“Women aged 15-44 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents, and war combined.”
Feminist talk at Students For Liberty’s 2013 Austin Regional Conference and why feminism is not outdated (via cuntcastle)
& some women - women of color, trans women, disabled women, poor women - are MUCH more likely to experience violence than white/cis/abled/class privileged women (and marginalized women have less recourse in the legal system to have anything done about the violence done to them.)
All women exist in a culture with a specter of violence surrounding them at every turn, but let’s not let aggregate level statistics allow us to believe that we face equal risks.
but no no, feminism is no longer relevant, amirite?
I’ve no reason not to believe this, but I’d still like to see a source.
It’s a figure released by the UN in 2007. (x)
The link to the source isn’t really a source, but as it was allegedly published by the UN, it’s likely that developing nations were included (Because it’s common knowledge that things like cancer and heart disease kill women, even minority women (and people in general) way more than violence in developed nations.) In the link is apparently from Ecuador, itself a somewhat developing country. Not that the plight of women in developing countries doesn’t matter, but presumably this statistic was shown to women in Austin as a provocative tool to convince them they’re at risk. So I would echo the above commenter about aggregate level statistics (that may not even apply to the audience they’re being delivered to).
We know that gender equality and violence against women is a huge problem. You don’t have to muddy up the statistics to prove your point.