This probably belongs on Sociological Images, but I am going to post it here anyway. I just read this brief 2010 article about violence against women in Russia, after reading through this fact sheet from the World Health Organization. Then when I looked back at the article, I noticed something that seemed off. Here’s a screenshot, see if you can figure it out:
Women as targets of violence, in more ways than one. Sometimes it’s more overt, sometimes it’s a hidden under the surface–like this ad that just happened to be posted alongside an article about violence against women. It’s one of those ads that changes every time you refresh the page. It’s just kind of one of those quotidian digital moments that can bring various strands or currents of our social world together. Different forms of violence, different layers, coming together in a supposedly coincidental moment. But sometimes these kinds of moments tell us a lot about larger issues, problems, and pervasive forms of violence.