the rate of cultural change
Two articles crossed my path in recent days. They are part of a larger picture that demonstrates cultural change.
The first article is about how women are deserting traditional hierarchical religions for nature-based religions like Wicca and how Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a positive impact on the rate of desertion. (My response was DOH! of course they are deserting. Get a clue.)
The second article points out why the desertation rate in the first article is a VERY GOOD thing. Honor killings demonstrate a broken connection between the male and female sides of a culture and under it all a broken connection to nature. The fact that the murders are being reported is a step forward.