Current Events/Politics

Why is domestic violence so normalized in Pakistan
Current Events/Politics

Why is Domestic Violence in Pakistan So Normalized?

Growing up in a south-Asian household, I often wondered why violence and abuse were so normalized against the women of my community. A good woman is not supposed to “speak up,” if she gets hit by an intimate partner because it is a “family matter.” But God forbid if she wants to stand up for herself and dissipate the toxic generation cycles and stand up against her abusers. She was considered a “bad woman” if she dared to speak about her rights.

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