That poor young lady. I also feel bad for the fellow she loved and married.
I just am so stunned that families like this resort to murder. This is one’s child! This is supposed to be someone you LOVE! You’d think they would just kidnap the “offending” person and do all they could to undo whatever that person did (‘Divorce your husband and return home!’). It’s still a terrible thing but it makes more sense.
But instead, it’s “Kill them!”… as if the person is so utterly tainted that they’re a lost cause.
There needs to be a way to protect these women and girls and a way to get it into these folk’s thick skulls that murdering a loved one is dishonorable.
Families in these situations must go through some heavy bullying and shaming by neighbors if they feel murder is the best solution… being mocked because everyone around them thinks they’re wimps for not “controlling” their female members enough.
Seeing that no dad is mentioned and only the mom and brother were arrested, I’m thinking they’re the only family, here. Mom’s probably a widow and possibly poor (with her grown son as the ‘provider’). Mom probably wanted who daughter to marry some well-off guy who’s a doctor or something, but her daughter wanted to marry another guy out of love.
Another thing, in cultures like this, the eldest brother essentially replaces the father as the head-banana of the household. Mom’s parental authority essentially ends due to her being female and her son being a grown man… she can’t even be the boss of her own home as a widow despite being MOM!
That said, both Mom & Son sound like equally enthusiastic participants in this mess and went through it with such relish. I’d imagine this daughter was a strong, intelligent, liberated girl who knew she had every right to full autonomy, and it drove her family bananas! Frankly, the poor gal and her husband should have cut ties and moved faaaar away!
Now, a young man is devastated because his beloved wife and future offspring are no longer of this earth because of his wife’s jerkass misogynist mom & brother and a bunch of nosy misogynist villagers.
Something needs to be done about this! I try to find any good news on this subject, news of laws passed to fight this, efforts to educate people or change attitudes, killing attempts that fail, etc… yet I can’t find them. It’s as if every browser I use to find those articles doesn’t want me to find those successes, no matter what keywords I use!
Anyone ever encounter that? Trying to find some happier news about a horrible trend only to completely and utterly fail? I try looking up any hopeful news concerning the recent garbage in Afghanistan and can only find OLD articles that are now wildly out-of-date! It’s like there is literally nothing good going on there, now! Geez! Give me something semi-decent involving a resistance movement or a group trying to deal with the Taliban or relief efforts or something!
Ans surely, there’s been SOME progress somewhere concerning these “Dishonor Killings”! I want to hear about stronger laws, prevention, communities getting educated, foiled murder plots, feminist marches, SOMETHING!
Heck, I feel the same about human trafficking! Where’s the success stories and tales of activism and reform?! Surely, it’s OUT THERE BUT MY BROWSER REFUSES TO FIND THEM!
IS THERE ANYONE LIKE ME, HERE? ANYONE UNDERSTAND WHERE I’M GETTING AT? AM I GOING CRAZY? IS “THE MAN” LITERALLY CENSORING “GOOD” OR “HALFWAY DECENT” NEWS SO FOLKS FEEL BUMMED? IS IT THE ALGORITHIMS? WHAT GIVES? I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THE “OBVIOUS” ANSWER (‘Nothing is being done. It’s all a sea of suck!’) BECAUSE IT MAKES NO SENSE! SURELY THERE’S PEOPLE AWARE OF THE CRAP GOING ON AND WORKING ON IT! Maybe I’m using the wrong keywords.
Someone needs to create a news webpage that only reports good news in relation to these horrible things…
* ACTIVISM SUCCESS STORIES.
* HOPEFUL NEWS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN.
* NEWS OF GREAT PROGRESS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING, “DISHONOR KILLINGS”, ETC.
… I need an answer to all this because it’s driving me CRRRRRRRRRRAAZY!