Two beautiful British young women were attacked on their way to dinner with acid. It is not known why the attack happened or who the attackers were, only that it was two men on a moped. Katie Gee and Kristie Trup were on the island of Zanzibar as volunteer teachers at the St. Monica Nursery School in Stone town.
The acid splashed the faces and chests of the 18 year old women
It is estimated 150 women in and near Pakistan have their lives destroyed by such attacks. Typically it was a crime done by husbands or in-laws, but it is suspected that other groups have joined in the heinous crime dousing women who are not properly dressed. Most of the time these crimes go unpunished, but Pakistan has instilled tougher laws since an Oscar-winning Pakistani documentary, Saving Face, by HBO and its affiliate in Canada has spotlighted the crime as a form of domestic violence as a crime to women that wasn’t getting any attention.
It’s no way to live, their beauty scarred and disfigured purposely
Some of these women have had to take on 20 or more surgeries, losing their eyesight, the ability to breathe and eat. One young woman was gang-raped after her attack, one young girl had acid poured down her mouth because she disappointed her father not being born a boy. The punishment for being born female.
Raising the Feminine Principle
Many men and some women are afraid of the issues involved with raising the feminine principle in culture, fearing it is a condemnation and women have their “place” in society. All any woman asks is that her life not be ruined physically, mentally or spiritually simple because of the fact that she is indeed a female.
Acid attacks are dishonoring women
The way President George W. Bush’s life story reminds the public to take better care of their heart health, so should these horrific acid attacks on two young British women be a reminder to everyone both male and female that women have rights too. The right to live and be alive, the right to be happy and make a living to support themselves and their families, and the right to live life without the daily fear of an attack from a man they either know or don’t know.
Every female wishes to be beautiful
The woman become social outcasts, some acid attack victims have gone so far as to take their own lives because they are unable to cope with the scarring and disability they are left with.
The mothers of the two young women released a statement
“We are absolutely devastated the burns are beyond imagination. Both families would like to thank everyone who helped them get their daughters back.”
Katiejghee@Twitter, “Thank you for all your support. x”
“Saving Face” the film website
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