Misogyny? What misogyny?
Two teenage girls found hanging from a tree in a village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh had been gang raped, police say.
A man has been held over the murders of the girls, who police said were 14 and 16.
Three policemen have been removed from duty for not registering cases when the girls were reported missing.
Violence and discrimination against women in India remains deeply entrenched.
Meanwhile, Farzana Parveen, the pregnant woman who was stoned to death in front of the court house for marrying a man her family hadn’t chosen? That man she married murdered his first wife in order to marry Farzana Parveen.
Muhummad Iqbal, the 45-year-old husband of Farzana Parveen, who was beaten to death by 20 male relatives on Tuesday, said he strangled his first wife in order to marry Parveen.
He avoided a prison sentence after his family used Islamic provisions of Pakistan’s legal system to forgive him, precisely those he has insisted should not be available to his wife’s killers.
“I was in love with Farzana and killed my first wife because of this love,” he told Agence France-Presse.
Police confirmed that the killing had happened six years ago and that he was released after a “compromise” with his family.
But none of this is anything to do with misogyny. It’s just weather, or gravity, or natural selection, or entropy. Nobody mention misogyny.