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 believe that “honor killings” are OK. A so-called “honor killing” is when a family member murders a woman or girl who has brought shame upon the family; infractions can be as wide-ranging as talking to a man who is not family, having premarital sex, or being the victim of a rape. The study of 850 teens found that not only are patriarchal attitudes still popular but violence against women expressly condoned. This is unnerving stuff. [CNN]
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Last night’s episode of “Bachelor Pad”
was all about pitting the women of the house against each other and making them feel like dog crap. First, the contestants were all asked to complete a survey about their fellow houseguests — who do they think is the most shallow, the biggest jerk, the dumbest, etc? Then for the rose competition, they had to publicly declare who they thought got the most votes per question from the house as a whole — not necessarily who they individually thought was, say, the dumbest, but who they thought the house
thought was the dumbest. Let’s just say a lot of the women ended up in tears. Keep reading »