My DD has to walk down very dark streets to get to her tram after work and then later if she misses the last connecting tram she has to walk the 5 km from the city home a few nights a week. I must admit to worrying often about her.
In regards to teaching our sons, Of course we can make a effort to teach them. I taught and will continue to teach/discuss this with my 3. We talk about respecting women. My boys know there is NEVER a reason for hitting a woman. They have been taught No ALWAYS means No and that if you unsure than it No, If they are drunk than it's always No. There is plenty to discuss with your sons just as there is with your daughters.
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28-09-2012 14:07 #23
I think back in horror as to the amount of times I walked the 20mins home from the city, not always on the main roads and never really conscious of being on my own and being vulnerable. I'm not that old but the difference in safety these days is of real concern.
28-09-2012 14:09 #24
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28-09-2012 15:01 #26
You know most violence against women occures within relationships, What are we meant to do teach our daughters to always be careful? To not wear certain clothing or act a certain way around her partner unless she wants xyz?
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28-09-2012 15:07 #27
I def agree with pp's that we need to also shift the focus onto the actions of men. We always trot out the statistic that 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted - unless one guy is really busy then that's a hell of a lot of men assaulting women! So why don't we ever hear the stat that 1 in 8 (or whatever) males will be perpetrators of sexual assault?!
Yes women must have a sense of personal responsibility and safety but boys must be taught that it's never okay to use their physical strength to intimidate a woman, to respect women etc. We are incredibly vulnerable to men and they must never abuse that, physically or sexually.
If you are a woman in Victoria, the leading cause of non natural death is intimate partner violence. we CAN start this education in childhood.
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28-09-2012 15:16 #29
We are kind of talking about 2 different categories of people here. The type of scum that abudcts, rapes and murders is not someone who was every going to be 'educated' out of their behaviour. That type of person is a sociopathic freak who could, would not and did not care about the consequences of their behaviour. People who kill other people for sh!ts and giggles are not normal and there is no way to 'educate' the behaviour out of them. Ivan Milat would not have refrained from becoming a serial killer if he had been 'educated' better. He was a sicko who enjoyed the game of catch and kill.
I agree that we can educated better to help prevent violence in relationships and low level violence though. Although often the perpetrators of those crimes come from houses where that behaviour has been modeled for them from a very early age in their own houses and other close environments, namely by the people that we are hoping would be educating them otherwise. I think that women need to be taught self respect and that it's not right and that being hit once is being hit too often and that at that point they should leave, no 2nd chances.
28-09-2012 15:23 #30
Funny enough my youngest 2 DD's and i were watching the documentary 'women,war and weddings' this morning. Sadly my ds werent home and we only got to see half of it but it was great to open the dialogue of how some men saw women as property and that in some cultures they aren't allowed to leave there house without the husbands/father/brothers etc permission. They show these poor girls in prison for that simple act of leaving the house. They show stove burning victims and most importantly they show young me/teenagers that believe wholeheartedly that this was the right way to think. It also showed what progression that had been made. They showed one of the first women lecturer in a local uni and they showed women who had gone on to tv who had been threatened to be beheaded by their own family. anyhow I am off topic here.
I wanted men can taught to see woman have no rights just as they can be taught that women are to be respected.
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