Posted by: hellonhairylegs | December 2, 2008

What I Think About Every Remembrance Day

From Heart at Women’s Space.

I’ve wondered this before writing about vicious, horrific murders of other women: Where is our women’s memorial? Where is the monument memorializing the millions and billions of us raped, sexually assaulted, beaten, tortured, murdered because we were women and therefore vulnerable to the predations and violence of misogynist men?

I suspect there is no memorial because it would be too enormous, too immense, too vast a project to create any monument large enough to accommodate such a gigantic list of names. And I suspect there is no memorial because men, (and sadly, some women, too) would object to being reminded of precisely what men do to women in the world because we are women. I suspect men would not want to be reminded of how true it really is that women are a terrorized people and that our terrorizers are, overwhelmingingly, men.

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