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Feb. 20th, 2008 | 08:12 pm
posted by: apis_cerana in antipinkerton
That might be funny, but the facts definitely are not.
- Female conditional residents are at risk for abuse due not only to their status as women in a culture in which violence against women is relatively common, but also to their position as immigrants who marry citizens or legal permanent residents (LPR' s). Studies vary widely in estimating the percentage (between 12-50%) of all married women who experience some form of domestic battery in their lives.
- The severity of domestic abuse in military families "makes the usual" patterns of violence in civilian families pale by comparison. In one study, for instance, those employed in the military used weapons on their wives almost twice as often as civilian batterers, and "three-fourths of the military cases were in the dangerously life-endangering category compared to only about one-third of the civilian cases."
- The mail-order bride business appears to be thriving. Approximately 200 companies operate in the United States and an estimated 2000 to 3500 American men find wives through these catalogs each year. In June 1990, the government of the Philippines, alarmed at reports of widespread abuse of Philippine women in other countries, outlawed bride agencies. That move simply drove the mail-order business underground without significantly affecting the international trade.
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This isn't just an issue affecting Asian women; women from all over are exploited in this way.