Refugees in Europe Sept 19, 2015 11:58:35 GMT
Post by deyana on Sept 19, 2015 11:58:35 GMT
of course there are more reasons, dangers of sexual violence during the journey for women, the way men and women are expected to act in different cultures, the men seeing it as their responsibility to face the dangerous journey first and then try to get their wife and children (or mother and siblings) to follow them once they found a place to settle, etc. ... but why would that mean they have no right to flee?
(it's not just in the case of fighting that i think it is somewhat cynical by the way - a friend was told by the person in the state office that refused her attempts to stay here that she should go home and help build up her country, as the war is over - this was a woman in her late thirties with no living relatives, and i was told from other sources that a woman in such a situation in her country is pretty much doomed - so no matter what is thought whether she has a right to stay here or has to go home, telling her she should help build up her country is really cynical when what she will face is a struggle for survival)
I agree with what you are saying, Rikita. I think much of the negative opinions towards the young male refugees come from the white man of the country they are trying to enter. Paranoia runs supreme. But it's more than just that, it's almost like they feel threatened by these young men, and not because they could be "terrorists" or they think they should stay in their own countries and join in the killing there. And it annoys me that if they had found themselves in the same situation they would flee a war zone the first chance they got. Hypocritical.