. . . . . Hypocrisy Thy Name is . . . . . منافقت . . . . .

آئین جواں مرداں حق گوئی و بے باکی..اللہ کے بندوں کو آتی نہیں روباہی...Humanity is declining by the day because an invisible termite, Hypocrisy منافقت eats away human values instilled in human brain by the Creator. I dedicate my blog to reveal ugly faces of this monster and will try to find ways to guard against it. My blog will be objective and impersonal. Commentors are requested to keep sanctity of my promise.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Women Freedom - A Hypocrisy of the Highest Order

Women Freedom is a loud slogan of the West (America, Europe, etc) basically for Muslim women. Let us see how far it is true in its spirit in the West?

IN THE WEST:
A girl after entering teen age, generally, has to earn money for carrying on her studies and / or meeting her personal expenses. When she becomes a woman, it becomes a compulsion. Does this mean women freedom?

After marriage a woman's working to earn money does not end and, if she gives birth to children, she has to work more hours to meet additional expenses. In addition, she has to handle the house-hold plus look after the children. Husband is not bound to meet all the needs of his wife and children. Is it called women freedom?

Starting from the age of ten years (may be earlier) body profiles of a girl are examined by boys not only by eyes but with hands and what not. This goes on for years till a man proposes to marry her. By that time several boys / men have tested and tasted her body. Is that a sign of women freedom?Is minor girls giving birth to children (without marriage) any indication of women freedom?

Is being lesbian called women freedom?

In a country, group marriages are legal with the result when a child is born to one of the women in the group no body knows who is the father. Can that be called women freedom?

Some decades ago, electric supply breakdown occurred in some part of USA for, perhaps, 20 minutes. Most of the women trapped in lifts were raped. Does that mean women freedom?

HERE ARE SOME STATISTICS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN U.S.A.
Between 1 & 4 million women experience serious assault by an intimate partner each year.

Nearly 1 in 3 adult women experience at least 1 physical assault by a partner during adulthood.47% of men who beat their wives do so at least 3 times per year.Only about one-seventh of all domestic assaults come to the attention of the police.

Each year, an estimated 3.3 million children witness their mothers or female caretakers being abused.Young women, between the ages of 16-24 in dating relationships experience the highest rate of domestic violence and sexual assault.

An average of 28% of high school and college students experience dating violence at some point.26% of pregnant teens reported being physically abused by their boyfriends -- about half of them said the battering began or intensified after he learned of her pregnancy.

Requests for emergency shelter by homeless families with children increased in 68% of US cities surveyed in 1999.57 % of homeless families identified domestic violence as a primary cause of homelessness.Between one- and two-thirds of welfare recipients reported having suffered domestic violence at some point in their adult lives; between 15 - 32% reported current domestic victimization.

Black women experience intimate partner violence at a 35% higher rate than white women.

A battered woman who is not a legal resident, or whose immigration status depends on her partner, is isolated by cultural dynamics which may prevent her from leaving her husband or seeking assistance from the legal system. These factors contribute to the higher incidence of abuse among immigrant women.While same-sex battering mirrors heterosexual battering both in type and prevalence, its victims receive fewer protections.

Seven states define domestic violence in a way that excludes same-sex victims; 21 states have sodomy laws that may require same-sex victims to confess to a crime in order to prove they are in a domestic relationship.

NOTE: The above figures do not include tens of millions of intercourse that occur with mutual consent between girls / women and boys / men other than husband and wife.

Footnotes (References)
1. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report: Violence Against Women:
2. Estimates from the Redesigned Survey (NCJ-154348) August 1995, p. 3.
3. American Psychological Association; Violence and the Family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family (1996), p. 10.
4. AMA Diagnostic & Treatment Guidelines on Domestic Violence, SEC: 94-677:3M:9/94 (1994).
5. American Psychological Association; Violence and the Family Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family (1996), p. 10.

Is this the culture that West wants to spread among the Muslim community?

To be truthful the whole trajectory of women freedom in the West has been tied up with the freedom to uncover their bodies.

Women in the west know all what is written above and much more but, they are tied up in the Western society web so tightly that no woman is ready to accept the fact that, in the name of women freedom, she has been enslaved in such a way that she can not run away from remaining a prey to men's desires. (However, some have started raising voice)Is not slogan of

Women Freedom a Hypocrisy?

