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“Where is the outrage? Where are the marches, the speeches? I know where the silence is. It is everywhere, and it is deafening.”
Dawn Wilcox, a school nurse from Plano, TX, says this quote in this article from The Atlantic. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, one in three American women experiences some form of intimate partner violence in her lifetime (source).
The Atlantic reports that since 1992, between 1,613 and 2,129 women have been murdered by men, and the majority of those were men that the women knew. Wilcox, a survivor of intimate partner violence, wants to remember these women as more than a grim statistic.
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