Sunday, July 17, 2016

Define "Honor," Please

From the actual war on women:

Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a prominent Muslim cleric, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday.

She makes the news here because whe was a celebrity.

She's not alone:

Her killing is likely to reignite debate about honor killings in Pakistan. Over 1,000 women were killed in such incidents last year in the country, according to data compiled by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent body. Many women are murdered by male relatives who feel their behavior or decisions have “dishonored” the family.

In what twisted world is it honorable to kill 1,000 women per year because they want to live their own lives?

Why Western feminists aren't the most enthusiastic supporters of the war on jihadi terrorism is beyond me.

But as I've often confessed, I lack a real understanding of nuance.