Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The hidden face of Christmas - violence against women

Philip Lee  raises his voice to expose a hidden tragedy:

"Complaints have come in about a recent blog of mine on the killing of a Mexican mother seeking justice for the murder of her daughter. What upset some people was not the story itself, but the use of an expletive in the title.

Four days later, that story has sunk almost without trace. The  Cancún climate change summit and the oil pipeline explosion at San Martin Texmelucan – tragedies of a different kind – have taken over. But there are still Christmassy headlines about snow and not missing your favourite TV shows.....

Violence against women is a pandemic.....Christmas has a hidden face. It is the face of the women of the world weeping for violence. What shall we do?"