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Purple Ribbons Abound

Posted by iusbvision on October 25, 2006

Many students might have noticed the placement of purple ribbon on trees and poles last week on campus. These were placed on behalf of the Feminist Student Union in order to raise awareness for Domestic Violence.

Because it is October, Beast Cancer Awareness Month, many people seem to be lost in a world of pink ribbons. Not that this is bad, but it often overshadows other causes. Many people might not know what the purple ribbons stand for and might have misunderstood them for the pink breast cancer ribbons.

  • Here are some facts to think about: 
    Almost four million women were physically abused last year by their husband or boyfriend.
  • A woman is abused every nine seconds in the United States.
  • Forty-two percent of women who are murdered were killed by their partner.
  • Two-thirds of attacks against women are from someone the victim knows.
  • Domestic violence knows no boundaries. Victims can be anyone. Likewise, anyone can get involved. Just wearing purple can get you involved in the movement.

*Domestic Violence source:

Stacie Jensen
Assistant Business Manager

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