Editorials
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26 Nov 2021
6:16 am

It’s time to get harsh with women’s bullies

Editorials

For the past 30 years, every December, there has been a campaign to highlight gender-based violence and violence against children – a phenomenon in which men are, overwhelmingly, the perpetrators.

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Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me. That aphorism applies perfectly to the men in this country who abuse women and children. For the past 30 years, every December, there has been a campaign to highlight gender-based violence and violence against children – a phenomenon in which men are, overwhelmingly, the perpetrators. Millions of words have been spoken and written and all manner of solutions have been proposed. But not only has the problem not been eradicated or even lessened, it’s actually got worse. Words are wasted on men. On the other hand, there...