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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x22 Esta Soler: How we turned the tide on domestic violence (Hint: the Polaroid helped)
TV-PG

  • 2014-02-03T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

When Esta Soler lobbied for a bill outlawing domestic violence in 1984, one politician called it the "Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act." "If only I had Twitter then," she mused. This sweeping, optimistic talk charts 30 years of tactics and technologies — from the Polaroid camera to social media — that led to a 64% drop in domestic violence in the U.S.

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