#Thanksfortheflowers but I want respect! An online campaign by feminists in Romania, March 1-8, 2018.
Support the campaign! Use the "Multumesc pentru flori"/ « Thanks for the flowers » frame for your Facebook profile photo.
In the month of March women are celebrated with flowers and gifts. Simple or overly festive gestures galore, devoid of the redemptive resonance of the 8th of March celebration.
Moreover, flowers are sometimes offered by men who, otherwise, disregard, harass or bully women. Or by men who are accomplices with the ill-doers, by their own distrust and lack of support toward the women affected by insults, humiliation, harassment and violence. Men who do not hold accountable other men who mock women with their sexist jokes, who now mime respect.
Thanks for the flowers, but we denounce this hypocrisy!
Thanks for the flowers, but the 8th of March is the international day for claiming women’s rights and commemorate women’s struggle for equality.
In Romania, a case of rape of a woman in the family is reported every week. The case of an underage girl raped or sexually harassed by an adult in the family is registered every 2 days. Yet, many cases of violence against women and girls go unreported and unpunished.
A European survey shows that 55% of Romanians believe rape can be justified; people do not intervene in cases of domestic violence even to call the emergency number 112; 30% of Romanians believe it’s women’s own fault that they are beaten up.Adauga un comentariu