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Australia: The Evil Within


World  (tags: world, humanrights, Australia, Indigenous, violence )

Rose
- 606 days ago - asafeworldforwomen.org
he Indian gang rapes and the Steubenville rape in the US have brought sexual assault into focus. But it remains all too common in one part of the Australian community which is too afraid to report it, writes Yatungka Gordon.



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Penny C. (79)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:33 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:28 pm
Shame on "white: Australia
 

Vivien Green (150)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:21 am
Noted with sadness thank you Rose.
 

alicia m. (100)
Monday January 21, 2013, 10:18 am
noted, gracias
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:55 pm
noted, thanks !
 

bob m. (32)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:18 am


I was just going to say; Gee is there any way we can turn this on whites?...And lo ...I mean LOW and behold ..there it is on C@.. dumpona white man chanel.... good boy David.. ... What a croc eh mate?
 

Glenn Byrnes (192)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:15 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:22 pm
Yet another reason that I am not proud of being a "white australian" !!!!!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:54 pm
Thanks Rose--this kind of post should get more publicity.
 

marie c. (168)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 1:19 pm
Dreadful
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 3:27 pm
I wish these sick minded bast**ds would get the thoughts of abusing girls/women out of their heads. If they need help, then I would suggest that they go and see a mental doctor to help take care of their abusive thoughts. Thanks Rose
 

Kara C. (15)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:53 pm
This really is a huge issue, and the worst part is not only the fact she will be ostracized for complaining but that if he goes to prison and something happens to him then she gets the blame. When I was living at Arufu a womans attacker was sent to prison where thankfully for the taxpayers the mongrel killed himself. The next day She was kicked out of the town and forbidden from coming back as she was apparently now a murderer (I never knew they cared about murder until then since they where always so angry when one of them got taken away for it).

Everything about the communities is messed up, the government throws millions of dollars at them and all they do is pop out dozens of kids to get more dole money, then spend that money on booze and petrol to sniff leaving their kids filty and starving. The kids then go on to do the same thing as their parents convinced its ok because "the whites owe them".

Something needs to be done and fast but everyone is too scared of offending them to do anything real, and sadly I don't think nuking from orbit would be considered.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:45 pm
Very sad.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 8:33 pm
So sad for these women and women everywhere facing this type of treatment for such horrendous acts done against their person and their psyche. Shared.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:50 am
Noted with deep sad ,Thanks Rose.
 

Julie W. (21)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:34 am
@David Lilja: did you actually read this? It is not white men who are raping women, but their fellow aboriginals - usually relatives.
 

Ros G. (91)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:05 am
Thanks Rose it's really a catch22 for these girls/women many don't live in either world - black or white. There are so many factors that come into play here - Yes they are bonded to "their country" but many don't live in their country - it has been taken over. Most of the future Aunties were lost to "whitemans ways" or were stolen when they were very young. The Elders could once punish the offenders under their traditional laws and it was very harsh but that has been abolished and now they have to rely on the system that suppresses them. Australia doesn't even recognise it's First People in the Consitution. Kudos to the Aunties and those that help improve the lives of these girls/women. Also the organisations that are pushing their cause Generation One & You&Me Unity you will get there.
 

Sam E M. (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:17 am
Sad and depressing.
 

Catherine G. (13)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:46 am
It is a very sad fact that rape or sexual abuse are most often committed by family members, friends of the family or people in a position of trust hence making it even more difficult to report or talk about. I have often noticed that 'closed groups' tend to have a lot of sexual abuse committed in their ranks; whether an ehtnic or religious minority. Close knit groups are breeding grounds for incest, always have been and probably will continue so for a long time. It is a terrible situation and it is hard to see what can be done about it.
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:36 am
Tragic!!! The same problem seems to appear in the Same society in Norway, sadly enough. Thnaks Rose
 
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