17 February, 2009

1 in 4...

Did you know that 1 in 4 women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lives? 1 in 4. Do you know 4 women? Have you seen 4 women on a bus, train or airplane? Seen 4 women while shopping, driving, walking, running?

We know that 4 out of 5 dentists prefer Trident. Why aren't we quoting 1 in 4? Is it because it's ugly, painful, shameful, disheartening, inconceivable?

I found this info thanks to Mojo. He is generally witty, charming and a pain in the ass all rolled into one. He is also helping promote a new website called Violence Unsilenced

Maggie from Okay, Fine Dammit is running things and is giving a voice to those that seem to have nothing else.

I have a button thingy and I am putting it on top so everyone who chances upon my blog will see it.

1 in 4.

Maybe the 1 will stumble on this and go there and realize she (or he) is not alone. Maybe you who are reading this now know of a 1 or think you do. Find out how to help. Because in saving the 1 you could save us all.

Unsilence the violence - http://violenceunsilenced.com/


Mojo said...

Well put. Very well put. Thanks.

I had much the same thought when Maggie announced her plans to launch the new blog. If one person gets from me to her and is saved because of it, I can die happy.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Thank you SO much for writing this. Your support is greatly appreciated.