Where do we draw the line at cultural customs?
I know it sounds like a sick and twisted joke but it isn’t.
She cooked him lentils instead of goat meat and he used a washing stick to beat her to death, then called his son saying that he killed his mother and he had to come over right away.
So as long as we cite “cultural custom” or “religious custom”, we can pretty much do whatever the hell we want?
In that case, raping, pedophilia, murder.. we just have to say that’s how it’s done in my culture/religion and it makes it OK?
For me, there are basic human rights, regardless of these customs.
I know it’s acceptable in those countries but he was living Brooklyn with his wife, and in the U.S., it is NOT an acceptable custom to physically abuse your wife.
Do people still do it?
Of course, but it doesn’t make it right.
What a sick culture to be part of.
I feel incredibly sad on behalf of this poor deceased woman and of all women who are told this is acceptable behaviour and who have to comply with this bullsh*t.
It is a horrible thing to be told you are allowed to be abused just because you happen to be a woman, and even worse that little boys are taught this and grow up believing in it as well.
Where do we draw the line at cultural / religious customs as a defense?