I just added a very interesting link to my blog post. It is about an honor killing, by the girl’s mother, because she spoke to a boy. She threw acid on her, which at the very least, causes pain and severe disfigurement. This is not an uncommon practice in certain parts of the world today, like Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and other nearby countries.
These rules and customs from hundreds of years ago, are sadly still intact today. I know there have been exceptions in the U.S., that we know of, but we can count those on 2 hands. Doesn’t it go against every grain of instinct for a mother to kill her own child ? But.. to have this as an expected and obvious, assumed ritual, leaves me shaking my head in bewilderment and grief, for these young and innocent girls. I wish they could all mover over here.
Go to my blog and it’s the first post after this.