Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Safe And Sound: A Benefit In Response To The Brookline Clinic Violence
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
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I wish they never had to make this album
Edward Rogers | Taunton, MA United States | 11/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On December 30, 1994 John C. Salvi III made attacks on two women's health clincs in Brookline, MA shooting seven and killing Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols, two receptionists who worked for the clinics. Even as a thirteen year old at the time I knew this was a tragedy beyond words. It was in response to this that a few local musicians got together to stage some benefit concerts to raise awareness of reproductive rights. The concerts were an overwhelming success and recieved coverage from local 'zines to major outlets like Billboard Magazine and MTV. This album brings together many of the acts that performed at the concerts and a few others with Pro-Choice leanings. It is a fantastic album featuring some of Boston's best acts, some very well known and some unfamiliar to the rest of the country. No matter how great the album may be I'm sure everyone involved would give everything to be able to prevent what happened to Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols, not to mention the 3,631 women killed in 1996 alone, the 1.3 million women who were physically assaulted and the approximately 200,000 women who were raped by a current or former intimate partner. These numbers are from 1996 and one can only speculate that this number has gone up in the time between then and now. So get the album and rock out but remember the reason this album came into existance and take a stance against violence to women. Sign a petition, take part in a march, sing a song, do something to change these numbers. We can and will make a difference."