The U.N. now says that one out of three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in their lifetime; we’re talking about the desecration of the primary resource of the planet.”

Eve Ensler

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About This Quote


Source: "What Security Means to Me." TEDGlobal 2005. Jul. 2005. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from playwright Eve Ensler's 2005 TED Talk about how the modern craving for security actually makes us less secure. The quote means that violence against women -- which is statistically quite common -- is really the destruction of life, since women are necessary for creating new life. Watch the full TED Talk here: Eve Ensler - What Security Means to Me