Is it possible that violence against women is so pervasive, as a violation of human rights, that we just assume it will always continue? What would actually make a difference?

We have seen some shifts in what is and is not condoned. The media no longer says “boys will be boys” when women are battered and raped. But the data tell us that far too many women and girls are still victims of violence.

Try this for a week: Each day notice one woman who is not being treated with respect as a competent adult. Treat her with respect yourself. Notice what happens. What do the consequences tell you about how we can end violence against women?