By Sheila Johnson
The cover of the August 9, 2010 issue of Time magazine carries a photograph of a young woman whose nose and ears were chopped off by her brother-in-law, while her husband stood by and watched. The men are Taliban members and this is why Bibi Aisha made the news.
Every year, 1,095 American women are murdered by an intimate partner. Unlike Bibi, Rhode Island women who are raped, beaten, tortured, and even killed by their husbands and boyfriends do not make the cover of Time. I was curious if domestic violence issues had ever made the cover of Time before, and in what context and circumstances. I did some informal research, and what I found didn't surprise me.