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Burqa or Blood By Jared Boss
Chained to My Male Relatives Women are not allowed to leave the house without a male relative Women are forced to stay at home if they are a widow Even widows who have money die of starvation from not being able to buy food Women who are lucky enough to have male children let them beg for scraps In Iraq, women need a mans permission to leave the country
The Burqa, My Prison Women are required to wear the burqa outside the house at all times A Burqa must cover all parts of the body If the body shows, the woman is hurt by a man Burqas have no eye holes, only mesh Women have been killed because of not being able to see or move out of the way of cars An old women was beaten for showing ankles
No Job, No Life in Afghanistan Women are no longer allowed to work in Afghanistan Little girls were forced to leave school when the Taliban took over The next day they beat little girls and women who went to go to work or school Women used to hold many government positions Now they do nothing but cook and clean If the woman is a widow, she has no chance to survive
Women's Rights Afghanistan Not allowed to go to school or work Windows must be painted black in their homes Must wear a burqa outside the house Can be brutally beaten for breaking any law Not allowed to keep their own children if husband dies and a male relative is alive Women can be killed because of “honor’
Women's Rights Iraq Women have some rights, but they are limited Able to make money by working Women are allowed to go shopping for food and clothing Their husbands are allowed to have four permanent wives and unlimited temporary ones Women can be arrested for fighting for women's rights Women have to approve their husbands next permanent wife
Differences: Afghanistan and Iraq Women Taliban requires a woman to wear a burqa at all times outside the home Iraq does not require women to wear a burqa Taliban do not allow women to work Iraq allows women to work and to make a living In Iraq, men are more forgiving to women Afghan men treat women like property
Similarities: Afghanistan and Iraq Women The women both have a dress code Iraq is a burqa that shows the entire face Afghanistan burqa covers entire face Both can be beaten by a man Little power over husband Women are not respected as they should be
Punishments For Breaking the Law Stoning - throwing stones at the head of a buried woman Burning - tying them to a stick and setting them on fire Hanging - putting a noose on their neck and dropping them Shooting - killing them with guns at point blank Poisoning – using toxins and drugs to kill or mame Beating - whipping or hitting with a stick or rope
Women and Religion Under Islamic law, men are allowed to have four wives Taliban is an ultraconservative group so their laws are different from Islam Taliban believe that if women are seen in tight outfits, men will go crazy and disobey God Women are not allowed to be religious leaders because Muslim society believes it will offend God Mosques are for men only, no women allowed
Honor Killings Women are murdered for no reason because of a man’s honor A women can dishonor a man by not wanting to marry him A women was murdered because a love ballad was dedicated to her over the radio A mentally retarded girl was killed in front of her tribe because she disgraced the tribe by being raped Honor killings happen in Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran If a woman back talks to her husband she is killed
Women and School : Afghanistan Women are no longer allowed to teach, so boys schooling has been affected Little girls were poisoned for attending a school Women were 70% of all teachers before the Taliban took control Many schools closed down from lack of teaching staff Some mothers operate hidden schools in their house These women are risking their life and the students lives
Forced Marriages Fathers of women get paid by the man who wants their daughter If the women will not marry the man, she is killed for disgracing her fathers honor Women go to the man who offers the highest price to her father These women are typically abused and too young to get married Young children are sold to older men to be their life long partners
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