TARA SPIL ART
CLOSE YOUR LEGS
1 in 6 women in the United States are victims of attempted or completed rape
Close Your Legs is a visual representation of how many women in the United States are victims of attempted or completed sexual assault and/or rape. This painting is a grouping of 5,000 figures or marks. Of 5,000, the 833 dark purple women are victims. As recently as May 27, 2020, a judge in New Jersey, told a rape victim to ‘Close Your Legs’ when she was seeking a restraining order against her attacker.