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Pakistani ‘honor revenge’ rape survivor watches opera based on her story

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posted on Jun, 19 2017 @ 03:47 AM

The 2002 rape case involved a highly criticized practice in rural Pakistan that allows village elders to approve the rape of a woman as a form of punishment for her or another family member’s misdeed.

Mai was punished for adultery allegedly committed by her younger brother... ...That accusation was later proven to be false, apparently leveled to cover up the rape of the younger brother himself

When Mai came to the council to apologize for her brother’s alleged misconduct, she was abducted and raped by four men

A Pakistani woman in her position is expected to commit suicide rather than live under the social stigma of being a rape survivor

After a long battle in several Pakistani courts, her rapists’ sentences were overturned and all six men are now living free.


Here's an interesting and eye-opening story about an incident that occurred in Pakistan in 2002. A woman's younger brother traveled to another village, where he was apparently raped by several men. The men then tried to cover it up by accusing the boy of adultery. Here's where the story gets even worse, though; the people of that area happen to believe in a practice known as "honor revenge". Since they were accusing the boy of adultery, it was then completely acceptable for several of the men to gang-rape his older sister as revenge for his (false) action. Worse still, when women are raped in this part of the world, they're expected to commit suicide afterwards. Well, this woman didn't. She fought the men in court, although it accomplished absolutely nothing, as they're all living free to this day since what they did was apparently not considered a crime.

There are people in the world who believe it is ok to gang-rape children, gang-rape their female family members in revenge for the children having committed "adultery", and then expect the women to kill themselves after being gang-raped. There are people in the world who don't think these things are crimes.

posted on Jun, 19 2017 @ 04:22 AM
Yep, making an opera out of a horrendous cultural deficiency is (I guess) progress of sorts.

Pakistan is undoubtedly one of the most backward countries, and quite surprising they have managed to afford to develop nuclear weapons.

The treatment of women and girls is pretty dreadful in most developing nations. If they are not mutilating the genitals of girls, they are denying education, forcing marriage and controlling. Women are disempowered and abused, and denied rights.

posted on Jun, 19 2017 @ 05:33 AM
a reply to: trollz

When I read # like this I am surprised there are not more women like phoolan devi

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