Last night’s “America’s Next Top Model” glamorized violence against women. The model wanna-bes worked a fashion shoot where they were instructed to be “crime victims.” Models were made up and positioned as crime victims in various crime scenes, including looking overdosed, shot in the head complete with a splat of blood on the wall, decapitated, and drowned.
Here are some statistics from the National Organization for Women that the producers of Ms. Banks’ show might want to know:
Every day four women die in this country as a result of domestic violence, the euphemism for murders and assaults by husbands and boyfriends. That’s approximately 1,400 women a year, according to the FBI.
The number of women who have been murdered by their intimate partners is greater than the number of soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.
– Via Vanessa Merton