“Though no one would ever think of using the term honor violence (we reserve that descriptor for brown people who live somewhere else, motivated by religious something-or-other or tribal something-or-other), one-third of women murdered every year in the United States are killed by their intimate partners. In 2005 that amounted to 1,181 women, or three women every day. To put that in perspective, the UN estimates there are 5,000 honor killings every year in the entire world. 5,000 in a world of 6 billion versus nearly 1,200 in a single country of 300 million. In other words, a woman in America runs a greater risk of being killed by her husband or boyfriend than a woman in Pakistan.”—
A woman in America runs a greater risk of being killed by her husband or boyfriend than a woman in Pakistan.
I’m going to go ahead and guess that more men are killed by their wives or girlfriends in the United States than in Pakistan, considering women commit quite a few domestic murders in the united states each year.
Cristina is a talk show host and has been a norm in hispanic television for over two decades.
Right now I’m watching a episode where she is promoting gay, lesbian, and trans* people to a hispanic audience.
I feel this is extremely important difference in the hispanic mindset. Hispanic, in general, and I’m saying this covering the Latin American countries, a typically highly religious and devout, using the word of the pope or bishops in their country to dictate who they should like and not like. As in conservative america. Stop of the most intense homophobia, transphobia has come from latinos who are still convinced its an ultimate sin.
But lately I’ve been noticing and important change. Opinions are changing. Gay characters, while still stereotyped, are presented in our telenovelas and shows like they are normal, everyday people. They are people.