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Rape Tree w/Explanation below, Copyright 2014 INST. (72x72 in., mixed media)

Rape tree

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Rape trees are trees or bushes that mark where sexual assaults have occurred by arranging the victim's undergarments on or around the trees branches or on the ground.[1] "Rape trees" are commonly and increasingly found along the United States and Mexico borders as illegal immigration grows.[2][3] Immigrant females are particularly at risk of being assaulted by the typically male "coyotes" that illegally guide them through the border area.[3][4][5] Violent crimes including rape are rarely reported as the victims fear they may be deported after coming forward. Women often seek out birth control methods to prevent pregnancy from anticipated sexual assaults.[5] The brazenly marked trees serve to intimidate both the illegal immigrants being guided, as well as local citizens, that the human traffickers are willing and able to commit horrific acts of violence to gain compliance from victims and deter potential witnesses or rescuers.[1][2]

Gary Walker, Installation Artist

Camera Maker:Canon
Camera Model:Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
Original Time Taken:2015:01:01 01:37:48
Shutter Speed:1/30 sec
ISO Sensitivity:250
Exposure Compensation:0 EV
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash Fired:No Flash
Focal Length:6.073 mm

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