In another take on the issue, a recent academic journal on The Gender Issue introduces another possible definition under the category of 'torture' as defined in a report from the Convention Against Torture to the Human Rights Council (international bodies that have been developing policies and the institutionalization of gender equality):
" 'Torture' means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such pruposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity."
There are several factors that may support a 'torture' claim under this definition by men who harass and bully a woman on a daily basis in her home:
1) the systematic use of electronic devices to leverage psychic control or authority over a woman's mental capacities on a regular basis that includes taunting and bullying her psychologically (by the way I have utilized this method in a defense posture and have proven that it can be used substantially as a means of psychological control).
2) the effect of such monitoring of a woman for hours and hours while in her home to the extent of 'hazing' or 'defiling' her mind and conscience and compromising her personal security and ability to function
3) the possible acquiescence of community leadership in these behaviors if the reported concerns are not resolved within a reasonable time period. Granted, there may be intervention but the need to keep the victim informed and assured of her safety in her home without having to expend unreasonable time and expense to do so is essential.
4) Community leaders that may encourage a woman to 'sell her home' and move rather than address this concern reasonably and substantially within the community.
I continue my plea for support to stop this bullying and 'torture' that seems to be condoned by our society so that single women may be able to live peaceably in their home and community without fear for the safety and security of their person and well-being.