Half The Sky: Sexual Violence And Human Trafficking

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Reading Half the Sky has been enlightening and I feel that I have learned a lot about sexual violence and human trafficking in other countries. All the personal stories have been heart breaking to read, but chapter five in particular got to me. The first sentence of chapter five states, “of all the things that people do in the name of God, killing a girl because she doesn’t bleed on her wedding night is among the most cruel” (p. 81). In class we have talked about and I have read in the readings that female purity is important in many religious countries. I understand that virginity is valued in many societies, but it is hard to comprehend that people will kill a woman if she does not bleed the first time she has sex. Sex does not always hurt
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