According to the World Health Organization, violence against women can take many forms, including:
- sexual violence
- honor killings
- female genital mutilation
- forced and early marriages
- physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from intimate partners (most common)
"1 in 3 women will experience physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner at some point in her life."
With Circle of 6, you can connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens. Need help getting home? Need an interruption? Two touches lets your circle know where you are (with exact GPS coordinates!) and how they can help. Icons represent actions, so no one can tell what you’re up to—it’s quick and discreet.
C6 is already on iPhone, and now it will be available for Android starting September 6th! Tell all your friends!
Circle of 6, the free, award-winning anti-violence app from The Line Campaign and Isis Inc., launches today! Circle of 6 is designed to help college-aged youth prevent violence in their social circles. It has a discreet, simple design, allowing users to contact their six closest friends to come pick them up (with GPS coordinates gathered from the phone), call and interrupt a potentially dangerous situation, or give advice about healthy relationships. The app also comes loaded with two pre-programmed national hotlines and one local number users can enter on their own.
Read more & download the app here, & help us spread the word using the #C6 hashtag on Twitter!
Researchers gave a group of men and women quotes from the British lad mags FHM, Loaded, Nuts and Zoo, as well as excerpts from interviews with actual convicted rapists originally published in the book The Rapist Files. The participants couldn’t reliably identify which statements came from magazines and which from rapists — what’s more, they rated the magazine quotes as slightly more derogatory than the statements made by men serving time for raping women. The researchers also showed both sets of quotes to a separate group of men — the men were more likely to identify with the rapists’ statements than the lad mag excerpts. The only slightly bright spot in the study: when researchers randomly (and sometimes incorrectly) labelled the quotes as coming from either rapists or magazines, the men were more likely to identify with the ones allegedly drawn from mags. At least they didn’t want to agree with rapists.
The full story includes quotes used in the study, and they are profoundly disturbing. We couldn’t read the whole list.
Women are not a special interest group and fighting for the ability to live without violence is not a pet project.