In lschott1’s post, she discussed how it is ‘taboo’ to injure a female. This got me thinking a lot about more serious violence towards women, especially rape, and it reminded me of a video I recently watched (details below). Why is it unacceptable for a man to injure a woman in a minor way—like with a slap—but it is somehow so common for women to suffer from domestic violence and rape? Why would someone in a mall shriek when a guy slaps a girl, when we don’t do enough to stop far more serious attacks on women around the globe? This is where there seems to be true inequality that extends far beyond our nation’s “don’t hurt a girl” mentality.
There’s a movement called One Billion Rising that is trying to do something about this inequality. Check out their mission here, and be sure to watch the incredibly moving video! http://onebillionrising.org/