Did You Take Back The Night?

We’re in meetings most of the day, so let’s take a few hours to consider something we all mostly ignore.

Domestic violence.

Take Back the Night was held at the University of Louisville and it’s time this entire community starts a conversation. We don’t necessarily have to pass legislation each time something terrible like the Nunn-Ross tragedy occurs. But we most certainly should discuss what we can change as a local community in order to prevent domestic violence.

From the Courier-Journal:

Lemlem Zellelew was one of many people joined on the University of Louisville campus on Tuesday night who had witnessed domestic abuse firsthand.

Standing at the edge of the large crowd gathered for “Take Back the Night,” an annual university event aimed at raising awareness of sexual abuse and violence against women, Zellelew said such gatherings were important in building intolerance to violence.

“It’s one of those issues that keeps coming up, and unless we recognize it as a society and as students not allowing it to be present in their relationships, then it won’t stop,” said Zellelew, 25, a student at Spalding University who said abuse had occurred in her family.

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The ‘Ville Voice audience is one I don’t often question about matters like this. So, folks – liberals, conservatives, et al – what can we do to curb domestic violence? Is legislation necessary? What shouldn’t we do as a community?