Tahirih a great woman I admire. Do you know her?

@raydene (9874)
United States
July 27, 2008 8:48am CST
In the mid 19th century Persia(Iran) saw the birth of a new religion "Followers of The Bab". This man The Bab taught that men and women had equal value to God and encouraged women to take a step forward. Women at this time were second class citizens. They had no rights and were basically owned by their fathers who eventually gave them to their husbands. Tahirih was one of the first followers.Tahirih unveiled herself in Badasht, becaming the first woman to publicly unveil in Iranian history and the first agressive movement against the oppression of women everywhere. It was almost 70 years later in 1920 when women in US gained the right to vote. She was executed in 1852. She was strangled with a silk handkerchief and then thrown into a well, later filled with stones and dirt. The Followers of The Bab are today known as Bahai which is my religion. Do you admire someone? xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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@weemam (13377)
27 Jul 08
Yes sis I also admire strong woman , I have met lots of them and glad to say you are one of them xx
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Awwww Doll You give me too much credit. Mostly I feel like I fall down but I do keep getting up! Now you Love are the strong one! xoxoxoxoxox
@weemam (13377)
28 Jul 08
well we can hold each other up sis xx
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
27 Jul 08
Thanks for all this really interesting info, raydene. I must admit that I didn't know who Tahirih was but she must have been an outstanding personality. What a lot of courage she showed by doing what she did and knowing what consequences her acts would have. Truly admirable. To answer your question I admire the Dalai Lama although I'm not a Buddhist. I admire him for his beliefs, the way he brings them across, in short, for his wisdom. XXX Dana
@raydene (9874)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I also hold his teaching dear! My son was studing and almost became Buddhist but after soul searching became Bahai. He isn't active of late but he is Bahai in his heart. It doesn't matter..we must each follow our own path! xoxoxoxoxoxo