I hooked up to Lady Bits an internet site written by Quinn Norton who wrote a four-part series on violence against women. She travels all over the world and has had horrible, horrible threats because she speaks up for women’s equality. I’ve given some generalized quotes from her first article below.
I basically did errands all day yesterday and have more today. So, if you don’t want to read or hear stuff like this, many women feel safer if they don’t know, read no further.
But, it is a men’s issue as well as a women’s issue. Below is PHD. Jackson Katz in a video on TEXx talks. Very much worth watching.
EVERY DAY, WOMEN DIE BECAUSE THEY ARE MURDERED BY THEIR FAMILIES AND PARTNERS. ON AVERAGE, 3 PER DAY IN AMERICA AND 2 PER DAY IN U.K.
ICELAND’S NUMBERS FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN PAY IS CLIMBING WHILE THE NUMBERS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE FALLING.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ESTIMATES THAT 10 TO 69% OF WOMEN HAVE REPORTED BEING A VICTIM OF VIOLENCE. (THAT IS WORLD WIDE.)
HIGH PROFILE WOMEN GET MORE THREATS OF VIOLENCE THAN REGULAR WOMEN.
THE VITRIOL, THREATS OF RAPE, BEATINGS, DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT, ENSLAVEMENT AND MAIMING AGAINST WOMEN WHO DARE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST SUCH BEHAVIOR IS REAL IN SOME CASES AND JUST MEANT TO INTIMIDATE WOMEN INTO SILENCE IN OTHER CASES.
SOCIAL MEDIA, AND WHAT WOMEN ARE TALKING ABOUT ON THEIR BLOGS, IS THERE IS A TERRIFYING NUMBER OF MEN WHO THINK IT IS OK TO RAPE AND KILL WOMEN SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE WOMEN.
MEN CONSTRUCT MANHOOD. THEY DO IT TOGETHER. THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS A MANHOOD THAT DOES NOT RELY ON THE ABILITY TO ATTACK OR DEMEAN WOMEN. TO KEEP THEM IN SERVILE POSITIONS AND PAY THEM LESS THEN MEN; TO ASSUME A NEED TO FEEL SUPERIOR TO WOMEN.
IT CAN ONLY BE FIXED BY MEN.