印度官员发木棒供新娘自卫 酒后家暴的丈夫该打

发表时间:2017-05-23内容来源:VOA英语学习网

India has traditionally grappled with the problem of domestic abuse that women face at the hands of their menfolk. Despite most cases going unreported, over 113,400 such incidents were recorded in 2015.

一直以来,印度都在努力解决女性面临的丈夫家暴问题。尽管大多数被家暴者都没有报案,但2015年还是有113400起家暴案记录在册。

Now, in order to curb domestic abuse, a politician in the state of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a bizarre solution, that urges newly wed women to beat up their violent husbands.

如今,为了遏制家庭暴力,印度中央邦的一位政客想出了一个奇葩的解决方案,呼吁新娘痛打她们的暴力新郎。

Over 700 brides were 'gifted' wooden paddles (popularly known as mogri) by this politician at a mass wedding ceremony. And he's reportedly ordered for many more.

这位政客在一场集体婚礼上向700多位新娘“赠予”木棒(这种木棒一般被称为mogri)。而据报道,他还为更多女性订购了木棒。

These logs of wood carry messages like 'For beating drunkards' or 'Police won't intervene' and urge women to set their husbands right if they ill-treat them.

这些“打夫棒”上写着 “棒打酒鬼”或“警察不会介入”,并呼吁女性如果遭到丈夫虐待,就要纠正他们的错误。

"Women say whenever their husbands get drunk they become violent. Their savings are taken away and splurged on liquor... they should let the wooden paddles do the talking," the politician told AFP.

这位政客告诉法新社:“女人们说,每当她们的丈夫醉酒时就会变得暴力。她们的积蓄被拿走,都被挥霍在了酒精上……她们应该让木棒替她们说话。”

However, he clarified that this isn't an attempt to provoke the women, but a mere effort to curb the violence they face.

不过,这位政客澄清道,这么做不是为了煽动女性,只是一种为遏制女性被家暴问题所做的努力。

It is true that India faces a serious alcohol problem. According to the World Health Organization, one in 20 Indians suffer from alcohol-related problems. Several states have cracked down on liquor in recent years in a bid to curb alcohol-fueled violence.

印度的确存在严重的酗酒问题。据世界卫生组织称,每20个印度人中就有1人患有酒精导致的问题。为了遏制酒精引发的暴力,近年来印度多个邦已经严厉打击酗酒问题。

Hence, this step might be well-intentioned but it hardly absolves the State of their inability to protect its women and act on offences. Also, we can't rule out the misuse of 'power' invested in the women.

因此,此举可能是善意的,但印度政府仍然难以摆脱其无法保护本国女性,对犯罪行为无力采取行动的现实。此外,我们也不能排除女性滥用这项“权力”的可能。

Naturally, it has drawn mixed reactions from people.

当然,民众对此举也是褒贬不一。

来自:VOA英语网 文章地址: http://www.tingvoa.com/html/20170523/466428.html