That's sad really sad.. considering the news came from a country that have nuclear weapon and carriers. I though India has quite a high level in technology. I guess they only build the brains not the morale inside it.........
Just wonder, what will happen to those kids in the future ? When they grow up will they even able to get married ....... sigh......
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The other side...?
Not to sound like a total bastard or anything but...you DO realize that the statistic is somewhat propaganda-ized (not a real word I know) and of course, whilst some of the victims lied about not being abused, a lot lied about being abused...trust me, I come from such a society. Different kids figure abuse as different things. I won't extend that statement to sexual abuse though since that's pretty clear cut...it's sexual abuse. But mental and physical abuse isn't...sometimes a slap on the back of the head that a kid remembers will consider it abuse even though it was just a single slap on the head.
I think it's a little bit of propaganda as well aimed against India, as it's a fast developing country and producing articles like these will set them back.
I'm just calling it from the other side. Obviously, like you guys, I disapprove of child abuse but I don't believe everything I read from the media.
Originally Posted by Viraten
That makes no sense at all, and the figure was for sexual abuse.
Ah...sorry, I read the article a while ago but only decided to comment on it now. But the rest of my point still stands, right?
The government issued the report, what sort of evidence does your propaganda theory hold?
It's a BBC article....I just don't believe everything the media and government release. They've each lied/got it wrong before...I just find it hard to believe they're coming out with this report now. I mean...it's sad and everything...but the BBC are 'glamorizing', for lack of better words, to make the article seem much harsher and hence get better ratings and such. For instance, they say 'thousands' of kids surveyed.
...Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't India have nearly 1billion people? And they quizzed 12,247 children between 5 and 12...this may sound critical but some of them are gonna be telling fibs...because they're kids.
And the indian government...well, I won't really start on that since I don't know that much about them except...they have nukes and child labour. There's not much to trust about them...they had to have America step in to prevent a nuclear crisis with Pakistan...
I'm just saying, don't take everything for face value. Yes, I'm sure some poor children are being abused in India but somehow 53% does seem a little overboard...and it's not really getting that much attention asides a BBC article and governement report. I just plain think that we're not being told the whole story or it's been manipulated since this is the news...
Ok, I'll ask this again then.
Originally Posted by Viraten
Their own government?
And whatever misinformation may or may not be contained in the article, I doubt that the BBC made up the 53% figure if it wasn't directly contained in the report. And saying that the statistics are inflated when it deals with sexual abuse is something I've never heard before, that's why it's so hard to get accurate statistics about rape, because the victims don't want to come forward, I don't see how the reverse scenario can occur because of a bunch of kids lying (I'm assuming that the process is random and false positives and false negatives will both be registered).
By the BBC...I'm saying that they might've taken the statistic out of context and used it to say 53% have been sexually abused.
Btw, have you ever read the reports about the kids who make up stories of abuse against adults? I'm just saying that this....phenomena (for lack of better word) does exist. Don't know why they do it, but they are kids.
I have, and it's generally adults falsely (or correctly, though much less often) reporting "repressed memories".
And what I already asked is that why would you expect there to be a specific trend in the lying? Why do you expect false positives to outweigh false negatives so much?