End Sexual Violence with “Take Back The Night”
On the evening of Tuesday April 21, 2015 – A very brief “event” in Hoboken called “Take Back The Night” will take place. Starts at 6:00pm at Stevens Institute, followed by a “march” towards Pier A Park, then a little less than an hour of speeches and songs. The event will conclude at 7:50pm.
As the press release indicates, Take Bake The Night is a worldwide event and a non-profit (of course) entity that is “committed” to ending sexual violence towards women. Over the years, they’ve “refined” their cause to include sexual assault, sexual abuse (what’s the difference?), “dating” violence and domestic violence (as opposed to violence “abroad” such as unwarranted wars of aggression). It appears that sexual violence against men have no place in this vigil.
Events like this now take place in several dozen countries each year.
As with most (if not all) social justice type events, there will be “chants,” awkward moments of silence and speeches from survivors.
They invite everyone to be “a part of the solution” (to help draw more attention and money to this 501(c)3 foundation).
Freedom to choose and support
As a reminder – we think it’s perfectly okay that organizations like this exist, as they have every right to in our (for the time being) free country. The fact they have “supporters” speaks volumes on their ability to effectively communicate their message.
Just the same, we also think it’s perfectly okay to discuss subjects and foundations like this in a critical light. Just because the “cause” may be a sensitive or even sad situation – does not mean the same standards of challenge (cui bono?) cannot be applied. No need to tip toe around some subjects but not others.
Why single out one type of “violence?”
To get at the “root cause” of problems humanity face is a very difficult nut to crack. And almost always humanity causes their own problems (with the exception of some natural disasters).
But the thousands of organizations that are “committed” to solving the individual problems is the equivalent of attempting to solve the disease on one low-hanging piece of fruit instead of what’s systemically hurting the entire tree.
And sexual violence is a very tricky subject matter to try and “group” into one. I can imagine most cases of sexual violence have a myriad of reasons for transpiring – that can hardly be lumped together as similar. Or that can be solved by “awareness.” We could go on and on about some of the causes (beyond just mental illness). Like proper parental upbringing (and how in today’s welfare society – no one is seeing how that epidemic isn’t causing a million other problems). Or the economic sham that requires both parents to work (thus destroying the single most important factor that kept America in check – a strong family unit). And how that has now led to the battle between sexes in the name “equality.” Or “the drug war” (both “street” and “pharma.”) Or how there is NO shame in displaying highly sexual images in every movie, tv show, magazine and commercial.
Everything is sexually based now – doesn’t that play a role?
As we just said – don’t you notice how practically everything is “sexy” in some shape or form? The line “sex sells” is absolutely true most of the time – and it’s disintegrating many traditional values and actual “intimacy” (both physical and emotional).
You can’t even buy a jug of milk at an ordinary supermarket these days without being bombarded with some kind of sexual imagery on magazine covers. Take a look again at those Sports Illustrated covers above. Back in the 90′s – that picture of Tyra Banks was “racy” as hell!
But it’s not even good enough now, because the bikini bottom has to get even lower to the “sweet spot.” So low, they probably even photo-shopped “the goods” out of the picture. Heck, it appears that one member of the board at Take Back The Night is an anti-porn activist – and couldn’t stop this “almost porn” from gracing magazine racks worldwide.
Look at this – I mean how close to naked can this be? But it’s there for all to see!
Any violence is bad
While groups like these plea for support to help various individuals and their individual problems – most seem to look the other way when it comes to the violence that has perpetrated on planet earth over the centuries.
Literally hundreds of millions of people dead in “wars” or other acts of territorial or financial aggression. Makes these sexual violence issues pale in comparison.
It makes you realize that the human race is simply flawed beyond repair. All the evolution, technical and medical advancements, and so on isn’t helping one bit. In fact, it’s making the problem that much harder to correct.
In the end – it really can be remedied most of the time by the individual themselves. By simply avoiding situations that may pose a risk to yourself or your family. Women in particular could start by not “showing off’ their bodies by wearing provocative clothing. Just because you can express your freedom doesn’t mean you should ignore what we know is a flawed species. You think someone enraged by hormones can think rationally?
But yeah, violence does suck – and we do not support it unless it is for reasons of defending yourself, family or property.