Citing a “shadow pandemic” taking place in abusive American homes, President-Elect Joe Biden pledges to take “bold action” against “gender-based violence in all its forms.”
The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic has made life far more difficult the world over. For many, it has become a worsening nightmare. Moreover, social statistics show the pandemic has disproportionately affected women in America. In turn, today marks 2020’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Speaking on behalf of this important day, President-Elect Joe Biden is making a firm statement to women across the U.S.
Set to become the projected 46th President of the United States January 2021, Biden is adding another pledge to Americans. Specifically, he is detailing his “commitment to ending this epidemic” that is disproportionately affecting women across the U.S.
The pledge comes in the form of a Twitter thread, with each subsequent paragraph a reply to the former. Within, Biden backs up his statement with social statistics and strong words.
Joe Biden Pledges to End Shadow Pandemic for Women
“As many as 1 in 3 women is the victim of gender-based violence at some point in her life,” Biden begins. “That rate is even higher for women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, transgender individuals, and other members of vulnerable or underserved communities,” he states in the first tweet.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse,” he continues in the thread. He then clarifies, citing what social scientists refer to as a “shadow pandemic.”
This “shadow” of the COVID Pandemic affects “women and girls who are largely confined to their home with their abuser.” Moreover, it affects those “facing economic insecurity that makes escape more difficult,” Biden reaffirms.
In addition, the final tweet of the thread lays out Biden’s promise.
“Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, I reaffirm my commitment to ending this epidemic,” he states.
Furthermore, he notes that “a Biden-Harris administration will take bold action here at home and rejoin global efforts to confront gender-based violence in all its forms.”
Biden Declares “America is Back”
The statements come one day after Biden used Twitter to declare “America is back”.
As the first candidate in history to reach over 80 million votes, Joe Biden is now declaring “America is back.”
The election, however, is still plagued by claims of “voter fraud” by current President Donald Trump. While Trump has lost his bid for reelection to former Vice President Joe Biden, he refuses to concede. Recounts, alongside final number tallying, continue to show no evidence of fraud. As a result, the next President of the United States took to Twitter to say “America is back.” But Twitter isn’t sure how they feel about it yet.
Come January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States will take place. As a result, from that point forward, America will hold him firmly to these promises.