Neither punching bags nor slabs of beef

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence issued these posters a few years back.  In their struggle to campaign for safe, violence-free homes, the Coalition put together these adverts depicting women as punching bags or as slabs of lifeless beef.

The text at the bottom may not be immediately clear.  It reads ‘Most men agree, but few speak out.  Please, be heard.  A man’s voice is an effective way to stop violence against women.’

For what it’s worth, it’s a man writing this, and I support RICADV’s message to end violence against women once and for all – because men who beat their women cannot call themselves men.

Domestic violence RICADV - punching bag

Domestic Violence Beef - RICADV

According to their 2011 Annual Report, 9694 individual victims of domestic violence received help in 2011.  That’s 9694 cases more than there should be.  RICADV is also on Twitter – here is their account.

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