Friday 24 November 2017

Editorial: We must strengthen law to stop attacks on women

Up to six out of every 10 women in the world experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
Up to six out of every 10 women in the world experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

THE prospect of light-framed RTE broadcaster Ryan Tubridy inflicting violence may raise a wry smile. Yesterday, the 'Late Late Show' presenter was so outraged by the confessions of a convicted domestic violence abuser on his morning radio show that he stated he would call around and "break his legs" if such violence was inflicted on someone he loved such as his mother or sister.

Mr Tubridy, a father of two, immediately acknowledged that violence or the threat of violence, as a means to stopping violence, is wrong. But his visceral reaction to the caller's frank admissions is a welcome, much-needed male intervention into the largely silent debate on domestic violence.

Up to six out of every 10 women in the world experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

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