We will listen, however painful the hearing,
For still there are women the world over
being sold into slavery
treated as worthless
treated as refuse.
Until there is not one last woman remaining
Who is a victim of violence…
Listen, then, in sorrow.
Listen in anger.
Listen to the texts of terror.
And let us commit ourselves to working for a world
in which such deeds may never happen again.
Slee, Nicola. Praying like a woman.p36-37. London, SPCK. 2004.