An Eye for An Eye

If you were blinded by acid by a rejected suiter, should he be given the same treatment?

In Iran, this could simply be the case for one man who blinded a woman for rejecting his marriage proposals. He stalked her, threw acid in her face purposely and has seen refused to show remorse. Even worse, this is not a rare incident. This happens often, and usually the men are able to get off with paying “blood money” to the victims in lieu of a harsher penalty.

I understand the civil right’s arguments that this is against the man’s human rights, but did he think of this when he was the one throwing acid? I doubt it. The woman is saying that she is not doing this for revenge, but to possibly stop other acid attacks from happening. I hate to say it, but I have to agree. It is violent, but throwing people in prison and/or making them pay money is not working-ask the other victims of acid attacks or look in today’s overflowing prisons.

The man’s punishment could be carried out within the next few weeks, and he will be given acid drops into each eye.

To read more on this article (which you should), go to http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/02/19/acid.attack.victim/index.html?iref=mpstoryview


One thought on “An Eye for An Eye

  1. I think you are right. I wouldn’t recommend an eye for an eye in every case but I think it seems particularly appropriate for crimes targeted against particular classes – women, minorities, gays & lesbians – to remind the perpetrators, usually male and of a majority group, that we are all humans.

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