Women and their honor killing 

Women and their honor killing
A Palestinian woman, 26 years old, killed her husband some days ago in Gaza. The system quickly responded, and she was sentenced to death penalty.
It did not take the judicial system to have a consensus that she was guilty, especially that she committed her crime with a previous plan and will. Of course, no one there cared for the reasons. The penalty for killing is simply death.
It is as well, irrelevant to know anything behind the reasons that makes a woman who is already living in a weak suppressive environment where she is barely treated as a human being, kill her husband that he was oppressive . To get a woman as such plan a killing to end up her unbearable life under the tyranny of a man did not move any of the legislator’s hearts. After all, beating women seems to be a norm to them.
Of course, we cannot as well know if the man was cheating. Reason in a reversed case gives the person all the right to kill her, and the maximum penalty he receives is a couple of years that is usually an exception, because In most of the time they get away with it, at most with a couple of months. Since it is his duty to purify his honor. Whereas in the case of this woman, the man cannot even be a cheater, because he is naturally allowed to have two or three or four or and whatever he can afford. It’s the higher legislation of God that gave him this right.
The whole discourse now became whether she gets a death penalty or not, ignoring the problem of having the death penalty in the first place.
The real issue is in treating this woman as a criminal. Not that she is not for the fact that she committed a crime. But the diversity and unjust situation in the similar crime a man commits against women.
If men are sentenced to the maximum penalty in crimes of killings, the number of female victims will diminish . But what happens is that it encourage people to kill women, and they have a path out all the time “honor.” While, women, as in this case, will just live with the same suppressed situation because the only rule of law she can access it the status of the legislation of that man.
A woman does not have the luxury of an honor killing because men don’t have honor according to the customs … And sarcastically it is true.

Published by nadiaharhash

Exploring my own Shoes ... somehow my walk , my way ... Being a woman is one thing . One important thing of originally two things. However, living in a global patriarchal dominance makes one thing dominant of another . A lifetime struggle of women resilience for being the one thing they are Women . All the resilience of being a woman is another ONE thing . For being a Moslem woman is another thing . Being a Moslem woman living in an Occupied land is definitely a totally other thing. What if you add divorce to this ? Being a Woman, a Moslem , a Palestinian and Divorced … makes the introduction to living in my shoes… Living in a Shoe of a Woman. PS. English is not my first language.. I know I often need to edit , however, there is something in the power of the 'click send' button.. ever since I did it the first time .. I enjoy clicking directly from my heart...unedited...

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