Actress Emmy Rossum, who is known for her role as Fiona in Shameless, talk about recent social media challenge where women share black and white selfies and revealed where this challenge comes from.
As we all know, for a few days, all women in the world have been sharing black and white selfies via their Instagram accounts to raise voice and awareness against violence against women.
Emmy Rossum goes deep into the issue of violence against women and sheds light on the primary source of this social media challenge.
Recently, the gruesome murder of Pınar Gültekin is spawning a movement against Femicides in Turkey. For this reason, Turkish women use social media to demand justice and raise awareness against murders.
What is happening to Turkish women?
Over the past years, reports of violence against women have skyrocketed. Well, over 1,000 women have been officially killed in gender-based violence since 2010.
In July alone, 40 women have been murdered so far-almost always by their male relates.
A university student, Pınar Gültekin, was reported missing July 16. She had been seen waiting for a bus in Muğla Province. After days of waiting, her body was exhumed. She was beaten, strangled, and buried in a barrel. Her killer is known and has been taken custody of.
The 33-year-old actress took to Instagram to raise her voice and informed her followers by sharing detailed information about this issue.
Here’s what Emmy Rossum wrote:
“Let’s know the WHY behind social media’ challenges’ and not let our desire for cute black and white selfies erase the original intent. Glad someone alerted me to the real reason for this challenge.”
See the Instagram post below.