The ‘war on women’ meets social media
Expect women to rally through social media, 2013
Mines the the GOP dominated House's failure to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, in order to show that the "war on women" has not been won, but through social media, women and like-minded men have the power to effect change.
Notes that although much was gained by women in their social media rallied forces in crushing the candidates tagged as members of the opposition, this new delay in renewing the VAWA shows the war is still on. The House shows an indifference toward the health and safety of women through their inaction.
The real tragedy lies in the historic violence towards women, only recently seen as criminal. However, in the 2012 election, women discovered new voice and power in social media, with the potential to create greater change.
The recent, tragic gang rape of a woman on a moving bus in India awoke women to the extent of the war and the power of social media as their voice. Women startled Indian officials with their protests, which began online before moving into the open.
Consciousness that the war exists and social media can help will rally the cause of women globally in 2013, drawing the war closer to a resolution.
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Source is The Washington Post.
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