Sunday, July 10, 2005

Code of Dishonor

    The "culture" of rape that exists in India and Pakistan arises from profound social anomalies, its origins lying in the unchanging harshness of a moral code based on the concepts of honor and shame. Thanks to that code's ruthlessness, raped women will go on hanging themselves in the woods and walking into rivers to drown themselves. It will take generations to change that. Meanwhile, the law must do what it can.
Salman Rushdie in today's New York Times.

2 Comments:

At 7:25 AM, Blogger uma said...

where are you? you haven't posted for a while...

 
At 4:11 AM, Anonymous Anand said...

Thanks Uma. I'm around and should be back pretty soon!

 

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