|A banner hung on the Plaza del Che in the Universidad Nacional publicizes 'The week of no violence against women.'|
|ADN newspaper reports that Nov. 25 is|
the 'day without violence against women.'
It's the same message I get from those useless warnings stenciled on Bogotá streetcorners and alleys:
'Urinating prohibited on this street.'
So on the next street it's okay?
While it's a good thing to designate a week to draw attention to gender violence - a huge problem in Colombia - they'd better serve their goal by simply drawing attention to the problem, rather than calling on men to stop hitting women 'this week.'
|'Urinated Prohibited On This Street.' And on the next street?|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours