Discussion #6 – v and vi

Your task for this discussion is to read the articles (Reading 9 and 10) and draw support from the articles to respond to the discussion questions below.

1.  According to the book, what is karo-kari and what role does patriarchy play in the continuing of this practice?

2. What are the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies (police and prosecutors) in dealing with cases of sex trafficking and honor killings?

3. After reading both articles and analyzing the different aspects of gender, victimization, and honor killings, what theory or theoretical perspective presented in Section VI of the coursebook can be applied to best describe the role of society in the perpetuation of such beliefs and perspectives about women? Make your argument for that theory.