Women Terrorized by Acid

Pakistan Domestic Violence

The St. Petersburg Times photoblog has run a graphic and difficult look at women in the Middle East attacked with acid. The photos are horrifying, tinged with sadness, a stark reminder that this brutality still exists and is accepted by certain societies.  You look at these photos and see the strength of survival these women have, their beauty and courage still shining through the pain. 

But at the same time there is nothing any of these women have done that is calls for this abuse. It’s criminal, shameful and should be denounced.  

The accompanying essay is also quite powerful.

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  • ExapnoMapcase November 25, 2009, 12:21 am

    I just signed up to donate to http://www.pwaisbd.org/, this shit has to stop.

    • jamesfurbush November 25, 2009, 12:26 am

      Thanks so much! Now that I know I'm going to donate too! I'm still broken up about the photos and the situation. Wish I could do more to make a difference.