Flogged Pakistani Girl Denies It

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Whoever it was (and in all likelihood it was her), a young woman somewhere in Pakistan got her ass literally whipped. Only question is who. The answer to ‘why’ will never satisfy those of us living in the 21st century.

Meanwhile, next door in Afghanistan, the powers that be just threw their women to the few wolves they were safe from by legalizing marital rape and a severe curtailment of female liberty.

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