The Silent Woman

Silence is not so golden where sexual assault is concerned, so why don’t women speak? Sex is the most personal act….and the most difficult to explain in terms of feelings. Memory is a hard master to those who have been assaulted. It teases and frightens. We are asked what we were wearing, what we drank, whether we had consensual sex with others. In other words we are raped by the questions. When a woman is silent she is not thinking that silence is golden. She is thinking it is a
muzzle that society puts there.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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