The 3-day-long programme called ’Morning After/Esemény után’ is founded on a seriuos fact. In Hungary, every week a woman is killed due to domestic violence and nearly half of the Hungarian women have had experince with some kind of sexual harassment. The Hungarian women, apart from a small exemption, remain silent. If they speak about these cases, the system of victim blaming starts to take over: the society gives the lie to them, humiliates them, they get to the periphery of the society or even become excluded from it and during proceedings, they are disgraced. They rather remain silent because nobody listens to them. Through the walls, their voices cannot be heard, they become tired and in the end they give up. For us the length of their skirts is more important than calling the perpetrator to account. We have to create such a social context, where the untruthful and dangerous belief in a just world and the victim blaming, is not the instant response to the complaints of maltreated people. To the creation of this, the sensitization of the society is unnecessary. Because all in all, violation does not start at the assault, but at the uneven sexual relations in the society.
For several days, The ’Morning After/Esemény után’ outline the above mentioned problems from cultural and social point of view with the help of psychologists, sociologists and legal experts, who are acquainted with the topic of fine arts, theatrical art and music. The frame of the 3-day-long schedule is based on an exhibition, which analyses traumas and their impact on self-concept (in many ways) according to assaulted women’s stories.
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