COMMENT: You can’t hide booze and violence behind the Easter tradition – Under the candlestick

COMMENT: You can’t hide booze and violence behind the Easter tradition – Under the candlestick
COMMENT: You can’t hide booze and violence behind the Easter tradition – Under the candlestick
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When we first opened a trust window on Instagram asking people to write to us about their Easter experience, there was an avalanche.

“Four drunken friends of my father broke into my room and beat me up with sticks. I hate the holidays.’

“Every time I had to ignominiously turn my back to the carolers and listen to the insinuations about how big my ass was.”

“I hated going to strangers’ houses and watching my father f**k up.”

Ninety-five percent of those messages were negative. We are not saying that Easter should be canceled or banned. But it’s definitely not okay to slaughter women and girls like horses and laugh at them. It’s quite humiliating. We recommend treating alcohol in the same way. It might be more fun for you, but not for other people, if you get dumbfounded first thing in the morning.

It is tradition and tradition. Unfortunately, this one, often due to alcohol and sexism, falls somewhere where the self-respect of those who do not want to celebrate these holidays is forgotten. And Easter is not about alcohol and violence.

No one will begrudge you the fact that you will not let girls or boys who are on the same wave of perception of traditions dry up with the help of a pom pom with feeling in hand.

Above all, however, it is important, and this does not only apply in the case of Easter, to respect the feelings and wishes of others. If a girl doesn’t want to be spanked, spanked, spanked, let’s not force her. If some boy doesn’t want to go from house to house and spank girls’ asses, let’s not force him.

Here, too, the following applies: “No means no”.

The Pod Svíčnem initiative was created in 2022 with the aim of educating society and changing legislation in the area of ​​domestic violence. It was created by Barbora Urbanová and Michaela Studená with the support of personalities from the professional and cultural spheres.

News server Novinky.cz has been cooperating with the initiative since the first half of 2023 and participates in publishing Pod svíčnem podcast. Among other things, it brings authentic stories of victims of domestic violence.

The article is in Czech

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