Posted: 05 February 2013 at 7:29pm | IP Logged
The extract below was what I earlier posted and they closed it for reasons I am unable to comprehend...whereas...there are numerous posts open where they are defending the Slap and Violence...ppl are ridiculing Zoya and are even going forward in saying that she deserved it.
So my question to the moderators is ... Are you being fair? A third person would say NO. You are openly being partial ...
I will not tolerate this kind of discrimination and report this incident to the respective people who has the authority to see into the matter with an open and impartial mind.
Now friends...this is my earlier post...
i live in USA and I work in a domestic violence shelter...I see victims of domestic violence and interact with them on a daily basis...in general women here are very aware of their rights and specially the laws. Women in general has zero tolerance towards any kind of violence against them or the children...there is a 911 service where anyone irrespective of women or men is protected by the law enforcement. If reported no one can get away with a crime and especially a crime like domestic violence or child abuse.
I am appalled at the fact that such haneous crime against women are been promoted in national television and is been treated so casually. Keeping in mind Zoya is an Indian American and very aware of her rights and surroundings hasn't shown to take any action against Asad...I know the circumstances and she might be feeling guilty...but the least I wanted to see was her out of the house. But looking at the SBS segment it looks like she will continue to stay in the house and has forgiven him.
So basically Ms Gul has successfully turned an extremely smart, independent and self respected woman like Zoya into a person with no self respect. Zoya was the reason I still kept on returning to watch QH but this whole scenario of domestic violence and Zoya's acceptance of this crime in return has shocked me.
I thought the mentality of Indian men towards women will change after the very dreadful and shocking incident that happened in Delhi...but, like many others I was wrong too...some things never change and unfortunately the state of affairs of women will not change either...women will be battered...tortured both mentally and physically...will keep on getting raped ...and maritally raped...there will be women feoticide...women will be killed for dowry...and such haneous crimes will continue because the women will not speak out or stand up for themselves in the very patriarchal and male chauvinistic society.
As a woman I am just grateful to my parents that they brought me far away from that society when I was 6 and has giving me the right and privilege to live a free life as a woman in USA. USA is not free of crimes or pesticides violence either...but here a woman is not stigmatized or is in fear to go to the police...here I know that if I am attacked...I have the liberty to call 911 and the police will find me in 10 minutes and will listen to me whether judging me.
We as women have a voice and in majority cases the voice is heard...so Ms Khan...you portraying as a woman who didn't stand up against domestic violence is not acceptable.