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Stacey Dooley Investigates.. Russias War On Women

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CakeOfThePan Tue 06-Feb-18 14:45:49

Has anyone watched this?
Ive just downloaded it, i am only a few minutes in but i cannot believe Russias change in domestic violence laws (its now ok to beat your wife) has not received more coverage.

DMCWelshCakes Wed 07-Feb-18 16:43:56

The whole thing was horrifying. Particularly the indifference of society at large. And the woman that wrote the book; words fail me.

CakeOfThePan Wed 07-Feb-18 17:47:07

Hooray someone watched it!

Yes it was horrifying, the woman whose husband told her not to say how many times she had been hit.

He really thought he was gods gift didn’t he. “I’ve never met a pretty feminist”

Those poor women in shelters, they have no choice do they

dillite Wed 07-Feb-18 17:55:39

Thing is, it may have been against the law to beat your wife but it sure as hell wasn't enforced or disappoved of. There's a proverb that says "If he beats you, it means he loves you" and boy do people believe in it. So in a way, the change in that law simply reflects the general attitudes of the society.

By the way, I am not excusing or justifying this law in any way. My growing up was fucked up by this attitude, I just thought that I would provide you with some background data/ context.

Eleanorsummer Wed 07-Feb-18 18:44:20

It made me so angry, those poor women and children.

FannyWisdom Wed 07-Feb-18 21:35:38

Have you watched the new Isis one yet?

The Yazidi woman Shareen. By eck she's a gutsy fucker.

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