Recent research in Denmark shows that many immigrant women are being beaten by their families, and live under “slave-like conditions”. Nicolai Sennels has kindly translated the following article from Avisen. He says, “This is something Leftists and especially feminists are looking away from.”
Immigrant women’s families are violent
If ethnic minority women want to escape beatings, kicks and humiliation, it is primarily the family that is the obstacle. The violence that may give them the characteristics of a house slave can be hard to escape, because women fear retaliation and gossip.
This is what the study “The family is everything” concludes about violence against ethnic minority women.
“Roughly speaking, it is a free game to commit violence against an ethnic minority woman. It is not the uncle or cousin as perpetrator who is held responsible, if others become aware of the violence. It is the woman, and the perpetrator knows this very well,” says Sophie Danneskiold-Samsoe, assistant professor and PhD, and co-author of the study.
The survey was conducted among 42 ethnic minority women by the Institute for Society and Globalisation at Roskilde University. The researchers interviewed women who have reported domestic violence.
“Violence against women takes place within the home and is not committed by strangers. It is the permanent base where you are supposed to feel secure that is the framework for the often brutal violence. For ethnic minority women it is frequently not only the husband who commits violence. It is often also other family members,” says Sophie Danneskiold-Samsoe.
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