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The "Kingston Mills Murder" and the Construction of "Honor Killings"

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Published Date
January, 2015

 This article addresses the ways in which some acts of violence against women are often characterized as "honor killings," and asserts that this a form of labeling other "Others" as being backward and inherently more violent than western cultures. The author stresses the importance of rejecting this narrative. The author stresses the importance of “reject[ing] narratives of ‘culturally backward Others’ in need of rescue” (p. 116). Instead, we should work to “make visible and analyze multiple systems of power that collide, overlap, and interlock to produce women’s subjectivities” (p. 116).