In the women’s bathroom of my building, someone wrote:
"1 in 3 women at this university is sexually assaulted.
I am one.”
And someone else added “me, too.”
This is relatively new graffiti. It appeared in the last few months or maybe half a year. Over time, I have seen a “me three” appear and then a “me four.” As of this past Friday, eight women have anonymously disclosed their sexual assaults on that wall.
I think this is a lot of what happens - solitary, under florescent lights, young women scratch their pain onto steel walls, hoping to excise it from their skins, relieved and sickened they’re not completely alone.