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