I started screaming I was so scared, but I stopped when he started hitting me... Ranging from executives to illiterate housewives, the women speak with frankness of sex and marriage, physical and mental violence, the fear of scandal and their indoctrination into the ideology of honour and shame.
I'd met him face to face for the first time that day; we were on our way to the honeymoon in Basra.
She was part of the desperate line of Iraqis trying to get into the hotel where foreign journalists were staying.
He was manning the checkpoint, a figure of authority and strength clad in military camouflage.
Fatin and John are certainly not the only romance to bloom during the Iraq war.
But in a conservative culture where even the most progressive women do not talk to strange men, rarely date and must not dream of marrying non-Muslim men, their flirtation is an exception to all the rules.
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Here are some of the highlights (or lowlights) of the book: Honor and Sexual Conduct in the Arab World..most important connotation of honour in the Arab world is related to the sexual conduct of women.
If a woman is immodest or brings shame on her family by her sexual conduct, she brings shame and dishonor on all kin.
Suddenly the girl who used to help you resolve a fight with your lady is now being sidelined as a “bad influence.” If you expect your girl to drop her friend just like that then get ready to do the same for her.
6) She was honest to you about her past relationships from the start, yet the closer you get, the more annoyed, jealous and paranoid you start to become with her history.