So what happened in the last 2 episodes. There was another way to return -- but to the 80s -- 30 years before they dropped out of California. Isaiah went. Who didn't? It looked like Lily, Eve's son and the doctor's daughter didn't -- though only Lily was supposed to go of the three.
She didn't make it up the mountain fast enough. See this gateway, you didn't have to fly through. You could reach it by climbing to the top of the mountain. But Lily arrived late and was depressed for 30 seconds or so. That's how long it took for a green glow to appear, circle around her and the other two and snatch all three into nothingness as Eve and Levi watched.
Mary Beth is dead.
I don't get that. They really do not have enough interesting characters. I don't think they should have killed off Mary Beth.
She got injured. Stepping up to defend Isaiah from Silas and his henchman. She got stabbed. She went on to the mountains with Eve and company saying this wasn't her first time being stabbed. But the doctor said she might have internal bleeding which is how we all knew how it was going to end. She only was there because of her son Lucas. He said he'd go through the portal. If he was going, she was going.
Lucas was not a good son. Or a nice one. But, to his credit, when Mary Beth got injured he was there for her -- before he knew she was dying. And when she started dying, he was there as well.
I like Lucas -- which probably means he'll be the next character killed off.
To reach the mountain, Lily had to leave the young woman who pretended to be her sister. She helped Lily up the mountain and got caught in a trap that had been set. Lily wasn't able to free her and she told Lily to leave her. This woman, by the way, was the only one who believed the stoner when he saw a cow. Cows are brought over by the Europeans so this was big news that a cow was there. But everyone thought, "He's stoned.'" He wasn't. With her help, he brought the cow back to the camp.
Remember the woman on the plane with Gavin who just leapt out? She's now in the tar pits. She told Eve and the rest about the portal at the top of the mountain. While they headed that way, she got stoner to help her in a different direction where she took him to . . . NASA? That's what it looked like. Right there in prehistoric times, one of those white towers shooting straight up to the sky. She put it there.
Apparently, she has been going in and out over the years -- she told everyone that time doesn't move from point a to point b forward but instead in circles. Turns out Silas is from our time too. We have no idea what's going on but these sink holes haven't 'just been' happening. There seems to be something more going on -- a lot more.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Those protests are being ignored -- again -- by the western press.
The protests continue this morning. And so does violence against the protesters. AL AHMAD TV reports today:
To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the Civil Development Organization in Sulaymaniyah launched an event to raise awareness on violence against women. The event featured women dummies lined up in the garden, who represented victims of violence. Visitors can hear their sorrowful stories through microphones attached to those dummies. According to the latest statistics, the number of victims of violence has surged despite deterrent laws. In the last 8 months, 10 women lost their lives in an honor killing.
Why was The #MeToo movement necessary in the US? Because women's rights are given lip service from time to time but not truly honored or recognized. And that is reflected in what US news outlets choose to cover when they cover foreign countries. Certainly, THE NEW YORK TIMES' go-go boys in the Green Zone, while getting really close with Iraqi women (prostitutes) elected to ignore the women of Iraq in print. To read those early year reports is to think that Iraq had no women in the whole country. THanks for all your 'ehlp John F. Burns and Dexy. Will you ever attone for what you did? Your wrok really does qualify as a journalistic crime.
And those crimes continue to this day. The pattern set by the 'golden boys' continues. So when Iraqi women fight for their rights, the western press looks the other way. Over and over. It's really past time that women with spaces -- coumnists like you, Michelle Goldberg -- started using your space to point out how your own outlets disappear women from the coverage.
JINHA WOMEN'S NEWS AGENCY reports:
Women in Southern Kurdistan are subjected to domestic violence. They are subjected to physical, psychological, verbal, and economic violence by their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons. Many women set themselves on fire to get rid of violence. Neşmik Resul, a psychologist working at a hospital in Sulaymaniyah spoke to our agency about what causes women to set themselves on fire.
Emphasizing that the rate of women, who set themselves on fire, shows the rate of violence against women, Neşmik Resul said, “Before, we worked on survivors, women, men, and children, of self-immolation. 30% of women living in Sulaymaniyah have set themselves on fire. Some of them died before being taken to hospital. We don’t know exactly how many women and young people have set themselves on fire until now but their number is more than we know.”
Stating that the ages of women, who set themselves on fire, are between 14-35, Neşmil Resul said, “Domestic violence and economic problems are the main reason for women to set themselves on fire. Female survivors have received psychological support at the hospital now. They tell us, ‘If there was another choice, we wouldn’t have set us on fire.’ Women set themselves on fire because they think they don’t have another choice.”
“Female survivors are subjected to more violence”
Mentioning that women are afraid of telling violence against them, Neşmil Resul said, “Women don’t report violence faced by them because they are afraid. Female survivors are subjected to more violence by their husbands. Women have no right to make their decision.
“I am ready to provide psychological support to women”
“The survivors need psychological support and I am ready to provide psychological support to them,” Neşmin Resul told us.
These are stories that mater and they are stories that the few western outlets that bother to cover Iraq now manage to regularly miss.
They certainly missed a death in the region yesterday. Khanzad Organization notes:
A police officer was killed by an armed suspect while responding to a domestic violence call late Saturday in Sulaimani according to officials. Several others were injured.
A person who was subject to a complaint clashed with police units from Sulaimani’s Directorate of Combatting Violence Against Women who were in the process of arresting him, the directorate’s media head Jamal Rasul told Rudaw following the accident.
Police officer Mohammed Latif was killed and three others were injured, he added. The alleged suspect also set the police car on fire, Rasul noted.
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