Monday, March 16, 2009

Tonight's Show - Violence Against Women

On tonight's show we'll be discussing recent events that are related to a global problem: violence against women.

A couple of the news items we will discuss have already been posted on our blog, including a recent survey of folks in England and Wales that found one in five believe there is an excuse for domestic violence, and the disturbing trend of "corrective" rape of lesbians in South Africa.
We will also discuss the incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna, especially in light of a new survey of 200 Boston teenagers, which found that nearly half of the teens questioned (aged 12 to 19) believed that Rihanna was responsible for the beating from Chris Brown.

A common thread that we find in many of these stories is "victim blaming." Women, as victims of domestic and sexual abuse, are often blamed or seen as responsible for what happened. And as we know, when violence isn't taken seriously, the perpetrators walk away without consequences and the cycle of violence continues.

Tune in to CJSW 90.9 fm on Monday March 16th from 8:30 to 9:00 pm to hear this discussion.

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