Sciencewomen

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgWe’re now at the end of the month of June, which Sheril inspired many of us to think about violence towards women and girls. We have had a few posts on the subject this month, but I can’t help but think about all the stories that will never be voiced, all the violent men who will never be held accountable for their violence, all the girls and women whose terror and pain will never be healed.

If you would, I’d like to invite you to share in the comments to this post the first name (or a nickname) of a girl or woman who you know who has been abused. It could be the name of a friend, family member, or colleague, or a stranger you read about in the newspaper. You don’t have to sign your name. It doesn’t have to be as violent abuse as that talked about in Kristof’s posts. But let’s “speak” the names of some people whose stories should not be forgotten.

Thanks for helping remember them.

Comments

  1. Sarah

  2. #2 Grad student
    June 29, 2009

    Me.

  3. #3 Stella
    June 29, 2009

    Addie

  4. #4 Sheril R. Kirshenbaum
    June 29, 2009

    Jess

  5. #5 ScienceWoman
    June 29, 2009

    GoatMama.
    ScienceGrandma.
    Me.

  6. #6 Biology teacher
    June 29, 2009

    Toddler me.

  7. #7 Academic
    June 29, 2009

    Emily.

  8. #8 Anonymous
    June 29, 2009

    My Mother

  9. #9 fia
    June 29, 2009

    my friend

  10. #10 Susannah
    June 29, 2009

    Me
    Jay
    “Polly”
    Hope
    Bev
    Irma
    Denise
    Sondra
    Ruby
    Ruth

  11. #11 Katherine
    June 29, 2009

    Me
    Rachel
    Toni

  12. #12 Jane
    June 29, 2009

    Sue
    My mom
    Me

  13. #13 Scicurious
    June 29, 2009

    Megan
    Sue
    Hillary
    Meg
    Kristy

  14. #14 Cathe
    June 30, 2009

    Me

  15. #15 post-doc
    June 30, 2009

    young family member
    colleague-friend
    “v.v.”, a good friend
    an ex-boyfriend

  16. #16 Mara
    June 30, 2009

    J-squared
    Jo’s daughter

  17. #17 Erinna
    June 30, 2009

    Me
    My sister
    My mother
    My grandmother
    Angie
    Helen
    Sheree
    Jane

  18. #18 DanteDeo
    June 30, 2009

    Me
    My mother
    Jade
    BT
    Angela
    Rachael
    Kath
    :(

  19. #19 ktbug ladydid
    July 2, 2009

    Jennie.
    Laura.
    Pat.
    John.
    me.