I wish you luck and all best, ladies. You have …

Comment on Financial empowerment for women: National Labor’s policy by Evelyne Roullet.

I wish you luck and all best, ladies. You have a hard task ahead.
Domestic violence is an ongoing issue who exists from centuries in any society.
It is well known that violence against women is an issue that cuts across societies and social classes.
The oppression of women stems largely from men’s desire for power and control.
The same need which, throughout history, has driven men to try to conquer and subjugate other groups or nations, and to oppress other classes or groups in their own society, drives them to dominate and oppress women.
Not so long ago, in the mid-seventy, an Australian woman needed her husband’s or father’s permission to have a passport, and a single woman even with a well paid job could not get a bank loan.
Church goer or not, we have all heard: “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Saviour.” Ephesians 5: 22-23
“Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness I permit no woman to teach or have authority over a man; rather, she is to remain silent.” 1 Timothy 2: 11-12
Beaten to death with a heavy stick. Smothered and suffocated in the family home. Raped, cut and set alight. Mauled with a meat cleaver.
An ongoing ABC News investigation into religion and domestic violence has revealed growing concerns about a recent, significant increase in family violence in Australian Hindu and Sikh communities.
Activists who deal regularly with victims and perpetrators say the fundamental problem fuelling the abuse in these communities is a deeply patriarchal traditional culture.
For domestic violence to stop, it needs the total change of church and government leaders with a “man’s mentality” who when he said: “I am not a male chauvinist” is lying.

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