In response to South Africa’s domestic violence disaster:
The health of a society may be reliably measured by how well it treasures its women. Abandoning them with children or demanding government-subsidized contraception, so they can be more easily treated as recreational devices, isn’t so great either. There are many ways to cultivate a bad culture; fewer paths to the nourishment of a good one. And the volume of shame swirling through a culture does not diminish just because people refuse to feel it.