Woman on the Cross

woman on cross

Farkhunda, the (innocent) woman in Kabul who was killed by a mob last week, is now a symbol for women’s rights, free speech and anti-superstition.

Some now call her a Martyr.

Maybe in this “holy week” (when a variety of faiths tell ancient stories of suffering), more of us will think of Farkhunda and women like her, speaking out in our day, standing in the face of dangerous irrationality.

Maybe we will even imagine her on a cross?

{and alongside her hanging up there:  Bangladeshi Bloggers who dare to challenge the Power of Religion}


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