Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Shocking misogyny in Norway

Amnesty International in Norway has just released a survey that shows some shocking stats.

* Nearly half of all Norwegian men (44%) think that women at least partly responsible for sexual assaults, if they have flirted openly.
* One in five Norwegian men thinks that women are at least partly responsible for sexual assaults if they are known to have had several partners.
* One in three men thinks that women are at least partly responsible for sexual assaults if they are drunk or dress sexy.

The survey also looked into violence towards women, and while a large group of men (a third) consider violence towards women something that affects them, one out of ten consider it a private affair. 42% of all Norwegian men knows someone who has been violent towards women - 14% of these were at the scene when it last happened.
40% of all Norwegian men think that a women is responsible for violence towards her, if she doesn't break out of a violent relationship.

And what makes it even worse, it seems like older men are less misogynist than younger men.
* 50% of all men between 45-60 consider violence towards women an important social issue, while only 23% of all men between 18-29 do that.
* 79% of all men between 45-60 consider restricting social activites as a type of violence, while only 50% of all men between 18-29 do that.

The survey can be found here (.pdf), but it's in Norwegian.

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