The Biggest Issue We Aren't Talking About

by
Abby Zimet

Seeking to raise awareness of sexual violence in America, the Enliven Project has released a startling infographic on rape - the vast estimated numbers that occur, the few reported, the fewer still prosecuted, the even fewer that result in jail time, or, even rarer, turn out to be false accusations. There's been some debate about the methodology, but no one can dispute the basic, grisly truths revealed. To protest them, 600 guitarists gathered at a music festival in India last week to play Lennon's "Imagine" in hopes of one day making change. If they can, we can.

 

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