Violence and Abuse against Women (5)
This series of “Violence and abuse against women” was instigated by, what I considered, an unduly commentary issued by a known international news agency when relating the story of a woman, in Afghanistan, thought to have been ” beaten to death by her husband after she gave birth to their third baby girl.”
The News Agency commented saying:
“Violence and abuse against women continues to be a major problem in Afghanistan, a decade after US-led troops brought down the Taliban regime.”… This commentary showed a kind of superiority of behaviour and thinking: It implies that Afghan people should have learnt better after a whole decade of colonization by the leader of the west: USA.
The series proved that the West is not better in treating their women than Afghanistan does. I chose three countries to represent the West: Great Britain! Sweden and the United States. The result was
In Britain Michael Kaufman wrote on the guardian.co.uk, issue of Monday 26 March 2012 that: “Sexual and physical violence at the hands of a man affects a staggering 45% of women in England and Wales sometime in their lives. That’s one-quarter of British voters.”
In Sweden the Government commissioned an organization to carry out a study of victims of men’s violence against women in that liberal country. The findings of the study are horrible, it says:
“Almost every second woman, i.e. 46 percent, has been subjected to violence by a man since her fifteenth birthday. 56 per cent of a ll women have been sexually harassed.
Nearly one woman in four between 18 and 24 years of age has been subjected to violence in the last year.
Another organization (NOW) in The United States of America published a study of “Violence against Women in the United States: Statistics”, the result was not better than Britain and Sweden: The study uncovered real alarming statistics; let’s see:
“In 2005, 1,181 women were murdered by an intimate partner. That’s an average of three women every day. Of all the women murdered in the U.S., about one-third were killed by an intimate partner.”
“According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year. Less than 20 percent of battered women sought medical treatment following an injury.”
“According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which includes crimes that were not reported to the police, 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006…..”
“Young women, low-income women and some minorities are disproportionately victims of domestic violence and rape. Women ages 20-24 are at greatest risk of nonfatal domestic violence, and women age 24 and under suffer from the highest rates of rape…”
That is the West. Despite these facts they set their organizations and efforts to indict others with their vices.
By A. S. Alkoronki - GMS, 09/05/2012