Wednesday, September 30, 2009

From a Fellow Advocate

from Sarah Kostick, Hotline and F2F Advocate since Fall 2007

This article highlights the international nature of rape and domestic violence. Culturally condoned and systematically entrenched, sexual and physical violence towards women is far too common-place in Afghan society. Complicating the development of an appropriate international response is the idea of cultural relativism, which has its place to a degree. However, we can all agree that certain behaviors cannot be justified, for any reason, through one's "culture", and the treatment of women like Shameen, in the below article, should be considered morally and legally repugnant regardless of geographic location and religious ideology.

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