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This letter-to-the-editor was written to the newspaper Toronto Star by a Canadian citizen:
'Honour killings' in the West- Re: Family stones woman to death outside courtYour article says that, since 2013, 869 women suffered "honour killings" in Pakistan. Compare this to the United States, where three women a day are killed by their male partners or husbands. By my count, since 2013 about 1,095 women were killed by men who think they have been dishonoured by their female partners.Maybe the women wanted to leave the marriage, or had found a new partner, but clearly the men felt betrayed and dishonoured by their partners and killed them. The media are quick to target women murders in Muslim-dominated countries, but maybe the media should also look at the facts in the U.S. (and Canada) as well.Judy HaivenDepartment of Management Professor,Saint Mary’s University,Halifax, N.S.