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Domestic abuse is thriving in China’s culture of silence

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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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In China, as elsewhere, domestic violence is a hidden epidemic — a public health crisis dismissed as private scandal, a crime discounted or covered up. The state estimates that 1 in 4 Chinese women are beaten; experts think the figure is higher and note that statistics often exclude other forms of abuse. Tens of millions are at risk.

Since coming to power in 2012, the government led by President Xi Jinping has tried to make the issue of domestic violence a cornerstone of its social policy. The country last year passed a first-of-its-kind bill that targets domestic violence.

The bill was hailed as a step in the right direction. Though it does not cover sexual abuse and ignores same-sex partnerships, it includes measures such as restraining orders that — if requested and enforced
www.washingtonpost.com... ory.html?wpmm=1&wpinl_ww This problem is worldwide, devoid of country,religion etc. and like all "abuse " are man made. Human nature will not allow it to disappear unfortunately, but hopefully with effort it can be reduced around the world.




posted on May, 7 2016 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: tommo39

It is evident in many cultures that domestic abuse exists. Hopefully this bill will help reduce such events, however it is so ingrained at this point in their civilization that it will likely take several hundred years to repair and that is IF people at large stick to the program and start stepping in in cases of women who may not be able to speak for themselves.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 09:38 PM
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In China, as elsewhere, domestic violence is a hidden epidemic — a public health crisis dismissed as private scandal, a crime discounted or covered up.

In the states, too. They let OJ off for out and out killing Nicole. How forefront was that example?



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 12:47 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Yes, it's a sad state when justice is perceived to have failed, but we are human and not infallible.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 12:55 AM
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a reply to: SomeDumbBroad

Yes, this "bill" needs to be actioned and enforced by all govt. officials. Unfortunately, i believe this terrible practice will NEVER be stamped out, but maybe curtailed and allow many more people to live a happier life......



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 03:36 AM
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Good for them.

Admitting to a problem is the first step to recovery.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: tommo39
a reply to: intrptr

Yes, it's a sad state when justice is perceived to have failed, but we are human and not infallible.

In the case of wealthy people, money buys a lot of infallibility.



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