Posted On May 13, 2009

Filed under frustration, life, rant

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There are a multitude of reasons that I am glad that I am an American.  And sometimes, I will read something in the news that only re-enforces that thought.  That happened again yesterday.  I came across an article about wife-slapping in an Islamic country.  A judge stated that it was okay for a husband to slap a wife if she spent lavishly.  His statements may or may not have been taken out of context but, the point is that there are a lot of people that think is it is perfectly okay to slap your wife.  They are fighting to change this and they are working to make things better.  I am just glad that I live in America and that battle has already been fought and won. 

I am glad that I live in a place where the girls will not have to be subject to their husbands and male relatives whims.  I am glad that we can have jobs, and drive.  That we can own property and vote.  That we don’t have to marry in order to survive.  I am very glad and grateful for where I live because while things may not always be equal, at least we have a chance to get there.


3 Responses to “Glad”

  1. Tricia

    Me too. Extremism makes me feel nutty, and sad, and angry and impotent all at the same time.

  2. Sprite's Keeper

    I read it yesterday and thought the same thing!

  3. Casey

    That’s just unbelievable. Can you imagine if that stupid judge lived here and tried to get away with that crap? His wife would probably beat him down.

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