Friday, July 9th, 2010

Toward A More Modern Method Of Stoning

Today in modest proposals: "The punishment of stoning needs to be updated to fit with the times. Having a frothing mob hurl rocks at a woman half-buried and yelling until her eyes fall out is a process of law which means well, obviously, but it needs to be given a modern gloss. There should still be a place for mob violence, for the semi-burial, for the hurling of rocks, and for stoning to stay on the statute books where it belongs."


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cherrispryte (#444)

There is a beautifully heartbreaking HBO documentary called "For Neda" and in it, amongst other things, there is footage of a stoning. It is, to put it mildly, extremely fucked up.

I couldn't actually finish it, heartbreaking is such an understatement.

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