A Shocking Video That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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Violence against women has been condoned throughout history. Thousands of years ago, Roman law gave a man life and death authority over his wife. In the early eighteenth century, men were given permission to discipline their wife and children with a stick or whip. In fact this is still practiced all over the world. Even though society abhors violence, we often glamorise heroes who are aggressive because the traditional model of manhood encourages men to be daring and aggressive.

Social activists claim crimes against women is the result of a deeply drowned patriarchal culture that rewards male domination. In a patriarchal culture, men are more likely to use violence to retain dominance. From popular media, lyrics, adverts and films, a lot of visual content eroticises women. This attitude sets stage to crime and brutality. Social activism is what combats and brings these practices to light. Using everything from mainstream media to creative formats to tell stories is garnering a lot of attention and making a huge difference.

"For most of recorded history, parental violence against children and men's violence against wives was explicitly or implicitly condoned. Those who had the power to prevent and/or punish this violence through religion, law, or custom, openly or tacitly approved it.The reason violence against women and children is finally out in the open is that activists have brought it to global attention.” - Riane Eisler

This video from Nottingham based poet will make you cringe because of its stark reality. It will make you queasy, but we dare you to watch it!

Livid, devastated, wounded, yet empowered is what we felt after watching Michelle Hubbard's video. How does this shocking reality of crimes against women make you feel?

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