There’s no honour in ‘honour killing’

Human Rights Watch defines an honour killing as ‘An act of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonour upon the family.’

Recently in Kingston Upon Thames an Indian Muslim teenager involved in a relationship with an Arab man was kidnapped, raped and murdered. She was found stuffed in a fridge with her throat slit and another female was also kidnapped and raped but escaped. Two men have been arrested and will appear at the old bailey on 21st of August.

There’s no honour in kidnapping.

There’s no honour in slitting someone’s throat for no reason.

There’s no honour in rape.

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Substitute babies for primates in medicine testing

Peter Singer asked the question ‘why is that we have a better time processing carrying out testing out on Monkeys than babies who are born without a brain.’ About 1 in 10,000 babies are born with anencephaly which is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull.  Continue reading Substitute babies for primates in medicine testing