Monday, December 19, 2011

Violence Against Immigrant Women in Denmark

Cultural Enrichment News

Recent research in Denmark shows that many immigrant women are being beaten by their families, and live under “slave-like conditions”. Nicolai Sennels has kindly translated the following article from Avisen. He says, “This is something Leftists and especially feminists are looking away from.”

Immigrant women’s families are violent

If ethnic minority women want to escape beatings, kicks and humiliation, it is primarily the family that is the obstacle. The violence that may give them the characteristics of a house slave can be hard to escape, because women fear retaliation and gossip.

This is what the study “The family is everything” concludes about violence against ethnic minority women.

“Roughly speaking, it is a free game to commit violence against an ethnic minority woman. It is not the uncle or cousin as perpetrator who is held responsible, if others become aware of the violence. It is the woman, and the perpetrator knows this very well,” says Sophie Danneskiold-Samsoe, assistant professor and PhD, and co-author of the study.

The survey was conducted among 42 ethnic minority women by the Institute for Society and Globalisation at Roskilde University. The researchers interviewed women who have reported domestic violence.

“Violence against women takes place within the home and is not committed by strangers. It is the permanent base where you are supposed to feel secure that is the framework for the often brutal violence. For ethnic minority women it is frequently not only the husband who commits violence. It is often also other family members,” says Sophie Danneskiold-Samsoe.


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3 comments:

Vortac said...

That's not a bad treatment, according to islamic and third world standards. Native Danish women can expect much worse when the time comes.

goethechosemercy said...

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“Violence against women takes place within the home and is not committed by strangers. It is the permanent base where you are supposed to feel secure that is the framework for the often brutal violence. For ethnic minority women it is frequently not only the husband who commits violence. It is often also other family members,” says Sophie Danneskiold-Samsoe.
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Ah, the informal authority of the tribe!
So much quicker and more efficient than the rule of law.
The only difference between Orient and Occident is that these things are so much more easily hidden among people who make it a regular practice to deceive themselves and others.

Chiu said...

There are two factors at work in this dynamic. One is various non-Western cultures and what they decrees about the status of women. This is of course a serious problem and it is expressed in Western countries at only a fraction of how abusive it becomes in nations where that culture is the societal norm. But the other factor is the perception that has emerged with "multi-culturalism" that it is wrong to criticize any other culture and thus we cannot admit that these other cultures condone abuse.

Western culture should be extending protections to abused women regardless of the cultural background of their abusers, but because such a high percentage of the abusers come from non-Western cultures it becomes antithetical to the politically correct doctrine of multi-culturalism to acknowledge so many cases of actual abuse, so there is pressure to systematically purge cases where it is unquestionable that the abuser came from a non-Western background.

Of course, the more that this is done, the more obvious it becomes that this is being done, and thus the more inescapable the conclusion that there is a reason for the cover-up, and thus the greater the need for the cover-up to continue with ever more energy to counter the growing 'prejudice' against non-Western cultures.

This is what inevitably comes about as a result of protecting a "culture" or "race" or "ethnicity" rather than protecting individuals regardless of their membership in any such group. The solution is not to demand that the official valuation of each culture relative to another be corrected, but to discard entirely the scheme of judging cases by the merits of their cultural claims and instead judge them on the basis of the actual individuals involved.

Chiu Chun-Ling.