10 March 2010

can we truly act like men?

A movie that’s been in our Netflix queue for quite a while, The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), finally arrived today. I watched it this evening.

So many forms of brutality come together in this film, which is based on a true story, that it makes one’s head swim. Fundamentalist religion, Islamic law, capital punishment, stoning, some other stuff that gets tucked under the name of “faith” and “custom,” and of course, men exercising their thuggish rule over women.

I’m left praying for a swifter evolution of the male psyche, one that isn’t so fearful of women!

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