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April 10, 2004

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Misogyny is not unique to Arab world. Would that it were! Witness the "double standard" still alive and well in the so-called female-friendly US of A. Virginity/purity/whatever you want to call it is still a prized quality women are expected to possess. A man with an active sex life is fine; a woman with an active sex life is a... well, you know what. A man who is powerful in the business world is a tycoon. A woman who is powerful in the business world is a... well, you know what. But beyond these unfair labels women must endure, is the truly frightening male anger that unleashes itself against women but receives the benign label, "domestic violence." About 10 years ago, I began taking note each time I read about a man who had killed his wife or girlfriend... usually because she was breaking up with him, divorcing him or otherwise attempting to disengage herself from him. I have literally lost count over the years. It is absoloutely pervasive in our culture! Recent cases like Laci Peterson and Lori Hacking are just the tip of the iceberg. THE TIP. Yes, like Arab men, many American men practice the honor killing. Why we don't recognize it for what it is, I have no idea. Lynching of African-Americans in the early- and mid-20th century... we all recognize that for the horror it was. The recurrent slaughter of women, up to and including the present day... barely a blip on the radar. Any woman out there who thinks she's on an equal par with men is dreaming. Dream on!

All good points, A Woman, but in the USA, the law is designed to discourage that kind of behavior.

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