Yesterday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was on the couch with the ladies of The View discussing the stubbornly high rate of dating and other violence against young women ages 16 to 24. He gave a passionate interview about raising young men to not engage in violent acts, and to educate young women to speak up about violence committed against them.

Whoopi also made a great point to remind women that the way to get a man’s attention is to not hit him. Do not hit him!. Violence in itself is something we need to teach children not to perpetrate on each other.

When was the last time your elected official, primarily at such a high level (think your Prime Minister) openly discussed steps being take to reduce the rate of violence against young women in your country? Discuss.