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“More Video Violence Against Women”
by cnsnews - Commentary by TBC   
November 20th, 2009

TV Violence against Women More Graphic, Frequent than Ever Before [Excerpts]

Violence against women on television is being shown with increasing frequency, more graphically and in ways never before seen in TV history, according to a report by a television watchdog group.
The Parents Television Council's report found that violence against women increased 120 percent between 2004 and 2009, with the most frequent type of violence being beating (29 percent), followed by credible threats of violence (18 percent), shooting (11 percent), rape (8 percent), stabbing (6 percent) and torture (2 percent). Also, such violence resulted in death 19 percent of the time.
"Our new research points to a disturbing trend: by depicting violence against women with increasing frequency, or as a trivial, even humorous matter, the broadcast networks may ultimately be contributing to a desensitized atmosphere in which people view aggression and violence directed at women as normative, even acceptable," Winter said.
The report found that Fox used violence against women as punch lines in its comedies, particularly "Family Guy" and "American Dad," thus "trivializing the gravity of the issue."

[TBC: It is instructive that after decades of cries for equal rights and feminism, a world without God has always resorted to violence and abuse, and devalued human life. In contrast, We have seen how the Lord has used women mightily in unique ways in Old Testament times (Deborah, Abigail, Esther, and Rahab, to name a few); He continues to do so. Though Galatians 3:28 tells us that our position in Christ Jesus is "neither male nor female," for we are all equal in Him, our condition is that God has created different spiritual as well as physical functions for us as human beings.  The role of women is one of great importance and much to be sought after by those who understand its significance and value in the Kingdom (for example, 1 Timothy 3:11, 5:10, 6:1,2).  I like what Paul said about Phebe: that she was a "succourer [help in time of need] of many," including himself (Romans 16:1,2).  What a marvelous tribute!   Many social, family, economic and spiritual problems existing today may be traced to the failure of women to properly understand and carry out their scriptural roles, and sadly, even many Christian women, deceived by the temporal and often illusory status they may gain in the world, have forfeited fulfillment of their special and pivotal place in God's plan.  It's so easy to exchange the truth for a lie.   

None of His promises exclude women; not one of them has failed (1 Kings 8:56).  We are to seek first the Kingdom, and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).  For the man or woman who obeys Christ, trusting only in Him, the Lord of hosts will open the windows of heaven and pour out such a blessing more than we can receive (Malachi 3:10), pressed down, shaken together, overflowing (Lk. 6:38), exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20).]

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