Tag Archive: Violence against women

Oct 08 2013

Banaz’s story

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

Mar 23 2013

It is not about blaming the victims, it is about blaming the women.

Martin S Pribble, an Australian atheist blogger sent me his article on recent rape cases.I always like when men write for women’s rights and freedom, and protest against oppression of women. Martin wrote:

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Jan 24 2013

Good questions, good answers.

Gloria Steinem answered to some questions on violence against women. Q: What do you think are the origins of male violence against women? Is it rooted in a patriarchal society? Is it biological? Sociological? A desire for power and control? A: The origins of violence against women by men are not biological. If that were …

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Aug 10 2012

Girls around the world. Warning: Violant Images

A Kurdish or Iranian girl was stoned to death for falling in love with someone who doesn’t belong to the same sect. A girl was whipped in Sudan for wearing trousers. A 17-year-old girl was flogged in Pakistan. A 17-year-old girl was molested in India. Girls around the world get molested, harassed, raped, gang-raped, trafficked, …

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Jul 18 2012

Vagina was literarlly locked up for years.

Today’s News: Man kept wife’s private parts locked for four years. Man arrested for keeping wife’s private parts under lock and key. A man in India kept his wife’s genitals under lock and key. He drilled holes on each side of her labia majora. Before leaving the house, the man used to put a small …

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Jun 23 2012

Homeless Everywhere


“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of herself/himself and of her/his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond …

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Jun 10 2012

Violence against women by male intimate partners


”Each culture has its sayings and songs about the importance of home, and the comfort and security to be found there. Yet for many women, home is a place of pain and humiliation.” ‘Violence against women is both a consequence and a cause of gender inequality.’ NCADV says, ‘Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical …

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Jun 07 2012

Is Female Genital Mutilation only practiced in Africa? No.

Female Genital Mutilation-Source-middle-east-info.org

There are more than 130 million victims of Female Genital Mutilation in the world! Do we need more? Not only in Africa, Female Genital Mutilation is practiced in Asia too. A large number of Bohra Muslim women in India and Pakistan are being genitally mutilated in secrecy. World Health Organization says: Female genital mutilation has …

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Jun 05 2012

Bride Burning: Men burn their wives to death if wives are unable to give them money and materials.


Violence against women can take many forms, from humiliation, harassment, and exploitation to torture and murder. One of the most heinous and shocking forms of violence against women is bride burning. It is practiced in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Men douse their wives in kerosene and set them on fire. The question is instead of …

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Jun 03 2012

The Living Dead


Once upon a time widows were burned alive on their dead husband’s funeral pyres. It was believed that if a widow burn herself to death soon after her husband died, her husband would go to heaven and all his sins would be gone with the wind. Suttee or sati (“good woman” or “chaste wife”) was …

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