Day 184: Silencing Voices

I completely forgot that yesterday was my half way point!!!! I’m officially more than half way through project365. That is crazy!! I can’t believe how close I am to Day 200! Thank you so much to all my readers, supporters and other project365-ers.

Today I’ve posted a series of photos, which were inspired by the photo on this website. The article is pretty interesting; it talks about the how making light of the sexual violence is making it more acceptable.

And so the story goes…

Let’s say the gorgeous woman in the photo was sexually assaulted. She felt like she couldn’t tell anyone. She felt like maybe it was her fault, or maybe she didn’t say no clearly enough. Maybe he didn’t understand what she wanted.  She was embarrassed and couldn’t bear to tell the details. She thought, if she stayed quiet about it for long enough, it would all just go away. That’s not what happened. It didn’t go away. It intensified through out the months she kept it a secret. When all her emotions surfaced, she was a mess.


Overcome with emotion

Then, she turned to other people. Her boyfriend, the perpetrator, and a close friend… Her boyfriend didn’t understand. He’s angry with her for being with someone else, and he leaves. The perpetrator admits it to her face, but denies it to everyone else. The friend says he’ll be there for her, but only if she agrees not to make a fuss about it.

He won't hear what she has to say

Then she’s caught in a dilemma. If she leaves her old life, is she letting the perpetrator run the rest of her life dictate who her friends are?  If she leaves, where will she go?


Desperate for an answer

Today’s resources:

Another quiz to take a look at about the sexual assault numbers in Scotland.

A great campaign photo I might have to recreate.

An amazing article that goes over what it really takes to “prevent rape.” The ending is my favorite.

A short blog post describing the emotions of shame associated with this type of abuse.


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2 Responses to Day 184: Silencing Voices

  1. schleefy says:

    very powerful photos. The first one is… I don’t know how to say it….she looks sad, angry, powerful and violative…

    impressive work…..

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