Violent Valentines do rape, and yes, I was too – One Billion Rising – V day

On 14 February 2013 by Carolien Geurtsen

Amazingly striking title on valentines day (or actually yesterday) ” Please Don’t Love to Death”

This morning I wrote about it on Facebook:

 morning read – When so called love turns into hate. how appropriate, and not only happening in Turkey. My niece, in Holland, same reason, 16 years ago.

in reaction about the article from ÖZLEM YÜZAK which starts like this:

I wonder how many women will be killed [tomorrow] on St. Valentine’s Day by their boyfriends or husbands. How many women’s lives will be ended with stab wounds? How many women will have bruises on their faces inflicted by their husbands? In an event organized at Kad?? last Friday, I was walking together with the family of a victim, Mehtap Bülbül. Mehtap was born in 1987. She was exactly 25 years old. She had fallen in love. Big time. She had even dropped school, left her university education, ran away and married her love, Volkan Civelek. He was the man who would be her murderer in a couple of years.


after watching this again

Jane Fonda is rising with ever so good reasons

as is Robert Redfort

Today, on the planet, a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will have been or will be raped or beaten at least once in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated.
V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence.

I am rising – I would as well if I hadn’t been abused when I was 8 by someone changing the lightbulbs in the street lanters, and I would rise also if I wouldn’t have been raped by a  male ‘friend’ when I was 20, and yes, I would also rise if my niece  – in her twenties – hadn’t been murdered 16 years ago – in Holland – by her ex-husband because she left him… Because there are one billion reasons to rise, and probably more.

1 billion rising Utrecht
1 billion rising Istanbul

One billion rising website where you can find a place to dance today and/or show yourself caring




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