Abuse of women and the disabled far higher in England than in Scotland



As I work on a larger post on the Equality and Human Rights Commission report which has been already covered in full negativity for Scotland, by our Nomedia, I came across these startling graphs on pages 138 and 139.

Violence against women is more than twice as high in England and violence against the disabled is more than three times as high in England. You’ll remember Reporting Scotland’s sensationalised and decontextualized report on hate crimes including those against the disabled which I reported and complained about:

As religious hate crime soars by 40% in one year in England and Wales, Reporting Scotland struggles to keep up

Complaint to BBC Scotland on poor quality of coverage of hate crime

While any such abuse is to be deplored, these sharp differences, given Scotland’s historical statistics and stereotypes, still used by English comedians, should surely be noted. I feel sure that FM Richard Leonard, in a parallel universe, would want to stand in the reflected glow of this.



6 thoughts on “Abuse of women and the disabled far higher in England than in Scotland

  1. Marconatrix October 25, 2018 / 9:41 am

    This definitely needed saying. Hell, it needs shouting from the rooftops!

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  2. William Henderson October 25, 2018 / 9:41 am

    A cry from the heart.

    More and more it becomes clear that there are deep cultural and societal differences between the peoples of Scotland and those of the rest of Britain, probably as deep as those between the Czechs and the Slovaks or among the Serbs, Croats and Bosnians.

    The international community is happy to acknowledge the rights of these folk to be recognised as distinct nations even though they have much commonality of language and culture. Surely Scotland ought to be accorded the same recognition.

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  3. Alasdair Macdonald October 25, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    I am sure that Nomedia will find someone from an abuse survivors’ support group, who will intone, ‘If one person suffers abuse, that is one too many.’ Of course, it is ‘one too many’, but we live in a world where a lot of us have flaws and these things happen. However, if we can bring the incidence of such events down, that is progress – not complacency. And, it does not imply that we are deciding there is an ‘acceptable level of abuse’. We need to get away from those people who continually looking to be offended and outraged, who think they are morally superior to others.

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