Artworks Discussing Issues of Women Choosing Between Being Silent or Communicative in Abusive or Sexually Abusive Environments

Some artists speak when something close to them has been silenced.

Here are artworks discussing the complexities of being silent versus being communicative when living with an abusive or sexually abusive past or present:

“The Glass House” by Jeannette Walls

“Lucky” and “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold

(“The Lovely Bones” is supposedly set to be a major motion picture released in 2010 by “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson.)

“Bastard Out of Carolina” by Dorothy Allison

“Appetites,” “Pack of Two,” and “The Merry Recluse” by Caroline Knapp

“The Color Purple” by Alice Walker

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon

“Siolence:  Poets on Women, Violence & Silence” by Susan McMaster

“After Silence:  Rape & My Journey Back” by Nancy Venable Raine

“When Love Goes Wrong:  What to Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right” by Ann Jones

The movie “Children of a Lesser God”

The movie “The Accused”

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“Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.” 

     – from All Along the Watchtower, by Bob Dylan.

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