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Dec
11

Why won’t you contribute?

As you all might know, there’s this 16 days something something campaign to raise awareness on gender based violence(GBV). Here’s the link for the campaign “hub” in Sri Lanka -> http://srilanka16days.wordpress.com/about/.

Click on it. Learn. That link is all about violence against women. What we don’t really hear about is violence against men. I didn’t think it was much of an issue till about last year either. Violence against men takes many forms, such as plain old domestic violence, molestation by employers(usually of under-aged boys) and refusing to make sandwiches.

BeyondBorders is doing a great job over at http://beyondborders.wordpress.com/tag/16-days/ by compiling a collection of images and brief descriptions for people to use freely to produce material for promoting campaigns like the 16 Days of GBV. Or GBV awareness, rather. You should contribute. There’s only about four days left and any contributions in the form of photographs or even just your take on GBV would be immensely appreciated.

With all you people wandering around with shiny new SLR’s, I’m surprised we haven’t been overrun by contributions, actually. It’s sickening. You get a chance to do something for the betterment of mankind and all you do is take pictures of your cat? Disgusting. I fart in your general direction. At the very least, submit one picture to keep the guilt-inducing voice of your conscience away, like I did. Looking for a good deed to do before Christmas brings you a lump of coal? Well, here’s your golden opportunity. I’m Gerald Pereira, and I demand that you contribute.

 

TL;DR?

Good/Bad guy reversed. His voice seemed the most appropriate.

 

 

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5 Responses to “Why won’t you contribute?”


  1. December 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    If this doesn’t work then what will….??

  2. December 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    And here I thought you were starting a hat collection for your x’mas stocking!

  3. 4 Gutterflower
    December 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    In the middle of exaaaaaams 😦 Was trying to write something/take a picture but midterms have zapped me of all creativity.

  4. December 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Yeah! You tell ’em, Jerry!

    😛


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