Unspeakable Savagery Against Women

According to Wikipedia, “honor killing” is generally the murder of a female member of a family by the family, when they (and maybe the wider community) believe her to have brought dishonor upon them. A woman can be targeted commonly for: refusing an arranged marriage, being the victim of a sexual assault, seeking a divorce – even from an abusive husband, or committing adultery or fornication. These killings result from the perception that defense of family honor justifies killing a woman whose behavior dishonors her family.

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