In a shocking modern day version of the story of Lorena Bobbitt, a Turkish woman sought justice the only way she thought she could against her alleged repeated rapist (and father of her unborn child): By murdering him, shooting him in the crotch, and then decapitating him, then walking into the village square with the man’s head by his hair, warning onlookers: “Don’t talk behind my back, don’t play with my honor,” Yildirim said to the men sitting in the coffee house on the square. “Here is the head of the man who played with my honor.”
Her father has insisted she never reported the abuse to anyone in the family before, or else “…we would have taken other precautions,” he said. (Why do I not believe him?)
Are her actions defensible in a country that reportedly has so little respect for women’s rights?