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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


"In the summer of 2011, Savona Dietrich, a 16-year-old girl from Louisville, Kentucky, went to a party and got drunk, until she passed out. When she woke up the next day, she did not remember very much. But in the following days, her entire high school was exposed to images that the teens had taken of her whilst sexually exploiting her. She sued them in court, and after a year, they arrived at a plea-bargain where they told her not to say anything else, risking a fine and arrest. At first she cried. But after a few hours, she dried her tears, sat down in front of the computer, wrote down the names of the attackers on Twitter and wrote to the court, 'Come and arrest me.'

She was not the first to have to face the fact that the law and society gave a 'get out of jail free card' to social network attackers, preceded by several cases that began in 2007 at colleges in the United States. Today, with the #MeToo campaign, it sounds familiar, but the first women who chose to stand up for themselves with the help of social media risked social ostracism and even arrest. This episode of the State of Jerusalem was intended to be done around the Jerusalem Slut March with one of the leaders of the march, former Jerusalem activist and current journalist, Masha Averbuch. A lot of women and people have told us that she has changed the relationship between men and women in our city, at least in their circles. But when we started working with Masha, we discovered that she had another story she wanted to tell. In honor of the 2018 Jerusalem Slut March, this version will be published."

– State of Jerusalem

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