Friday, November 28, 2014

MK Miri Regev notes that women can be victimizers and not just victims.

Arutz 7    Israel marked the UN's International Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women this week, but one Knesset Committee took the opportunity to note that women can be victimizers and not just victims.

The Knesset's Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection Committee devoted a special session week to the subject of domestic violence, as part of the Knesset's activities marking November 25, the International Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women, which was declared by the UN in 1999.

The day was also marked by the Knesset's Committee for Advancement of Women's Status, but Internal Affairs Committee Chairwoman MK Miri Regev (Likud) took a more inclusive approach than the one exhibited in the Committee for Advancement of Women's Status. The Internal Affairs Committee is charged, among other things, with supervising the Israel Police.
MK Regev remarked to the committee that domestic violence is also perpetrated by women, and that its victims include children and men. In this, she departed from the “politically correct” line that is usually heard in the Knesset on November 25. [...]


  1. I think when speaking of people who victimize others it is not so much the gender of the individual as the mind set. Wrong doing can be perpetrated by either male or female and this should be remembered by everyone.

  2. Men and women are equal opportunity abusers. The reason we only hear about the abused women is because of the way men respond to their abuse. They are either too embarrassed to come forward and report it, or otherwise retaliate with even greater abuse, thus prompting the woman to call the police to seek protection as a domestic violence victim. As a male I can attest to being emotionally and even physically abused to the point that I had to remind myself not to seek protection using any means that might be labelled as being aggressive.


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