Zainab Salbi's 475: Break The Silence

Satisfactory Essays
Zainab Salbi introduces her article by giving a brief yet thorough history on the culture in the Middle East and North America in countries where rape victims are asked to “cover [their] honor” by marrying their rapists. Not only is this done so that the woman marries one of the select men in the culture interested in marrying a non-virgin, but marrying these women is considered the punishment that the men deserve for raping. The article, published on July 29th, 2015 delves into the topic and discusses the situations of specific women and even presents a documentary made by Hind Bensari about the issue titled “475: Break The Silence”, referencing article 475 of the Moroccan Penal Code, which provides that whoever “abducts or deceives a minor,
Get Access