posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 12:43 PM
Though I agree that when we see things wrong in the world we do have to take action and intervien, I think different situations call for different
forms of interventions.
Changing honer killings will only be done by changing a cultural mind set. We can not go in with guns blazing and hope to bring about change, we have
to try to change thing on different levels.
The same way it would be unfair for a strict nation to invade our society and do away with things and people they do not agree with. Eg. Many other
cultures think our legalized abortions are wrong, pre-marital sex wrong, porn wrong, divorce wrong, etc. For them to come with guns blazing, and try
to change us is wrong.
What we can do is make woman have more means, support grass root programs in those countries that help out girls, woman, survivors of attempted honour
killings. Not everyone in these societies goes along with this, but enough do that change is required. Not every man in this society kills his wife or
girl friend when they leave but enough do so that it's still a problem.
The girl killed herself because it would cause problems for her younger sisters. They too would have been shamed dishonoued unable to marry. Anyone
ever see pride and prejudice? Or bride and prejudice, or bend it like beckham? Honour is not just your selfish needs, it reflects the whole. If one is
dishonoured so is the whole. This in Japan and those countries works great for some situations and poorly for others, just like our culture works well
for somethings and poorly for others.
Also speaking of guns blazing when we do invade other countries like Iraq do people realise that the rights of those woman has decreased significantly
since the war? Also after the Taliban in Afganistan, there was a small period where woman's rights got better, but in the new constitution there
rights from what I am understanding were not counted in, and many situations are going back to how things were during the taliban reign?
In the mean time we could use some work over here on child pornography, and the exploitation of woman in the porn industry and all those who still
[edit on 27-7-2006 by Harassment101]