January 31, 2012
While those of us in North America–and maybe even Europe–are finally beginning to acknowledge –and even condemn–the multi culti horror of (dis)honorable killings of Muslims who bring their cultural baggage/trash with them as they emigrate, the true extent of this murderous practice in their native lands is like a glacier–much of these ingrained attitudes and actions are unacknowledged and therefore unknown. But slowly some knowledge is emerging.
The BBC recently reported on a true mother in law/grandmother from hell–a woman who killed her daughter in law for producing a third granddaughter when
the mother gave birth to a third girl two months ago. The husband and mother-in-law strangled her for giving birth to a third daughter”.
Senior officials told the BBC that the mother-in-law, known as Wali Hazrata, tied the feet of the 22-year old woman, who was known as Stori, while Stori’s husband strangled her.
He is thought to be a fighter with an illegal armed militia which is is believed to have some political support.
The birth of a boy is usually a cause for celebration in Afghanistan but girls are generally seen as a burden.
Some women in Afghanistan are abused if they fail to give birth to boys. And this is just the latest in a series of high-profile crimes against women in the country.
Ps-s-st! For people everywhere, here is an introduction to basic biology which I learned (too) many years ago in my urban high school and is still valid, simply explained by Wikipedia: it is the male sperm containing both x and y chromosomes as opposed to the female’s two x chromosomes–which determines the gender of children. So the male loving Afghani mother in law and daughter in law should have killed the son for his responsibility for producing a third daughter.
Each person normally has one pair of sex chromosomes in each cell. Females have two X chromosomes, whereas males have one X and one Y chromosome. Both males and females retain one of their mother’s X chromosomes, and females retain their second X chromosome from their father. Since the father retains his X chromosome from his mother, a human female has one X chromosome from her paternal grandmother (father’s side), and one X chromosome from her mother.
Yeah, (dis)honorable killing of males–that will reduce the incidence of these female murders. Or make for a pleasanter society.