While social media has allowed activist networks to grow and spread in unprecedented way, the cost may be more shallow engagement. One thing is sure though – messages of social movements are being seen by more people today than ever before.
One little girl. Only 11 years old. Raped and then, pregnant. She was obliged to have the baby, no abortion allowed. Almost 6 months of torture, of rekindling THE moment…and a caesarea. 2 suicide attemps. Who can blame her? Argentinians jumped to the streets because this was torture and Social …
An unfair verdict, disregarding the victim, her suffering. Too many proofs against five men: the perpetrators. A video, harassment and humiliation recorded, for nothing. This drove Spaniards to take the streets and the Social Media walls, just to defend her, because the judiciary system was far from doing that!
Sex strikes are more about sisterhood, the power that women may have if they work together. So, these protests can cast light on women’s growing power; just very different from men power, usually less violent, but often equally effective.
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