The rise in acid attacks highlights the need to empower and protect women

By Sarah Champion:

The recent horrific attack on Resham Khan in London has shone a spotlight on the rising trend of using acid to disfigure targets of violence. London is now the acid attack capital of the UK, with hundreds of instances reported in recent years. Around the world, there are approximately 1500 acid attacks every year — and 80 per cent of these are aimed at women.

Women and girls are the target of acid attacks primarily as a form of revenge. Some of the most common reasons they have been targeted include refusing marriage proposals, refusing sexual advances, or trying to escape forced marriage.

These attacks happen around the world, including Bangladesh, Colombia, Uganda and, increasingly, the UK.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/the-rise-in-acid-attacks-highlights-the-need-to-empower-and-protect-women-pjb3s6pgk

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11 Responses to The rise in acid attacks highlights the need to empower and protect women

  1. Linda Wheeler says:

    Life imprisonment for the vile persons who did this would be a start.

  2. malcontent says:

    1500 acid attacks every year — and 80 per cent of these are aimed at women. The government has been slow to act on this issue. Particularly as the present Home Secretary and her predecessor are women. Life imprisonment would not be excessive. This type of crime is rife in Pakistan if the perpetrators are not British deportation should follow “any” term of imprisonment.

  3. Albion says:

    What is it with Labour politicians, they always trot out the gender card when trying to make a point.
    So Ms Champion,the five men attacked with a corrosive liquid in London last week are less important, it’s reported that some of them have suffered life changing injuries.
    I’ll not get into hitting someone with a picture frame, it looks to me as if some crimes are more equal than others.

    • Curious George says:

      Sorry, for Sarah the 20% of male victims don’t exist. So rich for her to play the gender card. It was Sarah as chair of Labour meetings who refused to even allow members to refer to the involvement of taxi drivers let alone Pakistanis, and as reported here in an article on Rotherham Labour Party’s pro rape tendency Sarah was close to the “Bostanista” faction for some time, despite friendly warnings from others, including promoting a council candidate who later had to stand down because of a rape allegation.

  4. Xinsider says:

    Men are victims of “Acid attack” as well, albeit possibly for different reasons ! The penalty should be life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 35 years !

  5. Curious George says:

    The sad truth (and I mean that as one who voted Labour in the last election) is that Labour Party feminists turn into rape apologists as soon as the perps are non white/Muslim and the victims aren’t. Hence Jess Phillips, the MP who pretended to have had hundreds of rape threats (she hadn’t had even one as Twitter confirmed) likened the hundreds of sadistic mob sexual assaults and rapes in a single night in Cologne to a night out in Birmingham. Of course there is a big gang rape problem in Birmingham, but Jess doesn’t like to talk about that either as it follows the Rotherham model and the council have been trying to bury it since 1991.
    Returning to Sarah, she could more usefully help the cause of women by getting her party to suspend those Rotherham ward parties dominated by the rapists and their friends and relatives and which have consistently selected council candidates dedicated to enabling and protecting the rape industry. But don’t hold your breath! That would require standing up to the Biraderi.

    • Parsonage says:

      “The sad truth (and I mean that as one who voted Labour in the last election) is that Labour Party feminists turn into rape apologists as soon as the perps are non white/Muslim and the victims aren’t.”

      Wouldn’t that have been an excellent reason for not voting Labour at all?

      “Of course there is a big gang rape problem in Birmingham, but Jess doesn’t like to talk about that either”

      To the best of my knowledge she’s never mentioned it, even – or more especially because -her own constituency was identified as a grooming hot spot.

      I do suspect Peak Corbyn has passed though after their promises to students have been exposed as totally hollow, a complete fraud. Also it may not continue to escape their notice that Corbyn has been anti-EU from the 70’s and demanded Article 50 be triggered the day after the Referendum

      Conned the students into voting(twice) for them, and of course they have their traditional methods of sucking up the “vast vote reservoirs”(MacShane).

      Somebody once said that the Labour Party is a crusade or it’s nothing – worse than that, it’s a stinking oozing cesspit of foul corruption and hard left fanaticism

      • Curious George says:

        Parsonage, CSE would indeed have been an excellent reason not to vote Labour if someone could have pointed me to a party that would deal with this. The Conservatives have been in power seven years. What have they done. What did May do as Home Secretary (clue, sweet FA). They haven’t even liberalised the hate speech laws that impede discussion of the subject. i voted Conservative in 2010 to repeal the human rights act. Its still there and repeal wasnt even included in the last manifesto. Name me one Conservative MP who has spoken out the way Anne Cryer did. Lib Dems? Don’t make me laugh. UKIP? I have a friend in the West Yorkshire branch who tries to raise this. Guess what? They are too scared of being called racist. So tell me who I should vote for. BTW Corbyn’s euroscepticism was part of the reason I voted Labour.

        • Parsonage says:

          I wouldn’t bother, you’re only sticking a smidgen of lipstick on a pig by voting

        • Parsonage says:

          To expand on this a bit

          Detestable as the Tories are a few points are perhaps worth making

          Kriss Hopkins has spoken out very robustly

          “A Tory MP has sparked controversy after claiming ‘gangs of Muslim men are going round and raping white kids at this moment in time’”

          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233979/Tory-MP-Kris-Hopkins-claims-gangs-Muslim-men-going-round-raping-white-kids.html

          Group/gang grooming prosecutions increased markedly after Labour lost office

          The blind eye to grooming/votes nexus which we know is a strong feature of Labour is simply not present in the Tory Party; this is tantamount to pimping the victims for votes.

          Therefore, IMHO, it would be unconscionable to vote for such a vile misbegotten bunch of traitors.

          The Tories have of course sold the people of this country down in the river in different ways, as a very cursory look round the devastated ex-ind areas and a reasonable knowledge of economic history should easily confirm – they are poison too.

          My point with the students/Corbyn was that they apparently didn’t know his Euro-skeptical background(as in general they are apparently v strongly Remain) , but once disabused and realising they have been conned over the free stuff cargo cult promises they may be unwilling to vote for him again.

          Personally I’d rather have gone down the Tony Benn/Corbyn “siege economy” route in the seventies rather than that of Thatcher’s “creative destruction” – aka filling the City’s pockets.

          But it is as it is, and unfortunately Brexit means heading out into the open sea in a leaky, unseaworthy boat – if it happens at all, which it probably won’t

  6. poetmorgan says:

    I worry about the risk of being framed…..

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