Every fourth girl not allowed having boyfriend

Stockholm | 2009-04-14 | 5 comments

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Parents hinder teenage love.

The problem of honour related oppression is larger than expected, according to a new study. Almost every fourth girl is expected to be a virgin until her wedding and is not allowed to have a boyfriend.

Honour related violence and oppression among youths in Stockholm is more widespread than earlier anticipated. This is shown in a new study commissioned by Stockholm City. Stockholm University has asked 2000 of the city’s 15-year-olds in a survey and the result is surprising for the city government.

- In Sweden it’s not allowed for adults, not even parents, to hinder the children from living a complete life, says Ulf Kristersson, City Commissioner in Stockholm, to public broadcaster SVT.

The survey shows that every fourth girl has answered that she is not allowed to have a boyfriend and is expected to be a virgin when married. Every sixth girl is not allowed to self choose with whom to marry. Seven per cent report to have been subjected to infringement, threats or violence.

With the study as a benchmark, Stockholm City calculates that there are 4000 teenage girls in Stockholm who live with unlawful honour related problems.

David Jonasson

Readers' comments

2009-04-28 00:19 Lars wrote:
Chistina is probably right. Islam has an issue with virgins. Chapter 55:72 of the Qur’an stated that Muhammad was saying, ´The smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode where there are 80,000 servants and 72 virgins, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls´ etc. Accordingly, Hamas suicide killers are promised to meet 72 virgins in heaven. Honour related violence of women is common. In Jordan, some 20 women are murdered annually in the name of "honour"...
2009-04-27 13:53 Chistina wrote:
Deks, Only 25%?, I bet 100% are muslim women.
2009-04-26 19:33 Deks wrote:
You didn´t write how many of these women were Muslim women. I bet 25%.
2009-04-15 12:06 michael anthony scott wrote:
Do Anglo Saxons have any human rights left in Sweden,U.K. Canada. My experience the last 10 years is slim to zero.i Have worked and paid taxes 10 years in U.K. 2 yrs in Australia 25 yrs in Canada 6 yrs in UK.Been in eskilstuna since 2007 recieved 10000sk since nov 2007,from Canada.tried to register here june 2008 was asked if I was breeding,then told there is 20000 ahead of you,fair enough.Iwas the only Viking in there.Wentin last week,was told, you are not registered,60000 ph16 516252
2009-04-14 21:05 Serpente di Telesio wrote:
My God,Sweden do not understand how wrong is Darwinism-Swedish people can see in his female sexual normal and natural behaviour that freedom mean biological lateness, So not honourable funny sexuality of swedish women is a way to close the gap, because the honur law mean "I am not an ape and I do not need sex" but this is because people in the mediterranean and middle east area,are already mixed,and therefore more modern human and clever than ancient blood scandinavians..nothing is for fun

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