Multi-award winning actress Viola Davis delivered a moving speech during Saturday’s Women’s March in Los Angeles.
At the demonstration, which has been criticized for its lack of intersectional feminism, Davis shared the significance of being cognizant of the struggles faced by women of color.
“One out of every five women will be sexually assaulted or raped before she reaches the age of 18. That women of color, if they’re raped or sexually assaulted before the age of 18, are 66-percent more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted again. Seventy percent of girls who are sexually trafficked are girls of color. They are coming out of the foster care system, they are coming out of poverty. It is a billion dollar industry. When they go into the sex trafficking business — and they call it a business, trust me — more than likely, they are gang raped.”