Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Nothing but Red

Sometime in April of 2007 (some say the 7th), a mob pulled Du'a Khalil Aswad into their midst. Supposedly she had been fraternizing with a man not of her faith. They brutally stoned and beat her to death in an honor killing. She was 17 years old. Some recorded Aswad on their cell phones and the horrific images were later posted to the internet.

Joss Whedon of Buffy and Serenity fame penned a blog entry about the incident and about misogyny in all cultures. A few authors got together and decided to create an anthology to raise awareness about the issues Joss Whedon spoke of in his essay and also about Aswad's murder. The anthology contains artwork, essays, poetry, and stories by a multitude of authors.

Nothing but Red is now available. All profits will go to Equality Now. To read more about Nothing but Red, including a list of contributors, go here.

Lany

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Lany, for blogging about this. I am one of the contributors to the anthology. If anyone wants to get a "preview" of what is it about, you may have a look at my submission, which is posted in its entirety here:

http://www.redroom.com/blog/ellen-r-sheeley/the-dishonor-killing-dua-khalil-aswad

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth Frank said...

My thanks as well, Lany.

I am also a contributor to this anthology.

It's important. I really can't say much more.

If you feel moved to do so, go to my blog at www.elizafrank.com.

If you wish to see my own contrbution, I can arrange that.

Elizabeth

www.elizafrank.com

10:28 PM  

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