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November 25, 2006

Values and Traditional Societies

Stumbled upon this testament to the superior wisdom and morality of traditional societies on the website of a Turkish newspaper. It concerns "a married woman who was raped by a man, also married":

The case was exposed when the rape victim spoke up.... The elders of her village aiming to avoid a blood feud found a "peaceful solution." The 16-year-old daughter of the rapist would be given to the husband of the rape victim. Since the men would have settled the issue, no blood feud would emerge.

Posted by Mitchell Stephens at November 25, 2006 6:48 PM


Ahhh... Women as sexual property. You damage my property and I either have to give you my property, or you get to damage mine.

Ain't life grand..

Posted by: beepbeepitsme at November 26, 2006 5:07 PM

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