Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated an article with the latest polling data from the culturally enriched neighborhood of Grønland in Oslo. The translator includes this note:
This article from Avpixlat concerns a recent survey carried out by NRK in Oslo, or more specifically in the Grønland district. The types of crimes referred to here are what is finally going to trigger a response from fed-up civilians. I had a look online and there are several vigilante groups operating in Norway at the moment. That’s a start.
The translated article:
Uncomfortable to be a woman in Grønland
NORWAY: In the immigrant-dense Oslo suburb of Grønland, it has now become increasingly difficult to be a woman. After dark more than half of the women living in the area feel insecure. Norwegian women run the risk of being called whores, but also immigrant women receive their fair share of the contempt coming from immigrant men.
Most women in Grønland feel safe during the day. In the evening and at night it’s a different story. In a recent survey carried out by NRK, the Norwegian equivalent of the SVT [Swedish state television], 52 percent of the respondents stated that they feel unsafe after dark. The local residents’ association finds this information alarming.
A young woman was raped not that long ago in the area, and this could have contributed to the general insecurity experienced by many women, says Berit Jagmann, chairman of the residents’ association in the area. That rape, however, was just one of many, and they always occur in the city center. When adding to the equation that many men occupy (loiter on) the sidewalks in the neighborhood it creates an unsafe environment for women.
Young women are harassed on a regular basis. Norwegian women are, according to immigrant men, too scantily clad, and they are told that they are promiscuous and whores. Even immigrant women are being sexually harassed. The latter group is often told that they are not religious enough and that they (the men) know who they are and where they live. They are told that they look like whores and that they should go home and put on a veil.
A comment published on the internet forum ‘Underskog’ in April this year received widespread
attention, when a young woman summed up her frustration:
“I live in Grønland in Oslo and I enjoy living there for the most part. There is however one thing that makes me sad, and that is the verbal harassment that I often have to endure just by walking out my front door. Stuff like: ‘Hey cutie’, ‘Hey sexy.’ ‘Come home with me’ etc. I have started lowering my gaze and avoid eye contact when I walk in the street, and I always feel a little bit wary.”
One out of every three rapes in Oslo occur in Grønland, and nearly half of all the attempted rapes. Forty two percent of the women who took part in the survey are fearful of suffering a similar fate.
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