Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Anti-domestic violence campaign records men breaking cardboard women  

A Turkish anti-domestic violence organization, Mor Çati, set up displays in Istanbul of cardboard women with the slogan "I want freedom... from violence" and recorded men destroying them on hidden cameras.

Hmm. Does this really show us anything about domestic abuse? Maybe it just demonstrates an overall disrespect for women and women's issues. Or maybe, as Jezebel suggests, it shows more about vandalism than violence against women. I mean... not that I'm making excuses for what these men did, but to me they just seemed irritated with cardboard legs blocking their path.


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1 comments: to “ Anti-domestic violence campaign records men breaking cardboard women

  • May 7, 2010 at 12:20 AM  

    It would be interesting to place another billboard in the same place with a man in the same position and see if it was targeted similarly.

    I tend to think it was a backlash against the message. The vandalism was the natural choice when unable to lash out verbally.

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention for comment.