Abuse of Women Is Ingrained in Our Cultural Fabric. It’s Time Men Speak Out.

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The 12-year hunt for Yaser Said came to a close last week as the FBI finally captured him for murdering his two teenage daughters in 2008. Their deaths had hit me hard; I was their same age, in the same city of Lewisville, Texas, and we shared the same cultural identity.

Amina and Sarah Said were killed by their father in 2008 in an “honor killing.” (All Crime No Cattle @ACNCpodcast / Twitter)

I breathed a sigh of relief.

But such stories are far from over: On Monday, a whistleblower named Dawn Wooten who worked as a nurse at ICE detention center in Irwin County, Ga., expressed concerns about the high number of hysterectomies performed on Spanish-speaking women in the detention center.

The violence that left Amina and Sarah Said lifeless and these detained women without their uteruses is reflective of a greater cultural norm that sanctions violence against…

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