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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:31 PM

One Billion Rising flash mob Dancing Without Borders "Break the Chain"


One Billion Rising flash mob Dancing Without Borders "Break the Chain"

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Reply One Billion Rising flash mob Dancing Without Borders "Break the Chain" (Original post)
niyad Jan 25 OP
Faux pas Jan 25 #1
niyad Jan 26 #7
crickets Jan 25 #2
niyad Jan 26 #8
BComplex Jan 25 #3
niyad Jan 26 #9
Warpy Jan 25 #4
niyad Jan 26 #6
Warpy Jan 26 #11
genxlib Jan 25 #5
niyad Jan 26 #10

Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:40 PM

1. Kickin'

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 08:16 AM

7. Thank you.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:46 PM

2. I got chills at the end. Wow! ♥️

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Response to crickets (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 08:17 AM

8. Every time I see it, wherever, the same thing.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:29 PM

3. I hadn't seen this before. Just wow.

I sent it to a bunch of women, and men in my family that I love and respect immensely!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 08:18 AM

9. Thank you so much for sharing this out.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:32 PM

4. Ya wanna break the chain?



Vapid talking heads at the end almost ruin it.

There are sister villages to Umoja where men are tolerated as long as they defer to the women when it comes to running things. They don't, the women make sure they leave quickly. Oh, and daughters in these villages don't undergo FGM, that was the first thing they stopped when they started running their own lives.

This is breaking the chain. As the vapid talking heads at the end show, it's probably all that will work, breaking silly women out of conventional thinking as much as patriarchal men.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 08:16 AM

6. Thank you for sharing this most important and hopeful information.

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 11:09 AM

11. It's worth looking up on YouTube, there are a few other videos

about this village and what they've accomplished. Some of them interview the men they left behind and the rage tells you exactly why these women got their children and then got out. One hopes that the boys, growing up without being exposed to so much male rage and violence, will be less violent themselves, especially toward women and children.

It might be the only way to break the chain, giving up on the idea of marriage and being tied to violent men.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:36 PM

5. That was awesome

But I see it was 9 years ago.

Shame it is still relevant.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 08:24 AM

10. Even more so today. The song was created for V-Day (14 Feb) demanding an

end to violence against women and girls around the world. One Billion Rising refers to the fact that ONE WOMAN IN THREE worldwide will suffer violence in her life. And that violence is a feature of the patriarchy, designed to keep women under control.

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