Stop the Delilah spot on chris evans September 04, 2008 2:45 AM
Chris Evans show is a very popular radio show - but it has a so called feel good song that it encourages the nation to sing along too with glee. The song choice however is Tom Jones' DELILAH which is a song about a man who murders his wife -because she had left him for another man - harmless fun?.
Please consider these facts
One woman every 3days is murdered by her current or ex-partner.
70% of women who are murdered are murdered by their male partners.
The 'crime of passion' defence of provocation i.e. their partner was having an affair and this 'drove them to kill' is used by virtually all male defendants pleading not guilty to murder of a female partner and leads to lesser sentences than other murder charges. The sentences awarded for this crime have typically been 3 to 5 years.
1 in 3 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime
The largest Cause of morbidty in women aged 19 - 44 is domestic violence
Thankfully the law is about to change to ensure domestic violence is treated as other forms of homicide. However - many people remain unaware of the scale and impact of domestic violence on our Society.
I feel that your Friday night slot encourages listeners to laugh along to the stabbing of a woman and men, women and children up and down the Country sing and dance along to it. It also reinforces the idea that a man is justified in taking extreme action if his partner leaves him or has an affair - which is not a crime.
So maybe you're thinking 'have a sense of humour - it's only a song' if it was a song about child abuse or animal cruelty would you feel the same?
Please support this petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-the-delilah-slot-on-chris-evans-show-on-fridays
Thank you for your time
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