Tuesday, October 7, 2008

3 Sources; Violence against Women Blog 1 ML

City rallies against domestic violence

Violence Against Women: Stories You Rarely Hear About



sandi said...

I read the stories of violence against women - stories you rarely hear. This highlighted many types of violence around the world including child brides, honor killings, gang rape that results in fistula, breast ironing and more. Notably, there is not one mention anywhere of who the perpetrators of this violence are. In addition, most of these people belong to marginalized poor demographics. This information is also absent.

DanielleT said...

The article I read was the article, Violence Against Women: Stories you rarely hear. After reading this article I believed it to be more so there just to make the general public aware of what is occurring in the world today. There were examples given of what women have experienced such as gang rape with foreign objects, forced into marriage while still a child and other horrible practices, There was a limited amount of information given in this article but it apparent that the death toll has risen in the past 5 years. We have talked about activism in the class and what we need to do personally to get information out into the general public. This article was written to kick off the 16 days of activism against gender based violence. This is an effort being made to get the word out and its good to see it happening. We have also talked in the class about gender and trying to neutralize it. In this article it is definitely not gender neutral and says thee word "her" a lot indicating this is only happening to women. I want to add that is most cases yes it happening to women but you do not want to leave out the survivors who are males.

Jess Lynch said...

WHile reading the Violence Agains Women article, I foundmy self completely grossed out and then thought that many of the practices named are very old fashioned, just like the views and cultural beliefs that support them. It was very eye opening and I intend to tell people that these practices still exist somewhere.