This story’s late addition to the main stream media is another example of how western media constantly works to downplay the bad behavior of men trying to protect their ever-worsening reputations. Meanwhile every time we turn around there’s more evidence of some new atrocity thought up by the most aggressive being to inhabit our planet: the human male. Anyway this latest vicious act took place last month. It’s been being discussed in the blogosphere for weeks now. Yet CNN JUST saw fit to post the story yesterday.
Not to mention how they attempted to downplay the fact that these crimes are really hate crimes against women by including a line within the article implying that men can be victimized as well. Thus making it appear to the average reader that this is just another nutty muslim tradition that included men within it, but, in fact, men are not victims of honor killings at all. When men are killed by their family and neighbors in this context it’s generally for collaborating with the enemy, not just for walking down the street or talking with a man who’s not a relative, the way a woman can be targeted for an innocent everyday act.
This is very similar to the way the media ignored the horrible rape and torture of an upper west side woman last month. She was the victim of a push-in robbery, where a man kept her prisoner for almost 24 hours raping and torturing her the entire time, even going to the extent of slitting her eyelids. He left her for dead but somehow she managed to survive, I think she’s still in the hospital however. Now what did we hear about this event which happened in the media capital of the world I might add, New York City? I think ONE ARTICLE, maybe two mentioned it. This story got almost no coverage except when they finally caught the rapist, the reporter made sure to include a comment sympathetic to him within it claiming ‘he never got a break”.
Well other men do obviously.
Just as they came to the rescue of their brothers Alex Baldwin and David Hasselhoff, desperately making excuses for their bad behavior towards their children.
Just as they continuously lie about the growing number of mothers who are losing custody of their children, trying to paint men as victims of discrimination in family court.
This honor killing spin is just another example of the free pass given to man by our media, as he continues plundering the resources, children and lives of woman.
Authorities in northern Iraq have arrested four people in connection with the "honor killing" last month of a Kurdish teen -- a startling, morbid pummeling caught on a mobile phone video camera and broadcast around the world.
The case portrays the tragedy and brutality of honor killings in the Muslim world. Honor killings take place when family members kill relatives, almost always female, because they feel the relatives' actions have shamed the family.
In this case, Dua Khalil, a 17-year-old Kurdish girl whose religion is Yazidi, was dragged into a crowd in a headlock with police looking on and kicked, beaten and stoned to death last month.