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Video: The Clothesline Project

Event organized by the Portland Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, featuring a large number of shirts decorated by female victims of abuse and rape. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.

The Clothesline Project

This local Clothesline Project, the 19th annual exhibition of this project in Portland Oregon, was exhibited on August 26th, the 90th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

Some of the victims were as young as 4 years old; other shirts said 10 years of age, and 12 years of age.
Some referred to sexual abuse and rape by family members. Another stated, "the only time I was ever accepted was when they could touch my body."
Another, "October 1, today I want to kill my dad."

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