Women’s Voices: Wife-Beatings in Africa – New York Times

What struck me most initially was that this women was speaking up even though she hasn’t given up.  She is still married to the man who beat her 60 times in eight years and while she thinks the beatings are wrong, she still wants to be married to him.  Staying in a situation while publically committing to changing it is a very difficult situation to be in!  Most people condemn a situation after they leave it.  Sticking around to change it takes guts. 

I’m not saying she should stay and be beaten.  I’m just saying that not just walking (or running) away while being openly critical of the situation must take a very strong woman.

Entrenched Epidemic: Wife-Beatings in Africa – New York Times.