|Reviewed by Rosalind Thompson
|That is shocking, Ian. It sounds similar to the witch trails in Britain and America. Not forgetting other medieval punishments.|
|Reviewed by Jennifer Butler
|Oh, that's just horrible, Ian. Not the writing, but the story. It makes you realize never to cast judgement on others, because when judgement hits you, it is always wrong and unfair.|
|Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
|Absolutely stunning! You write with such clarity and truth.. you may never move the cold hearts of these beasts, but know that you have moved mine.. Thank you for making us look... for daring us to. I weep for these women.. feel guilty for want of something to change it. Your sensitivites are a thing of real beauty. katy.|
|Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader)
|Hi, there, Ian!
Richard Vallance here (from PL&T)
Well, this is SUPERB!
The truth hurts those who don't want to hear it. Tough sh*t!
Good for you!
It is just mind-boggling the things people will do in the name of THEIR own "beliefs", when in actuality all they are doing is killing others (sometimes physically, sometimes mentally, sometimes emotionally, sometimes altogether) just because they are so full of useless and stupid HATRED.
Again, good for you!
BUT I must, on the other hand, reiterate that there is more to the world than just hatred, and we both know that.
|Reviewed by Jessica Martin (Reader)
|<font face="New Times Roman" size="4" color="brown"> <b>Oh! Ian! How true your words. How can one cry out against a "religious" practice of doing the very thing the criminal was accused of doing and to a far greater level of nudity. Baring her face to the sky? So many times we take for granted the feel of sun on face and sifting winds blowing through our hair. Very eloquent.
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I truly appreciate the chance to read this piece.
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|Reviewed by Candida Eittreim
|Ian, thank you for giving life and a voice to these lovely proud women. I know Afghani women personally, and have sen the horrendous scars.... This is a very eloquent read.
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|Very well written, it tore me apart, as any violent act of abuse and terror does. Will mankind ever conquer/subdue its brutality?|
|Reviewed by Sharon Williamson (Reader)
|This just broke my heart....that is why freedom is so important. You have done an excellent job here on such an ugly situation. this (as Eleven Days) has really touched me.
|Reviewed by A PAX
|That group of people scare the shit out of me!|
|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
|Oh, Ian, this is beautiful the way you wrote of its horrible stupidity... Pro-people, yes, our race, our tiny planet, our world.|
|Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
|I missed you Ian! This was excellent. I am for women and LITTLE people (innocent kids)... actually, for everyone to have their rights. This world is so crazy you know, all I can come back to is that good old fashioned saying "What goes around....comes around" One day, they will get their turn too. We just have to do as our mothers say and treat others as we would want to be treated. Well, you've won my vote my good fellow man. Thanks! Teresa|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|If you visit a women's shelter in any city in this country, you will see American women treated just as viciously by husbands and boyfriends; you will see young girls raped by their fathers, or their mother's boyfriends or other male members of the family; and you will see young boys sodimized by men family members or their priests or other people in an adult role. It's a sick world all around. The abuses publicized in Afganastan are just one area of many, although there the abuse is directed to women and female children.
A well written poem.
|Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
|Intense poem....very sad....we do live in a sad world when Rulers do not treat their people with dignity and respect..Floria|
|Reviewed by Sara Coslett
|This is an excellent poem Ian. So vividly portrayed. What a sad state of affairs this world of ours is.
The message you convey here is very important. Reminding us of what atrocities men, especially in that part of the world commit on women. Treating them as if they are disposable. Thanks for writing this one.
|Reviewed by Leysa Lowery
|Extremely moving write|