ONE BILLION RISING ATLANTA – STRIKE | DANCE | RISE – TODAY!!!

Last week I read a story in the local newspaper about a 34-year old woman who had been so brutally beaten by her boyfriend with a baseball bat that it left her with broken bones, bloodied and hanging on to dear life.

Statistics indicate that violence is the single largest cause of injury to women in the United States and in 2010 there were 130 domestic violence related deaths in Georgia. No social class, sexual orientation or economic background can prevent or protect those victims who come to know the fear of violence.

This Valentine’s Day- a worldwide public education campaign will shed light on this issue through the One Billion Rising campaign.  On this, the V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, ONE BILLION women and those who love them will WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women and girls.

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.

ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY

ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION

“When One Billion bodies will rise and dance 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,” Eve Ensler.

Join One Billion Rising Atlanta today at 10:00 am at the Georgia Capitol and bring your video cameras, cameras and smart phones to Woodruff Park at noon for the One Billion Rising Atlanta flash mob, as the world dances and rises to bring attention to this global revolution.

Comments

  1. Burroughston Broch says:

    What a waste of time and energy. It’s fruitless as long as women believe (as they are taught by other women to believe) they are not complete unless they are in a relationship with a man, any man.

    • This is the same type of thinking that the NRA exhibits when they say “Criminals won’t follow gun laws, therefore it’s useless to pass any”. It’s pretty easy to extrapolate forward with that logic to a place where we should pass no laws at all.

      *Any* action which calls attention to a problem in the hopes of fomenting a solution should not be deemed “fruitless”.

      • Burroughston Broch says:

        The domestic violence issue is a people issue. As long as women knowingly enter into abusive realtionships and stay in them, this issue will continue. Having a flash mob and dancing is a feel good, simplistic gesture that will bring no lasting benefits. The real solution can be brought about by (1) education and (2) rejection of the current thought and marketing philosophy that no woman is a “real” woman unless she has a man in her life.

        As to guns, let me say I am not a gun person. I believe that the root problem is people, not guns. As long as our society encourages keeping crazies outside institutions, these atrocities will continue. Limiting the speed of fire and magazine capacity may reduce the number of deaths, but it will not reduce the number of incidents. The effective answer is to identify and institutionalize the crazies. Any other answer will be ineffective.

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