Rape is woman's fault, say one in five migrants in Denmark

  • 11:57 27 February 2019

Rape is woman's fault, say one in five migrants in Denmark

At the same time, almost half of Denmark's rapists are non-Western immigrants, an over-representation researchers attribute to cultural differences as well as deep-rooted contempt for women, ONA reports citing Danish Radio.

17 percent of ethnic minority men said that Danish women who dress themselves in a challenging way have themselves to blame in case of rape, a survey conducted by Als Research for the Gender Equality Department of the Foreign Ministry has found. The same attitude is shared by 14 percent of immigrant women.

By contrast, only 5 percent of ethnic Danes believe that the guilt rests with the rape victims themselves.

Equality Minister Eva Kjer Hansen of the ruling liberal-conservative Venstre Party was astonished that the number is so high.

"I get really angry about that. Of course, such attitudes are not acceptable, and it emphasises the need for a debate in society about the values that need to prevail", Eva Kjer Hansen told Danish Radio.

Hansen stressed that parts of the immigrant minority still doesn't treat men and women as equals.

"They still have the attitude that the woman is responsible for child-rearing and the man should always have the last word. There, it is not allowed to have friends of opposite sex and it is okay for a man to defend his honour with violence", Hansen stressed, citing the results of the poll.

Faig Mahmudov