Monday, December 1, 2008

Terrorism That's Personal

About 4 or 5 years ago, I performed a piece from the Vagina Monologues called "Memory of Her Face". I told the story of a young Pakistani woman who was burned with acid for going against her society's ingrained ideas about women. This is less of a story than an ignored reality. Thousands of women from Asia to Afghanistan are subject to acid attacks- attacks that leave women's faces hideously deformed.

I'm glad that the New York Times has decided to write an article about this. It's another injustice that should not be ignored.

Read the article here.

Picture is from the New York Times.

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