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It’s official: Australia is not dangerous for women

29 June 2018

8:01 AM

29 June 2018

8:01 AM

If you listen to screeching hysteria of extremist exhibitionist feminist activists, you’d think women are in perilous danger every moment of every day in Australia. They are not.

It’s interesting that new research into the world’s 10 most dangerous countries for women didn’t receive much media coverage. Perhaps there were no headlines because it doesn’t help justify the relentless war on men, ongoing gynocentrism or huge funding for all things fem?

Just days ago, The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TTRF) released their latest findings, which named India as the most dangerous country for women. In the survey, which included around 550 experts on women’s issues, Afghanistan came in second place, followed by Syria, Somalia and Saudi Arabia.

In India, the research found, women face the greatest risk from sexual violence and harassment and human trafficking. “India has shown utter disregard and disrespect for women… rape, marital rapes, sexual assault and harassment, female infanticide has gone unabated,” said Manjunath Gangadhara, an official at the Karnataka state government, reports Reuters. “The fastest growing economy and leader in space and technology is shamed for violence committed against women.”

Meanwhile, cupcake feminists in Australia obsess about pressing issues such as gender quotas for female speakers.

In war-torn Afghanistan, women faced high levels of non-sexual violence and access to healthcare and economic resources. Considering Syria is embroiled in civil war and Somalia in conflict, it’s hardly surprising that it too rated highly. Following Saudi Arabia were Pakistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Nigeria and United States. That the US made the list is more surprising. This is the only Western nation in the top 10.

Can the fact it rated in joint third with Syria for the risks women face in terms of sexual violence be connected to widespread PR of #MeToo?

Do we actually believe that the risk to women in the US is on a par with war-torn Syria?

Aren’t we left asking, yet again, is this really helpful?

Is anyone going to point out how many of these countries are Islamic? Cultural practises repeatedly have bad outcomes for women, maybe cupcake feminists could focus on that?

Also note, Australia is not on the list. To suggest attitudes to women in Australia are even vaguely comparable to what women face in these other countries is unjustifiable and transparent.

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