Our expert says:
Yes. The sort of paternalistic attitudes than enable woman abuse to occur, exist in all cultures ; we vary more in whether we claim our culture allows and encourages us to abuse others, or whether we are quieter about it.
And the "stay out of it" argument has enabled all the worst atrocities of apartheid, Nazism, and all the other ways in which people were cruel to others.
Who was it who said all that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to remain silent ?
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