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Not an Onion parody: Feminists plan to stop “rape culture” with…a “rape quilt”!

July 15, 2014

You can’t make this stuff up:

The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. By stitching our stories together, we are creating and demanding public space to heal. The Monument Quilt is a platform to not only tell our stories, but work together to forever change how Americans respond to rape. We are creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported rather than publicly shamed.

Sections of the quilt will be witnessed across the United States through a tour, quilt making workshops, and a historic display in our nation’s capitol.

And wait till these ladies get to their next project:

The existing monuments on the national mall are places to honor the heroes of our history, to grieve the losses of violence, and to remember and reflect. When our nation remembers difficult parts of our history, we are better able to prevent injustice and atrocities from repeating. This important public process has not happened with sexual violence.

We believe in creating a national monument to survivors of rape and abuse because we want to live in a country that holds public space for survivors to heal. We believe in creating a national monument because we want to live in a country that believes rape can end.

My proposal for a design for the rape monument: A granite version of this:

h/t: Kathy Shaidle

 

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