Tuesday, August 9, 2011

RIP You Sexy Ass...

So I was away for a while, and missed a crazy story about an honour killing, involving a.......wait for it............. DONKEY....!

My husband was the first one to tell me about it - and i looked at him like he'd lost his marbles. I was sure he had misread something. But nope, when I got on twitter, there it was..splashed about all over the place.... *Sigh* the motherland never fails to surprise me. Things are rough over there, the level of ignorance is just beyond words. The lack of education and awareness is enough to make anyone's head explode.

It's really embarrassing to be from a nation that:

a) actually still has honour killings
b) has an honour killing happen to an animal.

So not only is this animal raped in some Sindhi village, its also accused of adultery and shot. The guy that raped the animal is charged with a fine. Where's the honour in that, if anyone should've been shot... it should've been the donkey rapist. But sadly, thats not the kind of country we come from. How did we let it get this way? :(

I mean, people have been fucking animals since the beginning of time, I'm sure. And its terrible, its sick and its not consensual. It happens all over the world, but we have to take it just that one step further. We have to make it even more violent and more ignorant than it already is. Because of one douchebag, the rest of the world is thinkin',

"gosh darn them Moslems, I knew their kind was donkey fuckers already, but they had to go an' honour kill the donkey too"

We're not all like that, obvs...but our countryfolk keep doing shit thats hard to ignore. Holding protests against razorblades, killing donkeys, blowing people up, assassinating liberal politicians. It's like the majority of our country doesn't want to move beyond the stone ages, and they somehow keep using reasons like 'honour' and 'religion' to justify these acts.

I was just looking through some of the comments people have posted online in regards to the donkey honour killing, and here's some of what I found;

Proud Infidel says:
July 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

Incredible. No matter how backward and ignorant you think they are, they are even more backward and ignorant than that.

RazarX says:
July 22, 2011 at 9:49 am

Send them billions more in aide money.

Stephanie says:
July 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

Poor donkey Abused and killed. I so hate Islam.

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So, obviously, the commenters are ignorant and biased and all that, because donkey-killing is not *actually* prescribed in the holy texts. Its sad however, the kind of reputation Muslims have. And I wonder why they continue to have that reputation (I don't really wonder at all)... :/ And who exactly is trying to better the reputation? No one, effectively, that's for sure.

Because they are murdered if they do try.

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Here's what my interviewees had to say about Bestiality;

To what extent, in comparison with the rest of the world, do you think people practice bestiality in Pakistan?

Ayesha, Female, 28

I haven’t heard any concrete examples, but I would guess in a largely agricultural economy, bestiality would be quite common. I personally am not in consent with this particular brand of ‘deviance’.

Layla, Female, 19

I would say few as compared to the rest of the world, but def does happen esp in rural areas.

Ambreen, Female, 28

i don't even know what that is... (when told): i honestly wouldn't know..... at all... poor animal...

Mariam, Female, 26

I'm sure they practice it a lot actually…simply because they’re so frustrated and people don’t have access to women… they might think an animal is the next best thing. I’ve heard stories… and I don’t doubt it for a second that its not a rampant sexual act in our country…

Fatima, Female, 25

does happen, to quite an extent. I know some men practice it in the villages….I knew someone who fired their driver because he was doing it with goats.

Sumeira, Female, 25

I think people practice bestiality in this country to a large extent. Especially In the rural areas. I don’t know about compared to the rest of the world – but yeah, it is a big thing. I’ve heard a lot of stories in the rural areas. Camels…when we heard about the camel thing, the first question that popped into my head was, “How do you fuck a camel?” It was someone I knew…someone in the village, one of the workers…in Shikarpur, Sindh.

They got word in the village that this guy was doing this with the camels and they wanted to kick his ass…but there’s no court or anything – like – you sit down and that’s your court, all the villagers sitting there… and the elders decide. They guy said show us how you fucked the camel. So he made the camel sit down and tied a rope around the joints of all the legs and the camel couldn’t move…and that’s how he did it – so they screwed him over. But there are a lot of cases like that…and they do get caught and get their ass kicked because in Islam its haraam.

Zobia, Female, 22

Statistically I have no idea, but I do know that it happens a lot in Pakistan. Especially amongst the poorer people who work on farms and places where there are animals. Whether or not this is out of desperation, because they don’t have access to any women or men…or whether it is a weird kinky preference these people have, we cannot really know. I haven’t really heard of it happening in other situations…but for all we know it probably does.

Saira, Female, 22

i don't even know what bestiality is... (when told) Oh my god..... i think in the villages maybe more so.....in secrecy it might be allowed... i think its disgusting .... how could u even .... its like having sex with a child... the animal does not consent.... how dare u..... i think in the cities it might be looked down upon... but wasn't there something on the news about some guy in Pakistan being married to a goat? i think its disgusting...

Rabia Female, 23

Don’t know if it is ignorance, but I have no knowledge of sex with animals in Pakistan. Would be interested in finding out though.

Farah, Female, 29

Haha. I think its probably higher than much of the world, due to the non-availability of women, combined with the highly agrarian society.

Sam, Female, 28

I think its probably more common than most other places. Primarily because there are very few sexual outlets for people- (sexually repressed society remember). Plus I have been told by friends who've been involved in research of such nature that its very very common in Pakistani rural areas.

Maliha, Female, 21

I guess it’s pretty common in the rural areas? I really don’t know. I don’t think it’s very common anywhere, here or abroad. Certainly not more common here. Or so I think.

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So we had some varied opinions, a couple of people didn't even know what the term meant...some didn't doubt it happened a lot in Pakistan, considering the gender segregation. Some even cited examples of the cases they knew about.... one thing's clear though; not one of these interviewees thought of this as acceptable behaviour. It all boils down to one thing really, and Saira says it best,

i think its disgusting .... how could u even .... its like having sex with a child... the animal does not consent.... how dare u.....

I'm sure in certain situations it happens in large cities in Pakistan as well, because again, society is still pretty narrow minded about sexuality...leaving people with very few outlets - but like my interviewees, for obvious reasons, i too assume it'd be more common in the rural areas....Although, sexual outlet or no sexual outlet, there are people that are just 'into animals'.... zoophiles....I couldn't tell you why.... I once saw a documentary where people had left their spouses to be in a relationship with the household pet. WTF.....really.... of course there weren't any Pakistanis featured in this documentary about zoophiles.. the subjects were all from the states in this case

..but it does happen everywhere...do you think sexual repression causes an increase in its occurrence?

what I'd be curious to know about the Pakistani animal fuckers, is first off, do we really have that many more than the rest of the world... and how many of these people do it because they don't have too many other options, and how many of them are truly just into animals....*shudder*

And of course, lets not forget that information from google trends, that claimed that Pakistan was number 1 for all kinds of searches involving sex with different animals...

I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts..as always....