Walk for a Window across the Brooklyn Bridge represents a turning point for children's civil rights
BY MARCI HAMILTON, SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS, June 1, 2016,
The Walk for a Window next Sunday across the Brooklyn Bridge is in support of survivors of child sex abuse, but just as important, it is a turning point in the emerging global civil rights movement for children.
Not long ago, women and children belonged to their husbands and fathers. They were, in a word, legal property. In the 20th century, first women attained the status of persons with a right to vote and then children started to emerge from behind their skirts as persons.
When a woman or a child was property, what was done to them, even if against their will, was acceptable, or, more accurately, they simply had no voice for anyone to learn the unacceptable had happened. But that has changed.
The Walk for a Window is focused on obtaining justice for . . .