Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Half the Sky
3 February 2011
“In India, a ‘bride burning’ – to punish a woman for an inadequate dowry or to eliminate her so a man can remarry- takes place approximately once every two hours. ” Half the Sky- page 14
Some young women bride were punished, killed, or burned by their husband in India because the husband cannot sustain his bride’s family and choose to remarry to another younger woman.
English 1A 8-8:50
"There were four of us who did that,She says. The others were too scared,Because it was very rickety.I was scared too, And i couldn't look down, But i was even more scared to stay. We thought that even if we died, It would be better than staying behind. If we stayed, we would die as well." Intro: 3rd Page, 2nd Paragraph
Four girls including Rath had decided that they would rather risk there life than to stay in the brothel. She couldn't look down and the bench was very rickety also. The girls thought that even if they did stay at the brothel, They would end up dying anyway.