Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Women's Studies Prof That I Can Respect

ABSTRACT: When a husband murders a wife or daughter in the United States and Canada, too often law enforcement chalks the matter up to domestic violence. Murder is murder; religion is irrelevant. Honor killings are, however, distinct from wife battering and child abuse. Analysis of more than fifty reported honor killings shows they differ significantly from more common domestic violence. The frequent argument made by Muslim advocacy organizations that honor killings have nothing to do with Islam and that it is discriminatory to differentiate between honor killings and domestic violence is wrong.

See the whole thing here.

The Said Sisters -- God Rest Their Souls

h/t to Lex

BZ to Phyllis Chesler who conducted this study. This is the first time EVAH that I've seen anything of practical value come out of the Women's Studies discipline.

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