“Maya” DV#2

 

My new short film series project, DOMESTIC VICTORIES, has now been FUNDED thanks to Kickstarter & all of you!!!

This is the second episode!

“Maya (You Are The Problem)” focuses on the rise of sexual assault against women on college campuses.

 

During the filming of Domestic Victories, the President announced that campus rape is against Title IX! Then, in the same week, the Time mag story on sexual violence on campus reminded us that this has been going on for decades.  No one wants to believe that their partner, date, father, husband would do such a thing, but they do.  

We are still struggling with the definition.  

I know people who have signed non-disclosure agreements with educational facilities so that the social, mental and physical harm is trapped inside the victim, i.e. child sexual abuse in schools, churches and homes.   Then there’s the “she doesn’t remember,” or the “hysterical woman” argument rather like the witch hunts, not only are we stupid but we are essentially dangerous!  It’s crazy!  

By making violence a gender problem we are all off the hook.  Every women I know: married, divorced with or without children, old or young, they have all been abused or they have a friend, relative or co-worker who has been.  Maybe we need an ID card!  

The saddest thing for me is the not sharing with friends, doctors (they know anyway), clerics, the ocean… 

So let’s make a space and just talk to each other, just create a space that brings us into a circle of love and service.

 

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One response to ““Maya” DV#2”

  1. I am surprised that no one has commented about your Domestic Victories short series. All of them are great. Keep up the good work. God bless.

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