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Q: IS rape common in China?

6 years 37 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - Other cities

 
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  Well it's a patriarchal society, so women don't receive equal respect to men. To me that gives an ignorant man license to hurt a woman, in his feeble mind anyway. Personally I think China and the Chinese are a disgrace to the word decency with regards to the subject of rape. I can think of no other way to put it. That there are not even charges for a man to file if he were to suffer such an act, as I have just read in Giadrosich's article above, is abominable. Does that also count for male children? And the fact that women are afraid to come forward and ask for help, let alone justice, for fear that they will be looked down upon by their community and even their family as something dirty, makes me want to vomit upon this country. To any Chinese readers of this I am sorry for such harsh words, but I mean every one of them. That a child can suffer such torment only to receive a lifetime of judgement and be looked down upon and forced to suffer in dreadful silence, rather than be held up with love and respect as someone who is a survivor of such a vile and pernicious act as rape, is disgusting to me. It is an absolute sin and, at the end of the day, just another example of how the collective nation of man is still truly and utterly, in its infancy.

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There is probably no way to know for certain, due to many circumstances, however, here is an interesting report from the University of Southern California:

 

http://www.uschina.usc.edu/w_usci/showarticle.aspx?articleID=13037&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

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  Well it's a patriarchal society, so women don't receive equal respect to men. To me that gives an ignorant man license to hurt a woman, in his feeble mind anyway. Personally I think China and the Chinese are a disgrace to the word decency with regards to the subject of rape. I can think of no other way to put it. That there are not even charges for a man to file if he were to suffer such an act, as I have just read in Giadrosich's article above, is abominable. Does that also count for male children? And the fact that women are afraid to come forward and ask for help, let alone justice, for fear that they will be looked down upon by their community and even their family as something dirty, makes me want to vomit upon this country. To any Chinese readers of this I am sorry for such harsh words, but I mean every one of them. That a child can suffer such torment only to receive a lifetime of judgement and be looked down upon and forced to suffer in dreadful silence, rather than be held up with love and respect as someone who is a survivor of such a vile and pernicious act as rape, is disgusting to me. It is an absolute sin and, at the end of the day, just another example of how the collective nation of man is still truly and utterly, in its infancy.

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It's maybe (but not likely) less common than other countries, but newspapers rarely report any of this type of crime unless it involves children, so it may seem like it is rare but truly isn't.  The government and news organizations like to pretend if they don't report the problem, people will believe there is nothing to be worried about.  Also, it is likely many rapes go unreported to the authorities, likely because of trust of the police, and possible situation of having family find out what happened.  Most Chinese families still won't have the sex talk with their son or daughter, and sex is not a topic allowed in schools, so many girls probably don't quite understand the significance of being raped... until it haunts them dearly for the rest of their life as they stay silent.

 

 

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YES. 

My friend was at the hospital once when a rape victim came in in Beijing. She later spoke to the doctor when she saw him outside on his break. He told her rape victims come in so often they don't even bother calling the police. 

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Yes, but unreported

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-years-gone-myanmar-woman-042453020.html

How many sad stories like this occur in China? We will never know.

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https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2019/03/13/italy-outraged-as-court-finds-victim-too-ugly-to-be-raped.html

 

Damn Italians say no one would rape an ugly girl, somebody must think they have the most beautiful women in the world.

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