by Cathy Resmer
Joss Whedon, creator of the Buffyverse, wrote this excellent essay on feminism that begins with a description of a recent "honor killing." Some Muslim men stoned a Muslim woman to death, and among the crowd of killers were a couple guys who caught the murder on their cell phone cameras.
It's pretty sick stuff, and Joss Whedon puts it all in perspective.
Thanks for the email, Selene.
Reminds me of Ken Picard's story in Seven Days this week, about male violence in Vermont.
CORRECTION: One of the comments below brought this to light, so I thought I'd bump it up here:
Just a factual note - the perpetrators were not Muslim. They wereYezidis, followers of a distinctive Kurdish religion. In fact one ofthe "rationales" for this horrendous act was that the girl hadallegedly dated a Muslim.
Thanks. Sorry for the error.