57% Adolescent Boys Support Wife-Beating!!!
In UNICEF's Global Report Card on Adolescnets 2012, A shocking revelation has come up. 57% of boys and 53% of girls aged between 15-19 says or support that hitting or beating a wife is justified.
It is really pathetic that more than half of the boys are in a support of an act which is totally against humanity. What's more shocking is that women doesn't find anything wrong in this, and has taken themselves for be "inferior" to the counterpart.
I am actually shocked to see that children of this age in 2012 still have such mentality. I'd like to know your views on this study and how can we actually tackle this through it's roots?
The full report can be seen here.
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MENTAL-ity. Wife beating supported that too by girls. Let those teens get marriedand then say the same.
Its height of stupidity
I read that in today's newspaper. I guess in a few more years there will be many, many, many people becoming Indian police officers, Indian military personnel, Indian politicians and other positions where this horrific practice is rewarded.
every act bears fruits, bad act bad fruits, good act good fruits. but the time taken for fruits to come is so long that people donot know of it as a reward/punishment of their earlier deeds. let those insolent fools, whatever percent they are, think and do, but it's high time ethics, morals , humanity etc. too be on our schools teaching agenda, and tought and pushed into their heads.
I completely agree, such things should be taught since the beginning. And everyone should have the ideology of what is ethically right and what is wrong.
And apart from school, general awareness needs to be there against domestic violence. There are many illiterate, and RTE will take some time till it's effect are visible.
Also, I know how I've spent my Moral Science classes.
yes i read this article today and i neglected it ! Thanks !
If it is a global news then it means all over the world---i wonder where they took the samples,how representative they were of youths of all creeds,classes & communities---this looks like a huge generalization-i have not read the news yet but shall find it .
The study was conducted globally, But these statistics are for India only.
I think it was done by UNICEF, so they might have been fair, but I'm still going through their official report.
First, what is the source of this conclusion. I mean all of you must be aware that sample plays an important role in statistics. Carefully chosed sample can skew results as per one's choice. Exit poll results in India are biggest such example.
Anyway, I am shocked to see majority of girls also agreeing to it. Can anyone give me the link, want to read the article. Is there any reason or justification given there?
I am assuming this was conducted by UNICEF, so they might have done it fairly, But still I'm going through the full report now.
Check the link above, I'm updating it!
The thread title conviniently ignores number of girls as they are far more shocking.
In any case, I believe this question should be asked with people who are in an established relationship because that's when people understand.
Stats like these make me wonder what kind of a world we're building. 57%?! That's just sad.
Men don't hit women. Cowards do.
I completely agree with you. This is truely a sad thing.
In today's newspaper, is an article that states:
A study on child abuse conducted by the WCD ministry found that more than 53% children reported having faced one or more forms of sexual abuse. More importantly , 50% abusers were reported to be known to the child or were people who were in a position of trust or responsibility with respect to the child.
They are basically the same percentage. It seems to me that there is a causal connection between being abused and abusing others. This is stated eloquently by Stefan Molyneux in his recent blog post.
Agree with Micky - all this child abuse, wife beating and all are just specifics. Seems like there is basic of steak of cruelty in human nature. As long as that remains it manifests in different forms.
As they say, an unfinished pot can be molded in any way the potter wants.. It's actually the environment these children get at a very age in their life, that they start believing that this is right... This needs to be stopped, at an early age, and the only solution is EDUCATION!!
To be honest, in this timeline we have a lot of heartless people. Being just standing around when someone is looted or worse- when they meet an accident is a proof of it. Remember the incident when a psychotic swung his butcher knife on 2-3 girls in gateway of India, a place where there are many policemen around. Only 1 guy came and was trying to stop the bleeding while trying to convince the public to call for help. We are evolving into humans with no emotional sense to do what's right when the time requires.
well said S, people are getting cold over other's feelings,
Why would anyone want to beat up their own wife?
I've heard stories, but that's mostly drunk people or Arabs.
Because if they beat their neighbour's wife, they would get thrashed badly by the neighbour.
it's almost as if these children are brainwashes. I blame the education system. We don't seem to care about what goes on at school or in the child's mind as kong as they get marks, remain physically healthy and do their chores. I don't see nay parents bothering about their kids. Not to mention the housewives watching serials all day tends to give the wrong message about what is ok in society.
I completely agree. If from the beginning children are educated for what is right and what is not, such un-human activities wouldn't have such high figures.
I believe it is an erraneous survey aimed at increasing readership and adding sensational value. I believe wife beaters in percentage has definitely come down over the ears. Most of them resort to in a drunken or depressed state. Assuming that 80% of the people are in normal state, this conclusion can be thrown out of the window literally. Let us hope to maintain equality among genders particularly when they are married.
You are right. We have no clue what question they asked the respondents, what they responded and how they intrepreted it.
This study has been conducted by the UNICEF all over the world. Please have a look at the report (link above).
UNICEF has nothing against India to show wrong figures. I think UNICEF conducts the most accurate survey.