Why isn’t the media talking about domestic violence?
Do they think it won’t sell papers?
They are probably right.
Who wants to hear that UN statistics show that 1 in 3 women worldwide will be the victim of domestic violence?
Does the world really want to know that 73% of homicide murder results in the death of a woman at the hands of a partner or ex-partner?
Who really wants to hear that almost 50% of women who were in a relationship had their previous partner be violent towards them? The media think you really don’t want to know that even though these women got themselves out of the abusive relationship, their ex-partner found them and attacked them. Do you?
Who wants to know that women are then going to be ridiculed and blamed for their attack? “Don’t provoke the man”.
Do you want to be reminded of how it felt to be attacked or attack?
Do we really think that by ignoring the FACT of the enormity of the violence that it will go away? The ‘ostrich’ approach isn’t working. Obviously.
The rates are increasing and no one cares.
Do you want to think about your sister, mother, daughter, friend, cousin, niece, grand daughter being beaten senseless? Or do you see those statistics as something that happens to other people?
Why are you not saying to your brother, son, father, grand father, cousin, nephew or friend that being violent towards women is not acceptable under any circumstances? Is it too confronting to challenge someone on their cowardice and the evil they are allowing to run through them?
The media want us to focus on other things – get us infuriated about fracking or global warming or celebrities because that means we don’t have to look in the mirror.
They know what they’re doing – don’t be fooled that they don’t know how to manipulate you.
Don’t beat women.