The Clothesline Project Comes to NDSU

* get help
* get out
*get a (better) life

by Jacqueline Dotzenrod – HPR Contributing Writer

Women of the Midwest fondly say “farewell” to those bygone days when prairie wives would haul water from the well, heat it over a fire and scrub their knuckles raw over a washboard to clean the laundry. But there is one aspect of this chore coming back into style – the clothesline.

This week at the North Dakota State University campus, the clothesline is serving a new role in giving students and faculty a chance to air out unpleasantness from their past. The Clothesline Project is a nationwide movement that began in 1990 as part of an annual “Take Back the Night” march and rally in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Since then, women have come forward to create shirts and the line continues to grow.

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