Fri, Jan 11, Updated Log in No account? They believe a teacher would be offended by a question about sex. He hasn't told them yet. Just last week, Pakistani journalist Marvi Sirmed hit back in a fury after she was threatened with rape on live television by a fellow panellist on a news program. Any boy or girl who bucks tradition by forging a secret relationship is at serious, possibly mortal, risk. The girl, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said she was on the phone to a friend at around midnight when she heard someone knocking on her window.
Ali is from a village in Pakistan's Punjab province.
Pakistani girl responds to threatening note allegedly slotted through her window
Older brothers in the family are particularly isolated. The recent incident occurred amid heated public debate in Pakistan about harassment of women. Honour killings, acid attacks, bride burnings, child marriages, and sexual and domestic abuse are commonplace, yet these crimes are grossly under-reported. I learn that here, as everywhere else, pornography adds to confusion, anxiety and — particularly in this conservative Islamic society — guilt. They tend not to confide in their young brothers about intimate matters, because they believe this would undermine their authority in the male pecking order. According to police, she conspired with another man to escape her marriage by lacing a glass of milk with poison.