Bru­tal femi­cide should stop

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Me­shack Mathe

WOMEN have con­tin­u­ously be­come vic­tims on many oc­ca­sions be­cause of the sex­ist at­ti­tude.

As a re­sult, we saw an in­crease in rapes and bru­tal mur­ders of women which have a bad re­flec­tion on our so­ci­eties be­cause some of these women who are killed are moth­ers and wives. So what hap­pens to their loved ones af­ter their deaths?

We are sup­posed to pro­tect women.

We can all change this by chang­ing our per­cep­tions about them.

There shouldn’t be a point where a man sees it nec­es­sary to beat or kill a woman. We must look at women as strong, in­tel­li­gent and use­ful.

Men of­ten see women as de­fence­less in­di­vid­u­als who can’t fight back un­der any cir­cum­stances.

Such per­cep­tions should change. And be­fore you do such, think of it be­ing done to your sis­ter, mother, wife or daugh­ter.

I firmly be­lieve you wouldn’t like your sib­lings to be vic­tims. So as the say­ing goes “do to oth­ers what you would want oth­ers to do to you”.

Let’s re­spect women.

We can all change this by chang­ing our per­cep­tions

Vosloorus

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