Note: “CUT” is an erasure of collected news and feature articles (source text) on intimate partner violence and abuse from major Pakistani papers Dawn, The Nation, and Daily Times. The source text begins with the summary of CRIME OR CUSTOM? Violence Against Women in Pakistan, a report researched and written by Samya Burney, edited by Regan E. Ralph and Cynthia Brown, and published by Human Rights Watch in 1999. These titles are included in this excerpt in the following order: Is Violence Inherent or Ingrained? by Syeda Rida-e-Zehra published on 27 July 2021; A forewarning story of misogyny by Ali Afzal Sahi published on 10 October 2015; Punjab: 87,000 women kidnapped, raped, murdered in 3 years by News Desk published on 26 February 2022; Stabbed 23 times in broad daylight last year, Khadija Siddiqi is now inspiring young girls to speak up by Marian Sharaf Joseph published on 10 May 2017; 20,000 trafficking, domestic violence cases reported in ’18 by Kalbe Ali published on 28 August 2019; Domestic violence is more common than we all think by Sania Akram Khan published on 4 September 2017; and Pakistani women and an altered environment by Dr. Zamurrad Awan published on 11 July 2020.
B.B.P. Hosmillo is the author of Breed Me: a sentence without a subject / Phối giống tôi: một câu không chủ đề (AJAR Press, 2016) with Vietnamese translation by Hanoi-based poets Nhã Thuyên and Hải Yến. Founder and co-editor of Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art, their writing has appeared in World Literature Today, Mekong Review, Prairie Schooner, Tupelo Quarterly, and Transnational Literature amongst many others. They are a researcher by creative practice at The University of New England, Australia. bbphosmillo.home.blog / @bbphosmillo