Posts tagged "honor killings"

Family Stones Pakistani Woman To Death In So-Called “Honor Killing” For Marrying Man She Loved [UPDATE]

[UPDATE, 5/28:] The New York Times reports that Farazana Parveen was three months pregnant when she was killed. [New York Times]

A 25-year-old woman was murdered by nearly 20…

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Why Are Women Hiding Spoons In Their Underwear?

Women’s rights charities in the UK are warning women and girls who are being trafficked into forced marriages to hide spoons inside their underwear at airports to set off metal…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Frisky By The Numbers: Scary Number Of Teens In Jordan Support “Honor Killings”

Here’s a horrifying statistic that should make us all stop and think: a study of teenagers in Amman, Jordan found that half of the boys and one-fifth of the girls…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2013 - 11:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Afghan Teen Flees “Honor Killing”

If you read one news article today, read this one: NPR has a powerful story about a teenage girl in rural Afghanistan who ran away from her family after…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2012 - 5:45 pm

10 Suggestions For Renaming The Hymen

In some cultures, the word “hymen” could use a little re-branding — so the Swedish Association for Sexual Education is renaming it! The Nordic org is publishing literature in English,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2010 - 4:50 pm