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Sep. 7th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
S2C suggests that we should stop all aid of any kind to these countries.

But I have a feeling that I know who would suffer most under those circumstances - and sadly it is unlikely to be the adult men.
Sep. 10th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
I agree with you, but on the other hand a lot of aid sent to countries like that never get to the people who really need it, anyway: It's sold off by the country's "leaders" or stolen on the docks or while being transported. Women, once again, suffer for the idiocy of others.
Sep. 10th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Yes - that's why he said it should all be cut, and the more I think about it the more I think that he is probably right.

Although you can imagine, that if it was made very public that it was because of the so-called honour killings, that they'd tell their own public it was because there were 'so many bad women', not because ordinary women were being murdered...
Sep. 10th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm afraid you're right ...
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Sep. 10th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
I know, it just goes on and on and on ... I think they made their point.
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Sep. 8th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
In the summer of 1982, I had a roommate from Iran, who told me - very matter-of-factly - that if she lost her virginity before she was married, she would expect her brothers to kill her. She was a modern, westernized woman (as many Iranian women pre-Khomeini were) in her early 20s and not particularly religious, but this belief was culturally ingrained in her. I wonder, nearly 30 years later, if she still thinks this way. I wonder if she has daughters and if she thinks the same about them - that if they were to sleep with their boyfriends before they were married, her sons would be expected to kill them.
Sep. 10th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
That kind of thinking is hard to change, especially in a nation that remains under control of zealots like that. We can only hope things improve for her daughters and grandaughters.
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Sep. 10th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
I had the same reaction. I actually posted the article when I'd only partially read it, because I felt it was important for people to know what was going on in places like that. Then I started reading again, and it just went on and on and on -- believe me, I got the point long before it was over. I don't like to read stuff like that, it makes me feel the same as you did.

It's incredible that kind of crap that goes on in this world just because the same thing happened in the previous generation.
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