Tuesday, May 13

Honor Killing and Abuse among Woman

Then moment I'm blogging this, there is practically no students around. I'm in the verge of shouting to the suppliers who failed to deliver books on time earlier, but on the other hand, what the heck. Leave it. At least there is more room for me to get other works done.

Have you ever wondered; what drove people to hurt other people? I mean, this particular question keep popping in my vigorous mind lately after reading the headlines of some articles about abuse and honor killing. Mostly the victims are women and young girls as we all know; more vulnerable and easily captivated.

What's love and respect have to do with it? In Iraq, killing a women who is running from her abusive husband is considered honorable. Like, what is honor when you killed your own flesh and blood, after she is the one who suffered? Proud is more important than values of loveones?

Big questions there.

Womens against violence. It's cliche; but some part of this world, women doesnt really have a say in almost anything. Im not an activist nor deny the fact that women should be protected by men; but still where could women find solace when they know they cant rely on any of the grown man around her?

We have heard a lot of horrifying news regarding abuse. Is being scared of more honorable than being respected? What do you get when you have done something hurtful? Respect? Hell no. rage and anger wont solve any problems. Never ever. It is ok to spank a little; (and we're talking about children here) but it is NEVER ok to hit your girlfriend or wife or sisters. If they commiting adultery, or maybe something bad like robbing a store or something, you have every right to do so. But, if it just because she's pointing out facts that you dont like; than there is no reason to raise up your temper.

You definitely will be despise. Hate had more power when it is triggered.


Anonymous said...

The STOP HONORCIDE! campaign was launched on Mother's Day 2008. The goal of the campaign is to prosecute honorcides to the fullest extent of the law. We want honorcide to be classified as a hate crime and we advocate for every existing hate crime legislation to be amended to include honorcide.


Ellen said...

Nafty, the only kind of violence I think is justifiable is violence committed in self defense.

Real honor is having control over one's impulses and demonstrating respect for life.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

Anonymous said...

Ms. Sheeley, please contact Linda at mash1 AT reformislam.org

Adam-ArJuna said...


what a review...!!

how about abuse among guys..is there any definations abiut that..??