• Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

A culture of abuse

  • Published at 05:41 pm January 22nd, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:58 pm January 22nd, 2018
A culture of abuse
The recent incident where a 38-year-old woman was violently beaten and publicly humiliated by her husband shows just how much domestic violence remains a scourge within our society. The woman’s so-called crime was to have asked for money for food. All too often, this kind of brutal behaviour is seen as the norm, with many considering this kind of treatment of women at the hands of their husbands is seen as being laissez-faire. This much is evident from the way the husband “hit her with a shoe and kicked her in the head” while the public watched silently. The fact that the police came only after the incident attracted sufficient public outcry goes to show the depth of the problem, and shows how law enforcement shares culpability in the matter. Why is it that the public has to show the police where to look for such violence? Victims should feel comfortable and protected enough at the hands of our law enforcement that they can come forward when violence of this nature occurs. The fact that the woman in question had put up with multiple instances of abuse, with her husband having married other women when she had refused to sell her property, is further indicative of the culture of domestic abuse we live in. This is not the sort of values that we, as Bangladeshis, can deem as acceptable. There needs to be stricter implementation of laws which punish such behaviour. Abusers of this kind cannot be allowed to roam free.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail