Been a crazy week so showing up a day late on adding five new images to the STL Image Gallery. My apologies.
If you like the STL image gallery, and rad-Left memes in general, I’m putting up a ton on the Sparking The Left tumblr.com blog. I’m posting them as often as I find them. It’s turning out really cool and the audience is starting to grow. Make sure to check it out.
Also, STL is now active over at Twitter throughout the week and we need some followers. Please follow us at @LeftSparking.
Lastly, but not least, I wanted to express how lucky we are for all of our female comrades in the trenches with us every day around the world. Throughout history, and today, much has been against you. Yet, you battle on. We could not have greater respect.
Here’s the link to the STL image gallery followed by a little gallery of some of the brave female soldiers of the past fighting for the radical-Leftist cause.
Taken from “Ladies in Rebellion” drafted by Abigail Adams, the wife of one President of the United States and the mother of another, 1774-1818. This is from a letter to her husband written in 1774, during the Continental Congress. This piece of an essay is from Book V called “Revolt.” This chapter is summarized as to pertain to “The struggle to abolish injustice; the battle cries of the new army which is gathering for the deliverance of humanity.”
I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And in the new code of laws of which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors….If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”
A good article in The Guardian regarding a protest against the ban on women driving alone in Saudi Arabia. Being required by law to be accompanied by a male relative when driving, protesting women made videos of themselves driving alone on the streets of Riyadh and other cities to be posted on social media sites.
Also, these videos of women driving are included in the piece.
A good article in the NYT Magazine on how Malala Yousafzai (the young Pakistani teen who was shot in the head by a Taliban fighter for going to school and was rumored to be a possible recipient of the Nobel Peace Prizw) has critics at home. Varying reasons why she goes unheralded by some are examined along with a good documentary on her story is presented.
Good article in the NYT reporting that Def. Secretary Leon Panetta has lifted the ban on women serving in front-line combat. And the amazing thing is it’s being supported by the leaders of the four major divisions of the armed forces.
It’s about time the U.S. caught up to the rest of the world.
There is no more heinous or vile crime than a sex crime. Rather one engages in incestuous sexual relations with a child, or commits male-on-male rape in a single-sex penitentiary, or participates in the rape of an estimated 15,000 German women during the Soviet occupation of Berlin during the last days of WWII. So here are two articles from the NYT on the issue of sex crimes in India and other countries (including the U.S.) that outline the horrors of sex crimes worldwide in light of the rape of a young Indian woman who was gang-raped, and later died, on a crowded bus.