Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's about those international abuse horror stories - - -

A lot of the abuses one hears about around the world are sort of like this:  Some awful thing like the "stoning"of an adultress or an honor killing occurs in Iran or India or Saudi Arabia and we hear about it in the West and think that those whole countries are like that.  In fact, most people in those countries are more outraged than we are, because its happening closer to home.  It's like if a story that some old man in Appalachia had married his 12 year old daughter was disseminated overseas. Some observers overseas might conclude that this is normal in America or that Americans approve of that sort of thing. --Anonymous

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