Rebecca Nagle

Rebecca Nagle

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FORCE memorializes survivors of sexual violence in Washington, DC. Photo By: Casey McKeel

This past year, rape has dominated the headlines. From front-page coverage of the Penn State trials to Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment to international outcry about gang rape in India to national focus on Steubenville, talking about rape—a long-silenced topic—is finally a mainstream conversation. We are in a unique cultural moment where the ever-present epidemic of sexual violence is being recognized.

We Need a National Monument to Survivors of Sexual Violence