Sometimes it's hard to believe we are really living in 2009! Every now and again, stuff happens around the world, or even in the US, that makes me believe we are still in the Middle Ages.
The one picture, I'm sure most of you have already seen, is the hanging of two boys, yes boys, for being gay. This took place in Iraq, and is one of the punishments meated out to gays there. This despite the Iranian President declaring several months ago that there are no gays in Iran.
Just the other day I read about a woman in Papua, New Guinea who was burned for being a witch.
And just yesterday, right here in the good old US of A, Congress passed two bills, one which would help women get equal pay for equal work.
Is it really 2009?