I know this is off topic from many of my posts but I do believe it has a great deal to do with women’s health. Domestic violence is a serious matter! Interestingly two serious domestic violence stories have come across my news feed in the last two days. The first story is the case of Christy Mack 23 year old ex-porn star. Which unbeknownst to me grew up in the small town of Edinburgh where I spent thirteen years of my life. I don’t know Christy nor even remember her since she’s fifteen years younger. The other story is a young 19 year old girl viciously gang raped, in broad daylight with hundreds of people watching. This act of violence was even videotaped and nobody stopped it. It brings me to this question what are women worth to our society?
I ask this question because in the case of Christy Mack, she has received so many hate messages and notes saying she deserved it. Why? Is it because of her profession? Does any women, girl or child deserve sexual or physical violence? As a society we have really lost our humanity. Christy Mack was allegedly beaten within an inch of her life by former MMA fighter War Machine. I say allegedly because his trial is in September 2015. Her injuries included a ruptured liver, broken teeth, and eighteen broken bones. However because of her profession she is blamed for the beating.
The young girl raped on spring break in Florida, fortunately doesn't remember the incident but it is on video. I’m sure during the trial she will eventually have to see the brutal attack that occurred against her. Two college guys have recently been arrested and several others arrests are expected to occur. What is concerning to me, as a mother of two girls; why didn’t anyone stop this from occurring. Where is our humanity? This girl was brutally raped my multiple people. The video is long and nobody called the police.
Domestic violence and sexual assault rates are increasingly high. These stories are coming across our news in such high rates. If you witness domestic abuse or sexual assault speak up. Don’t let things continue to happen and watch. If you are afraid for your safety, find a safe location and call the police. Think about your sister, mother, daughter or any other female you know and take action.
If you are being physically or sexually abused then contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline . or if you live in Indiana contact the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Get involved! Take a stand and stop violence against women and children.