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    03 May '17 20:17
    http://www.newsweek.com/2017/05/12/honor-killings-violence-against-women-seeta-kaur-india-pakistan-593691.html

    Apparently women are being lured into countries like India and Pakistan, so that they can murder them. Thanks to a corrupt law enforcement and a society where women have next to no value, it's become a major problem apparently.
  2. Germany
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    03 May '17 20:44
    That's bad.
  3. Joined
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    03 May '17 21:03
    I remember watching a documentary about women being burned alive in India. Apparently men marry for the dowry and then want another dowry, so they set their wives on fire and then marry again. For whatever reason, the usual way to kill was to set their wives on fire in the kitchen.

    Very odd.
  4. Zugzwang
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    03 May '17 21:13
    http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/07/06/dowry-deaths-indias-shame/

    "Dowry Deaths: India's Shame"

    "The Indian Constitution grants equal rights to woman as a human being but has the
    society stopped seeing her more as than a chattel?"

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10280802/Woman-killed-over-dowry-every-hour-in-India.html

    "Woman killed over dowry 'every hour' in India:
    A woman is killed every hour in India because her family failed to meet her husband
    and in-laws' demands for higher dowry payments and lavish gifts."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowry_death

    "India has by far the highest number of dowry related deaths in the world according to
    Indian National Crime Record Bureau. In 2012, 18,233 dowry death cases were reported
    across India. This means a bride was burned every 90 minutes, or dowry issues cause
    1.4 deaths per year per 100,000 women in India. Although India's dowry death rate per 100,000 is
    lower than equivalent rate for Pakistan and Bangladesh, it is a significant social issue in India."
  5. Zugzwang
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    03 May '17 21:15
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.newsweek.com/2017/05/12/honor-killings-violence-against-women-seeta-kaur-india-pakistan-593691.html

    Apparently women are being lured into countries like India and Pakistan, so that they can murder them. Thanks to a corrupt law enforcement and a society where women have next to no value, it's become a major problem apparently.
    Whodey apparently conflates an 'honor killing' with a 'dowry death'.
    Both are terrible crimes against women, but they are not the same.
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    03 May '17 21:30
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Whodey apparently conflates an 'honor killing' with a 'dowry death'.
    Both are terrible crimes against women, but they are not the same.
    Right, one is murdering for money and the other murdering due to perceived family shame.

    The racist troll whodey does not seem to know such important differences.
  7. Standard memberSleepyguy
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    04 May '17 00:11
    Originally posted by whodey
    For whatever reason, the usual way to kill was to set their wives on fire in the kitchen.
    Well in addition to being monstrous, setting fires in the kitchen seems very shortsighted. I wonder if there's a booming kitchen remodeling industry there.
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    04 May '17 00:23
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Well in addition to being monstrous, setting fires in the kitchen seems very shortsighted. I wonder if there's a booming kitchen remodeling industry there.
    You would think there would be more HGTV remodels in India.
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