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Tag Archive: Honor killing

Oct 08 2013

Banaz’s story

Let’s listen to Banaz. I do not call it honour killing, I call it misogynistic murder.

Jan 04 2013

After beheading his sister man walking with a sword in one hand and the severed head in the other

Her crime? She decided to divorce her abusive husband and marry someone else whom she loves. The man is not mentally ill. He just hates women. He grew up hating women. Hating women is considered ‘masculine’, loving women ‘feminine’. Men do not want to be feminine. They fear love will ultimately make them soft and …

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Dec 08 2012

Cold-blooded murder of women.

Yesterday a man has just beheaded his sister for family honour.

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Jul 31 2012

A big celebration of patriarchal tradition

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Yes, it happens in the Indian subcontinent every year. It is a big patriarchal festival celebrated by Hindus. Men and women of all ages, of all classes and of all castes celebrate Raksha Bandhan or the bond of protection. On this auspicious day, sisters tie a silk thread called Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists and pray …

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Jun 19 2012

Father’s Day Gift (Warning: Violent image in post)

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The world celebrates Father’s Day. On Father’s day, some Fathers give gifts to their daughters. On Father’s Day in India, a Father beheaded his 20-year-old daughter with a sword because he did not like his daughter’s lifestyle. Then he paraded her severed head through his village. Just 4 days before Father’s Day, a French diplomat …

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Apr 17 2012

Crimes against humanity

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    ‘The right to life of women … is conditional on their obeying social norms and traditions.’ — Hina Jilani   ‘It is a tragedy, a horror, a crime against humanity. The details of the murders – of the women beheaded, burned to death, stoned to death, stabbed, electrocuted, strangled and buried alive for …

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