This is all your fault Will. Life was just UNO and Scrabble. I started watching Tabletop about 5 months ago and now look what happened…
Hah! Another addict via Wil!
Wow Google, thank you for the stunning support! The effort you put into representing this cause is fantastic! Like, wow, this doesn’t even compare to what you did for the DW 50th!
I understand that visibility is most certainly important for a cause, and that this is no exception- but as a girl who just got out of abusive household last year, I believe I understand why Google’s support is so discreet. It’s the same reason why the abusive relationship website “When Georgia Smiled" has an escape button that wipes all traces of the website. Hundreds of abusers are instantly inflamed by any sort of media that might imply that what they’re doing is wrong and that their victims might need help.
And while I think we’d all like more media attention towards the consequences of violent assaults against women, what we need to keep in mind is that those with abusive nature (even if they’re not currently in a relationship) could be easily angered by a colorful banner that “shames them”, and might endanger the women around them. I’ll be the last person to imply that violence against women doesn’t need more coverage- but not all causes are so easily assisted by a media blitz.
In addition, the website the ribbon linked to got so much traffic today that it crashed. People paid attention. A subtle symbol can be a powerful one.
This is art work by Stanley Lay who goes by “Artgerm”. I’m a huge fan of his works. Here is a link to explain more. And go check out his Facebook page and devainart page (highly recommend his devainart page)
I love this dudes art. I use some of it for cellphone backgrounds.
(1) President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression
(2) Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder
(3) Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder
(4) Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression
(5) Mathematician John Nash (from A Brilliant Mind), who had schizophrenia
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Excellent point. Done well