NIDDERAU, GERMANY: Reading the editorial “Strip of shame” (July 6) was a shocking experience. Although we should condemn such crimes, we ought to bear in mind that this is an extreme example; most women in our society suffer all forms of torture in silence. Treated like inferior beings, and restricted within the parameters of their homes, most women lead miserable lives. Struggling to look at the world from behind the folds of their black burkas, their world vision is limited, obscure and grey.
Unless laws are implemented to make women’s rights a reality, such incidents will occur relentlessly.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 8th, 2010.
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