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  • delmuir

    I have some very technical criticism's of the language… a pandemic is a global (or widespread) epidemic which is an outbreak of "x" exceeding that which is expected.

    This is not the case with violence against women. As bad as it is, and it is notably bad, it isn't in excess of what is expected (as a statistical description) but rather it is diminished.

    Things have gotten better and while there is still very far to go, I'm deeply skeptical of polemics or exaggeration. It opens up opportunities for critics and cynics to dismiss the operation as "lacking in credibility" which ultimately, will do more harm than good by making the core of the argument easy for casual observers to dismiss.

    If you want to do good, it is imperative to stick with the truth. If you want to play politics well, then you can stretch, exaggerate, and ultimately break the truth but politics and doing good are rarely one in the same.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I find this solution to address sexual violence really interesting. I wonder what their readership is and if they create online support communities for women? I love that they address issues globally- but I wonder if they also hit on gender and sexuality issues as well and the trans community?