I want to call your attention, especially those of you who are women of color, to the work of Document The Silence. They are collecting and sharing the stories of silence around violence committed against women of color.
I applaud this effort and admit that for a long time I didn't notice that women of color were at a greater risk of being victimized and at a greater risk of having that victimization ignored.
Their first call to action is to: Wear RED on October, 31, 2007.
The only upside of the number of us who have been victims is that if each of us does something small and helps highlight what someone different from us is doing, we can do something earthshaking.
We need to be as vocal as those who say most rapists shouldn't be convicted.