Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reese Witherspoon Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness

Interesting, if poorly titled, (how can you 'fight' violence?) video interview with Reese Witherspoon, who has teamed with Avon Cosmetics to promote domestic violence awareness.

Regardless of your politics towards the (over) application and need for women to wear makeup (personally I am not a huge fan) you have to give them props for trying to raise awareness.

However I wonder how much investigating Chris Cuomo did. Um hi! There is a way for men to get involved. WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN!

All that aside, I wanted to highlight the statistics Chris dropped, although I am not sure where he got them from:

Every 9 seconds a women is assaulted. That amounts to 9600 in a day and over 3.5 MILLION in one year. That is more women than there are in all of the GTA.

If only one percent of those cases result in criminal charges, that leaves three million four hundred sixty-five thousand women without recourse.


1 comment:

Innerlite said...

Great point, succinctly put!