After three years, a Memphis woman’s ex-husband was finally prosecuted for aggravated assault. She believes the prosecutors decided to file charges because she was featured in a Memphis Says No More ad. She now believes No More was just a publicity stunt, and whatever was spent on the campaign would have been better spent on investigating crimes. Her story is in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, which ends with these two paragraphs:
Though Wood believes No More can do good, she said her case serves as a cautionary tale for officials who need to know where to invest the most resources: In investigation and in ensuring police take these cases seriously.
“The direction that it’s taken is not really victim focused,” she said. “It doesn’t actually change the problems that we need to change. People know that it’s not OK to hit women. Right? People know that it’s not OK to rape women. But what they also know is it’s not likely that they’re ever going to face any consequences for it.”