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Reply #2: quite frankly this is an outgrowth of their tribal traditions [View All]

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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 01:04 PM
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2. quite frankly this is an outgrowth of their tribal traditions
Edited on Wed Jan-05-05 01:15 PM by sui generis
what it means is this:

women convey property in the form of dowry to men. Marriages are arranged to conserve wealth and property and social standing. Sullying the bride or worse, eloping with a bride can potentially bring financial and social ruin to a family. Social ruin is nearly the same as financial ruin; your cousins and brothers will not find work or assistance or brides. The only way to divest themselves of "shame" is by an honor killing.

Women ARE property in Pakistan. Worse, like Afghanistan, nearly every rural area is the domain or fiefdom of a warlord or tribal leader preserving a community of kin and tribal commitments that revolve around property and family wealth and social standing, so the system perpetuates itself. Those tribal fiefdoms only pay lip service to national law, and most government "enforcers" either fear to tread in those territories or are themselves obligated under their own kinship and familial relations.

(***COOL, my first threadkill in weeks***)

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