It is my hope, that the violence against women in other countries, reminds this civilized country to shed light on our own issues of violence and abuse of women in the US.
We are a progressive society, and thankfully so, however we continue to experience Domestic Violence at a high rate, and the male abusers cannot attribute the violence to religion. It is more about control, because they can. It is an equal opportunity crime, it reaches every race, creed, social class, or culture.
If you feel the outrage at this violence, support the women's shelters throughout your community. Most family members, neighbors, friends, ignore or turn a blind eye in this country, and some condone the violence because women are seen as a man's property. In essence, this can be compared to the cheering men in this video.
We cannot change fundamental ideologies built on religion, that is a fact, in order for anyone to change them, they must acknowledge that there exists a wrong.
Over a thousand U.S. women are killed each year by a current or former intimate partner. Two million a year are injured. A sexual assault occurs every two minutes. Fifth in "The Memo" series on the status of U.S. women.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States, more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
Three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husbands, or male lovers. ("Women and Violence," Hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, August 29 and December 11, 1990, Senate Hearing 101-939, pt. 1, p. 12.)
One woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States. (Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1991).http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/domviol/facts.htm