I write in connection to the noise over the publishing of a photo of a woman being the subject of domestic violence.
Why is that such a problem? The Police, through a senior female police officer, have promised to zone in on the incidents of abuse. All have been invited to be their sister’s keeper. It amounts to – ‘if you see something, say something’.
If this husband chose to whip his wife in public, it means that he does not care who sees and who publishes. That he was taking advantage of this woman is what should be the cause for concern, not the fact that it was published.
One would think that the next move would be for the authorities to use the photo and take action against this wife beater. Or would it have been better to see a headline that this woman was murdered by her husband just because she wanted to leave the relationship?
Maybe, KN has saved her life!
On the front page of another daily, I see ‘what’s inside’ – woman raped, killed and I also see woman murdered in Hopetown. Are these stories our preference for reading when we relax with our newspapers?
Yes, another young woman was murdered by her husband. Who knows if someone had known that she was being subjected to domestic violence and did not say anything?
Should we remain silent on these issues so we can get sensational/graphic headlines and photos of dead women? The current statistics of women being murdered begs the question – will there be any females left to bear children? The next woman could be your mother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend. Do not say it cannot happen. It could.
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