Shelby's Honor Killing

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Honor killings happen when someone, the majority being women and girls, is perceived to have brought shame or disgrace upon her family by choosing to follow through with an action that goes against family customs, traditions or expectations. According to Shelby (2016) these actions can include, engaging in sexual activity or simply conveying a feeling of being sexual with someone of the opposite sex, even if a female is raped, choosing clothing, a job or education, opposing family’s choice for husband and/or wanting to leave or flee a marriage.
Men can also be subjected to honor killings, but is not as common and could potentially happen when a man is thought to be gay, marries a woman not chosen for him to marry and/or when that woman chose

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