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

one third of jordanian teens 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 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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