When I was at university, I acted in a university-produced performance of The Vagina Monologues along with some very talented young women. That was my introduction to Eve Ensler, who is the force behind the Monologues and the V-Day movement. Eve recently wrote a good article on security in Ode Magazine, and that led me to her TED video on the same issue. Essentially she says that the increased focus on security in today’s world, in fact makes us less secure.
This line particulary struck me:
Freedom is about being vulnerable to one another, realizing that our ability to connect is more important than feeling secure, in control and alone.
In our world mired with technology, I guess there is no greater truth: that our ability to connect with one another in fact makes us as individuals, more secure in ourselves.