Police in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz are looking for a man they say strangled his wife after she bore him a third child that was not a son.
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This article is basically summarizing about a man and his mother that kills his wife because she hasn't given him a son after he's impregnated her 3 times and he doesn't like that all she's given him is girls. With the help of his mother, he killed his wife by beating her then finally strangling her to death. He then fled the scene because he didn't want the entire country knowing he killed someone, so he fled and finally the police caught the mother, but she came up with a totally different story so they would stop looking for her son which in my opinion whether they get 3 different stories or just 1 story, they should still look for him because he needs to be punished for such a horrible crime he committed of manslaughter. The numbers of violence of women in Afghanistan are just through the roof year by year. This story was posted in 2012 but in 2011 their were 1,026 reported cases according to CNN, also in 2010 there were 2,700 cases reported of violence according to CNN. A quote that really popped out to me was "And there is a heavy cultural pressure to bear sons, who are viewed as the breadwinners, she said, with the birth of a daughter seen as a burden rather than something to celebrate." (CNN) This popped out to me because its saying that if a girl is born, then they are just nothing, but if a boy is born then he is praised like god and is the one and only and is the best out of the children. I know that boys are important in Afghanistan because they are the future soliders but lets not treat the girls as though they are nothing, they provide meals, take care of families while the men are out working, so technically the girls aren't just there, they have a purpose in life.