'TIMES' OMBUDSMAN REJECTS COMPLAINTS

From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Dec 17 2012, 05:13:00

The 'readers' representative' of the Times Sunday in Swaziland has said it was acceptable for the newspaper to publish an article that said battered women were 'bitches' and 'most' women who were beaten up by men brought it upon themselves.

The Ombudsman (who despite the title is a woman) is paid by the newspaper's parent company, the Times of Swaziland, to adjudicate on complaints readers make about its own standards of journalism.

In the article complained of, Qalakaliboli Dlamini wrote that women abused men more than the other way round and said 'most' women who are beaten up by men brought it upon themselves. He wrote, 'Let us be honest with each other, women are the biggest abusers in the world.'

He went on to call women who were battered and then left their abusive husbands, 'bitches'.

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