“It’s not often a subject that gets the music video treatment, but domestic violence is an issue that NEEDS to become more mainstream because awareness is key.”
“To put things into perspective, here are a few facts about domestic violence in the US. Between 2001 and 2012, 6,488 troops were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766.”
“Women are also more likely to be partners of intimate partner violence as 85% of domestic violence victims are women, and 15% are men. A woman is beaten every 9 seconds in the US. Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness amongst families. These statistics get worse when you start looking into LGBTQ cases, women of color, and people with disabilities.
What we’re trying to say is, this issue deserves more pop culture and entertainment coverage than Kim Kardashian’s latest outfit! So when we see musicians and pop stars like Emii, and country singer Sam Hunt who recently released a confronting music video about domestic violence called “Take Your Time”, they are setting an important example for the rest of the industry.
The music and entertainment biz is arguably more impactful than your average news source. Thanks to social media, everyone having smart phones and the internet being part of our everyday lives, we consume a HELL of a lot of media on a daily basis. We need to see more and more influential people shedding light on important issues.”