Preserving the “honor” of families in some Muslim societies is not considered very honorable by many people who turned away from that culture. In fact, in the documentary called “Honor Diaries,” one woman calls it “systematic, institutionalized misogyny.”
There are known cases of families beating and threatening a teenage daughter for talking to a boy. In another case a girl was killed for refusing an arranged marriage.
These incidents happened in the U.S.
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