I went to Sundance last night, and watched a documentary set in Iraq titled "Quest for Honor". The movie itself was very emotionally detached, and not one of the best I have seen, but the maker of the film especially stressed one point. It's not Iraq, It's not the Middle East, It's everywhere. The stat was used in the film that 4 USA women per day will be killed by Domestic Violence. My two grandmothers who I viewed the film with said that the concept of killing women out of anger is common around the world, so therefore, it is everywhere. But the film was talking about a specific type of killings- Honor Killings, where an Uncle, Husband, Father, or Male cousin will kill a female relative under the excuse of Honor. The definition of Honor was never said, but a woman can be killed for relations outside of marriage or because she owned a cellphone behind her husband's back. I believe the difference between Honor Killing and Domestic Violence is that Honor Killings are purely cultural. Yes, women do get battered and killed other places, even here in the United States, but I think this is much different. Some countries appear to be less socially free and less socially advanced, and I think Honor Killings are more likely in those societies. It is almost unheard of in America for a father and a cousin to get together and say "Oh yes, we should kill her, for our Honor," I was also told that the term 'Honor' is the same as calling a woman a bitch here in America. That, the excuse that a man killed his wife because she was a bitch is the same as Honor in these other countries. I think it's a very complex issue and it would be interesting to see your point of views. Is it Cultural, or does it happen everywhere? How do you define the difference between Honor Killings and Domestic Violence, or are they the same? On a less serious not...Why do they call them Honor Killings, why not testosterone killings? Men are the killers in these cultures, and I can only assume the reason.