Don’t utter her name but feel free to mention who she belongs to
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 22, 2011
- 7 Comments
23 year old Afghan university student Khaleda Mohammadi was beaten by her husband and prevented from leaving home for three weeks. Why? One of her male classmates uttered her name in public.
Just in case you find your blood boiling – hold on a minute. There is a perfectly good reason for it:
Fereidoun, her husband, says: ‘Out of pride, I can’t stand it when someone calls out my wife’s name.’ ‘I can’t look away and ignore it. She represents my honour. Every man who values his dignity must act like this; otherwise he has no pride.’
Or maybe not.