Hi Puellam audiam,Hi, everyone!
What is "honour killing"?
Thanks for your attention!
Thanks, quite clear. Therefore, it does not refer only to Pakistani women.Hi Puellam audiam,
An honour killing is carried out on a family member, by other members of the family, because the person has brought shame and dishonour on the family's good name and reputation.
For instance, if a girl of a certain strict religion or race, falls in love with someone who is not a member of that religion or race, and defies her parents, she will often be murdered by her own father or brothers. This is to keep the family honour intact (barbaric though it is).
There was one such case reported in the UK today.
Other honour killings can be carried out between feuding families. If a member of one family seriously insults the good name of another, then the killing of that person will be organised, usually by a criminal gang such as the Mafia in Sicily.
In some societies, if a woman commits adultery, she is stoned to death to protect the honour of the husband whom she deceived.
If I were reporting on this barbaric practice, I would call it a "so-called honor killing," or use some other device to make it clear that the concept is not universally considered to be honorable.well, the phrase comes from the news on TV today
On Skynew, the report is a woman's murder by her own father because her family does not approve of the guy she was with.
So, can I put it this way: honour killing is to kill somebody to avoid the shame he or she might get involved.
More or less like this, no?
Packard is correct. Rape victims in certain parts of the world are often killed by their family "to restore the family's honor." I don't understand what this has to do with "honor."You might want to take careful note that "honour killing" is the name of the act only; not necessarily a description of it.
There are some societies that would not consider this "honourable" at all.