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Archived[edit]

Past discussions (2006-mid 2013) have now been archived. --Turn685 (talk) 07:00, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Acid throwing in UK[edit]

Herve Reex should have a look here. There was recently one Acid attack in UK. Read:-

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/london-acid-attack-mary-konye-guilty-of-attack-on-naomi-oni-29944866.html

And not to forget Katie Piper's Incident. OccultZone (talk) 08:19, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

1500 total? But same source also include, 1000 in India, 300+ In Pakistan, 105+ in UK, 492 in Bangladesh. Contradicting the total stats. So it was removed. OccultZone (talk) 20:48, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
no, ASTI state 1000 total which includes unreported. And 105 UK is not acid attacks, read the citation.Herve Reex (talk) 02:30, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
1500 are "unreported", while they include 492 from Bangladesh, 300 from Pakistan. Then 1000 from India. How it makes up 1500? The stat is meaningless. Also BBC's link can lead you to copyright issues. Neither BBC is credible, because a lot of times they copy from here.

There are 600-700 attacks in Bangladesh, by other estimate. [1] You know about these acid attacks? Hong Kong acid attacks, from Hong Kong, In Iran, UK, they have took place as well. Include Russia, Afghanistan. Maybe we can simply from it from lead. OccultZone (talk) 10:13, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Violence against men[edit]

There is nothing I can see in the article that says men are targeted because of their sex/gender. Because of this, I have removed the Category:Violence against men and the template. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 22:40, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

¿And women are targeted because of their sex/gender? This seems like an odd assumption to make, acid attacks are often perpetrated by people regardless of gender, to note this as "violence against women" is just as stupid, as it would be as "violence against men", neither gender/sex is immune for it, nor is it common outside of Islamic countries to attack women with acid attacks, in fact a better category would be "women and islam" as it's more cultured than general.
Sincerely, --86.81.201.94 (talk) 11:41, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
I believe you miss the point. Female victims are attacked almost exclusively in disputes with men where sexual politics are in play, and the attacker's intent is to establish the dominance of his gender over hers. That makes all such attacks a crime against women. Male victims are attacked for any number of reasons (business, politics, etc.), but never because a woman seeks to relegate all men to subservience, and/or punish one man for refusing to accept a subservient role that his attacker insists he must do, given his gender.
Acid attacks on women are almost always an attack on their entire gender. (Even those with ostensibly political motiviations generally contain gender politics as well, i.e., the victim is a trade unionist [bad enough] AND a woman [worse].) Acid attacks on men are an attack on some non-gender group they belong to, or are perceived to belong to; they are not attacked because they are men. Laodah 19:56, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
I find this line of argument difficult to accept. In almost every case I have read about, the victims are attacked for specific personal reasons - typically, they are a relation or spouse of the attacker who has displeased the attacker in some way. If the attacks' sole or even main purpose were to "establish the dominance of his gender over hers" then why not attack any woman at random? Surely that would serve the purpose just as well?
These women are not attacked simply because they are women. They are attacked (however unjustifiably) because of something they have done or not done, or are believed to have done or not done. I believe you are doing them a disservice by misrepresenting the nature of these attacks and attempting to commandeer the subject for some sort of political end. I suspect that any person who would throw acid in a woman's face probably wouldn't hesitate to do the same to any man that displeased him or her. Shiresman (talk) 23:42, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
This comment engages in textbook victim blaming. Acid throwing is by its nature an attack on the female sex, because of its effect: to disfigure, especially the face; it is an attack on beauty and attractiveness. This is not what you will find in attacks on men. Elizium23 (talk) 23:48, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
If that comment is "textbook victim blaming" then the textbooks clearly need re-writing. Shiresman isn't saying the victims are at fault. He is saying that the perpetrators are motivated by a personal grudge against a specific victim, rather than randomly choosing a target solely on their sex. Iapetus (talk) 09:27, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Ethiopia included?[edit]

Message from IP editor regarding removal of Ethiopia from article originally posted to User talk:Rsrikanth05#Acid throwing. Copy-pasting here for discussion. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 13:52, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

I edited the section under the header "epidemiology" of acid throwing to remove Ethiopia. Googling "Acid attacks in Ethiopia" brings up two notable results for the first few pages, one in 2007 and another in 2011. Ethiopia does not have a particularly high incidence of acid attacks, and the BBC article of the 2007 attack makes direct reference to that fact. I felt it was prudent to move Ethiopia from the "frequent incidents" category to the "reported incidents" category.

In addition, the PDF used as the source for the "high frequency of acid attacks in Ethiopia" in the section detailing acid attacks in Africa had that exact same BBC article as its own reference as to the high frequency of acid attacks in the country, which explicitly states the contrary; that Ethiopia is not known for a high frequency of this type of attack. Therefore, I removed Ethiopia from that sentence entirely. Would you please restore my edits?

BBC article: [1]
PDF (which references the above BBC article): [2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.205.58.69 (talk) 11:13, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

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