Speak Even LOUDER

Once again I am angered by the media headlines from today in Halifax.

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Add that to the Canadian Judge who questioned a sexual assault victim about keeping her knees together.

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For every 1,000 sexual assaults, only 33 are reported; of these, 12 result in charges and six go to trial, where only 45 % result in conviction.

Countless sexual assault survivors are put on trial, their characters questioned and made to re-live the assault over again in court.  Court cases are dismissed and the violent offenders are acquitted.

Sexual assault victims should be thought of as survivors, because they are strong and courageous. Believing survivors lets them know that they are supported and that others may have been in the same situation. They are not alone.  There is hope.

If anything, this is a reason for all of us to speak even louder. (Statement by the victim SURVIVOR in the Brock Turner case)

I made this quilt to bring awareness to survivors- here are some comments about it hanging at QuiltCon in Savannah.  I hope it got a lot of people talking!  I love the hashtags added to the comments!

 

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