Tuesday, March 30, 2010

atrocity connection

I recieved this email today about a little girl stolen, raped and murdered. This happens a lot around our world and it is unbelievable. And as we sit there wondering how these atrocities can occur let's consider the video for Derty Sesh which is funded by NZ on Air and shows a woman hunted, murdered, and cut into pieces.

And they fit together these two disgusting pieces of news - they fit together very well.
"Amita was a sweet 9 year old girl who loved her family. One day, she was kidnapped, taken to a city far away and put in a cage. She was forced to have sex with dozens of men per day, and brutally beaten when she cried or refused. 5 terror-filled years later, suffering from sexually transmitted disease, she died from a beating at age 14.
Amita's story is about the worst nightmare imaginable, but the UN estimates that millions of women and girls are traded for rape every year -- one of the most horrific problems in our world today. The best way to tackle it is to expose the rape traders and kill their profits. In January Avaaz members voted to make this a top priority this year, so we're beginning work across the world with expert teams, local campaigners, sex workers and investigators to shut down these brutal and shadowy businesses.
Every minute this problem continues is too long. We can't bring Amita back, but every minute, two more Amitas are sold into horror."
Go here to make a difference
More Information:

BBC on modern slavery:

More about human trafficking around the world at UN Office on Drugs and Crime:

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings:
It is beyond imagination that this sort of activity is still happening in this world in 2010.

What do you think this NZ on Air funded Derty Sesh video has to do with it?

How can we allow this to be funded and shown in this country. Is it okay to show the brutal horror of a woman getting stalked, killed and cut up?

I say NO - it is too much and should not be supported. For those who say it is okay, just art - what would happen if he wanted to make a music video about what happened to the 9 year old little girl in the email - Amita?


Video taken down now and the censor's office has begun a classification process at the request of the Department of Internal Affairs. This is good.
Hat tip LudditeJourno


Anonymous said...

I think the issue of violence against women and children is just about the most important question of our time.

It is amazing that this post has been up for a while and you have had no comments. Quite simply, the underlying ethos that allows this violence to continue and to be condoned, if only by our collective failure to act, is what also allows the rampant destruction of the planet, cruelty against animals, the disrespect of the culture of indigenous peoples and so on. They are all just different faces of the same issue.

Marty Mars said...

I agree 100% with you anon