“A woman is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to get breast cancer. But, unlike cancer, sexual violence is rarely discussed. There is a stigma attached to sexual crime, the result of attitudes that lay the blame on the woman for the rape, not the perpetrator."
To end violence against women we need a culture change.
We need people to speak out and condemn it. So, one of the most important things you can do is to talk about it, especially to the uninitiated, unaware and unconvinced.
Unfortunately, sometimes these can be the people closest to us.
Here are some tips for talking about feminism and gender violence with the people you love:
1. Own who you are. Be proud to share your beliefs with others.
2. Be realistic. You can't change deep rooted values and ideals overnight. Be patient.
Your partner, family & friends are the closest people in your life, and it can be hard to accept if they don't agree with your values.
Take a look at these articles that highlights some of the best appraches to introducing feminism into your relationships.
Leading gender equality charity, The Fawcett Society, has produced a new analysis which reveals disturbingly high levels of hostility towards women. On Monday 6th March at the wonderful Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. There will be prominent speakers from the US and UK in the morning including:
On Monday 6th March at the wonderful Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
There will be prominent speakers from the US and UK in the morning including:
45% of UK women have experienced some form of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.