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Old 09-24-2012, 03:28 PM
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One in three women in the world will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. This statistic seriously saddens and disturbs me. An African filmmaker created a three-minute short film to bring awareness to this awful situation and their world-wide campaign and cause to end the violence.

Please go to their website and read about it here.

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ONE BILLION RISING is a short film by Eve Ensler and South African filmmaker Tony Stroebel.

1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. This powerful three minute film reminds us how violence against women appears worldwide in the every day lives of women, from Afghanistan to Australia, the United States to Peru, South Africa to Great Britain. One billion women violated is an atrocity. On 14 February 2014, V-Day's 15th anniversary, one billion women dancing will be a revolution. After viewing this film, we hope millions will be inspired to join the ONE BILLION RISING campaign.

"When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women," said Ensler. "One Billion Rising is an appreciation, amplification and an escalation. When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2013, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness. Dancing insists we take up space. It has no set direction but we go there together. It's dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive. It breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It's free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It's contagious and it spreads quickly. It's of the body. It's transcendent."

On 14 February 2013, V-Day's 15th anniversary, activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities and women and men across the world will STRIKE, DANCE, and RISE, coming together to express their outrage, and demand an end to violence against women and girls.
V-Day: One Billion Rising

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Sadly, I know many women who have raped. The past four girlfriends I have had have been raped at one time or another, some as recently as this year. It angers me beyond belief. Pardon my language but 1/3 women, 1 billion women being raped in their life time is ****ing god damn ridiculous. Truth be told I know this movement nor many others will do much to reduce rape, but we need to do something. I am proud of any woman who can overcome rape, domestic abuse, or any other kind of violence. I will be spreading this along.

On a side note; I really hope that this doesn't turn out to be another Kony 2012.
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Instead of dancing, I suggest women attack, fight, and kill the cowards who have pushed them under their thumbs. Especially Muslim women.
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Sadly, I know many women who have raped. The past four girlfriends I have had have been raped at one time or another, some as recently as this year. It angers me beyond belief. Pardon my language but 1/3 women, 1 billion women being raped in their life time is ****ing god damn ridiculous. Truth be told I know this movement nor many others will do much to reduce rape, but we need to do something. I am proud of any woman who can overcome rape, domestic abuse, or any other kind of violence. I will be spreading this along.

On a side note; I really hope that this doesn't turn out to be another Kony 2012.
Well said, sir.
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One in three in the world. Bad odds for sure.

Nowhere near that number in the US. You want equal treatment maybe not being a muslim would help. At least you have the law on your side. Worldwide the number is high, among the uncivilized muslims it's much higher.
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One in three in the world. Bad odds for sure.

Nowhere near that number in the US. You want equal treatment maybe not being a muslim would help. At least you have the law on your side. Worldwide the number is high, among the uncivilized muslims it's much higher.
Yeah, in the US it's 1 in 4 or 5. One in four have been beaten by a partner. 1.3 million women a year raped in the US. The numbers are much higher, likely, given that the vast majority of rapes go unreported.
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Breaks my heart. Violence toward women probably touches many more than suspected, since most women don't talk about it.

Powerful story and video...thanks for posting it, comet!
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