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SURVEY: Domestic Violence -- problem or not?  

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There was a recent thread about domestic violence in Thailand.   In your opinion, is domestic violence a bigger problem in Thailand that in other countries or is it about the same?   Please chose the option that best describes your opinion.

 

 

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DV is a broad term.

Just some examples:

Yelling and being demeaning/threats.

Pushing leaving no physical evidence.

Grabbing leaving a bruise or mark.

Punching/hitting leaving an open wound.

Using a weapon to assault.

 

I believe it is prevelant everywhere no more so here then any place else.  And reports it has increased greatly in many countries with the lockdowns.

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Been in our village 15 years the only violence I hear from the Mrs is husbands or boyfriends that are drunk or on drugs.

They get carted off to the police station. 

 

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Just to give an example.  I don't watch TV. My wife does.  Lakhon and Thai soaps.
As I'm writing this I'm listening to a Thai man repeatedly slapping the living hell out of a screaming Thai woman while yelling at her on whatever stupid program my wife is watching.  Now that I think of it, although I don't watch TV, I do occasionally walk through the room and look at what the wife is watching.  Over the years I've seen a whole lot of times where Thai men just kick the hell out of Thai women.  Of course, that seems to be part and parcel of Thais slapping, punching, kicking and otherwise abusing people weaker and smaller then themselves. 
But, yeah.  There is a whole lot of TV promotion of male violence aimed at women.  Now extend that to reality.  Ever wonder why violence seems to be right below the surface of the rather fake "Thai Smile" in some many cases.

By they way, I've heard plenty of cases of domestic violence in my village.  Usually some guy gets drunk, screaming and yelling and fighting, then the next day a neighbour woman is sporting a black eye or worse.  You can hear it.  Occasionally see the aftermath.  But it doesn't help when women are accusing their male partners of infidelity. And vice-versa.  You can't hide that in villages.  Everyone knows who is "bopping" whom, who has a gig, who has mai nois and where.   I know of fights that started out of nothing except jealousy where the guy or woman are not involved with anyone else. But accusations fly. Fragile egos.  Alcohol.  Then violence.  Women normally come out on the losing end.

And on the flip side - the children are always victims.  Horrible environments to be raised in when the parents are violent.

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6 hours ago, kingstonkid said:

Domestic violence is a lot more prevalent in south asian countries because of the lack of respect and responsibilities that are taught at home and in the schools.  In many countries it is also a flawed understanding of the role of women along with the lack of punishment.

As I just wrote, men threatening, grabbing, man-handling, forcefully dragging them around by the arms, neck, hair, etc, or just hitting women to "control" them and to show dominance is a central theme in a lot of Thai soaps. 

So actually from what I have seen on Thai programming as well as in village life, I believe that DV is far more pervasive in Thailand than places like Western countries because of media-based social conditioning.

 

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22 minutes ago, connda said:

Just to give an example.  I don't watch TV. My wife does.  Lakhon and Thai soaps.
As I'm writing this I'm listening to a Thai man repeatedly slapping the living hell out of a screaming Thai woman while yelling at her on whatever stupid program my wife is watching.  Now that I think of it, although I don't watch TV, I do occasionally walk through the room and look at what the wife is watching.  Over the years I've seen a whole lot of times where Thai men just kick the hell out of Thai women.  Of course, that seems to be part and parcel of Thais slapping, punching, kicking and otherwise abusing people weaker and smaller then themselves. 
But, yeah.  There is a whole lot of TV promotion of male violence aimed at women.  Now extend that to reality.  Ever wonder why violence seems to be right below the surface of the rather fake "Thai Smile" in some many cases.

By they way, I've heard plenty of cases of domestic violence in my village.  Usually some guy gets drunk, screaming and yelling and fighting, then the next day a neighbour woman is sporting a black eye or worse.  You can hear it.  Occasionally see the aftermath.  But it doesn't help when women are accusing their male partners of infidelity. And vice-versa.  You can't hide that in villages.  Everyone knows who is "bopping" whom, who has a gig, who has mai nois and where.   I know of fights that started out of nothing except jealousy where the guy or woman are not involved with anyone else. But accusations fly. Fragile egos.  Alcohol.  Then violence.  Women normally come out on the losing end.

And on the flip side - the children are always victims.  Horrible environments to be raised in when the parents are violent.

22 minutes since I first posted.  Another guy is screaming at and beating the <deleted> out of a crying woman again on TV.  Two cases of domestic violence on TV in about 20 minutes. Now - why so much of this type of violence on TV?  It's that prevalent.  It's a really really common theme.

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27 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

why would you think Thailand is special in this regard? It's a world wide problem, to suggest otherwise smacks of racism..

 

What a load of bull. Saying that statistics can not be different depending on country is completely ignorant. It IS a world wide problem, yes, but some countries are worse than others. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology_of_domestic_violence

 

I'm guessing Thailand is not special in regards of drunk driving as well? It's a world wide problem after all, we've got them here in Europe too. 

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On 11/29/2020 at 8:51 PM, connda said:

22 minutes since I first posted.  Another guy is screaming at and beating the <deleted> out of a crying woman again on TV.  Two cases of domestic violence on TV in about 20 minutes. Now - why so much of this type of violence on TV?  It's that prevalent.  It's a really really common theme.

Change the channel 'you are not watching' and you will find out that in many Th series woman slap first.... By the way no need to mention civilized western countries; Fatality in Fr +/- 150 woman killed by partner or ex yearly... Other EU countries pretty similar. 

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