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Like many, I suppose, I have been keeping an eye on the story of Mukhtar Mai while quietly seething with rage.

It’s a agonisingly repulsive story, with many an attempted corruption of Justice, with the victim being hounded as if she was the perpetrator of the crime, which more-and-more seems like an attempt to cover up the sodomising of her brother more than any other purported reason.

It is with this in mind, then, that I read this story of another case with a dreadfully similar feel. From the article:

Human rights group say hundreds of women are raped or killed every year in so-called “honour” attacks.

Honour? Do these cretins actually know what honour means? And, just in case any of them ever read this, here is a clue: It is not abusing those weaker than yourself!

I wouldn’t have thought that such a difficult concept, but here’s dictionary.com’s definition:

(noun)

  1. the state of being honored [syn: honor, laurels] [ant: dishonor]
  2. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; “an award for bravery” [syn: award, accolade, honor, laurels]
  3. the quality of being honorable and having a good name; “a man of honor” [syn: honor] [ant: dishonor]
  4. a woman’s virtue or chastity [syn: honor, purity]

(verb)

  1. bestow honor or rewards upon; “Today we honor our soldiers”; “The scout was rewarded for courageus action” [syn: honor, reward] [ant: dishonor]
  2. show respect towards; “honor your parents!” [syn: respect, honor, abide by, observe] [ant: disrespect]
  3. accept as pay; “we honor checks and drafts” [syn: honor] [ant: dishonor]

Nope, sorry. Didn’t see anything about gang-rapes in there… Quite the opposite in fact.

Telling proof that not all males are men