A Response to the Killing of Six Asian Women in Atlanta
As our community is rocked by the murders of seven women and one man this Tuesday, Men Stopping Violence mourns for the lives taken, the families, communities, and workplaces harmed, and the fear many of us feel as mass shootings, having fallen out of the news cycle after the COVID-19 pandemic began, assert themselves again.
We stand with women and with Asian and Asian-American communities against the scourge of white supremacist and misogynist male violence against them. Additionally, while there is no evidence yet that any of these women were engaged in sex work, the alleged shooter’s assumption that they were is part of his own explanation as to why he murdered them, and we wish to make clear that we stand with all women on the margins, including sex workers.
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