One out of every four women will experience domestic violence in her life.
These acts of violence can come from someone close, someone we deeply care about or even someone we are in love with. And this can make them incredibly hard to talk about. But we have to.
No More, a movement trying to raise public awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, brought the conversation to the forefront by producing a domestic violence commercial that aired during the Super Bowl.
You may recall a story we covered a couple of months back — a 911 call that seemed like a prank, but definitely wasn't. No More used that same recording of a woman "ordering a pizza" to tell 911 dispatchers she needed help in their ad, and supplemented it with images of a home where a fight between two people had just occurred: filled with broken photo frames, books tossed on the floor, and a messy bed.
No matter how many times we hear this conversation, it still gives us a tinge of unease.
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"I'd like to order a pizza for delivery," a woman on the phone says.
"Ma'am, you've reached 911. This is an emergency line," says the dispatcher who picked up the call.
"Yeah... large with half pepperoni, half mushrooms," the lady continues, as if she's really ordering a pizza.
"OK, ma'am. Is everything OK over there? Do you have an emergency or not?"
The dispatcher is starting to pick up on what's happening. "Is there someone in the room with you? Just say 'yes' or 'no.'"
(H/T: Design Taxi)