9 Comments:

  • At 9:25 am, Blogger Zack said…

    The statistics with respect to women's rights definitely look bad. But what are the similar statistics for places other than the West. The rates of domestic violence against women are extremely high in Pakistan, for example. Marital rape is not even recognized as a crime. The criminals in the Mukhtaran Bibi case have just been freed. The President-General has publicly declared the accused army Captain in the Dr.Shazia (?) rape case in Baluchistan to be innocent. And the list goes on and on.

     
  • At 8:56 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    No doubt, human rights are in bad shape in Pakistan but it is the same for men and women. Talking only of violence against women, figures given by the government are far too low. A recent report published by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan based on information provided by NGOs and other societies says that , in the first 8 months of last year, 2,367 women suffered physical abuse of which 464 were killed in the name of honour (Karo-Kkari).
    Karo-kari is a curse that prevails in tribes. A law has been promulgated to check this crime but the real problem in Pakistan is not absence of law but the implementation of law.

    2,367 in 8 months means 3,551 in a year. As percentage of total population, it comes to 0.0026 % which as compared to USA figures is far too low. But I not happy about it, it must be brought to ZERO as directed by my Deen “Islam”. The problem is that we call ourselves Muslim but, practically, we are not.

    The above was all a digression. The topic is “Hypocrisy”. There is violence against women in Pakistan and it is being propagated manifolds, not only by Western media, but also by the governments in the West, especially, USA. Also, Many local organizations keep on crying loud about it and the administration also does not deny it. Then Pakistan has never asked any other country to look into violence against women except in Kashmir by Indian armed forces which is a common knowledge. On the other hand the West, that has such a bleak record, propagates against not only Pakistan but all the Muslim countries multiplying the figures manifold.

     
  • At 2:08 am, Blogger Zack said…

    in the first 8 months of last year, 2,367 women suffered physical abuse of which 464 were killed in the name of honour (Karo-Kkari).This seems to use a very limited definition of physical violence. I seem to remember reading that a majority of women are victims of abuse in Pakistan.

     
  • At 8:06 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    The West propagates that women, who wear veils are oppressed and under abuse by men. This is a fallacy. The West is up against the real Muslim and for that they have coined and keep on coining new terms and cover that with media blast.

     
  • At 3:41 pm, Blogger Munira said…

    The figures reported for Pakistan can't be accurate as majority of the cases go unreported.

    I can't make any comparisons but the abuse is quite high over here too. Actually if we also count the harrasment cases (and include constant staring in harrasment too), then 99% of the adult population will be guilty.

    Pre- and extra-marital affairs are also more common here than is believed. So is homosexuality.

     
  • At 7:29 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    As I wrote earlier the official figures are far too less. These are unofficial figures collected by different NGOs and societies. Of couse these may also be less because one caunt go in to houses and check but same is the case with any very free country.
    Even if we multiply the given figures by 1,000, the result remains less than one-tenth of that in USA and we should not assume that cases do not stay away from other's observation.

     
  • At 12:23 pm, Blogger Zack said…

    I don't have the numbers handy right now, but I researched rape figures for Paksitan and the US some time ago in a discussion with someone who thought the US was thousands of times worse than Pakistan on this score.

    There is indeed a huge difference in the reported rape statistics. Pakistan seems to have almost no rapes reported and prosecuted. However, in a crime like rape, victim surveys give a much better picture. Even in the US, the victim survey numbers are much higher. The difference between the rapes per 100,000 people per year between the US and Pakistan gets reduced quite a lot if we look at victim surveys.

     
  • At 12:25 pm, Blogger Zack said…

    The West propagates that women, who wear veils are oppressed and under abuse by men. This is a fallacy.

    As a general statement, that is false. However, in a lot of cases men do have a lot of power over women in Pakistan and do dictate what they should wear and do.

     
  • At 5:20 am, Blogger Zack said…

    About the domestic violence statistics for Pakistan, this Human Rights Watch report says that:

    "Estimates of the percentage of women who experience domestic violence in Pakistan range from 70 to upwards of 90 percent."

     

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