I imagine women facing sexual harassment and abuse on a regular basis must be left feeling emotionally like a deer killed by wolves, left for scavengers and forgotten. This painting is an expression of empathy. Magpies, the birds in this painting, are scavengers that feed on predators' kills. They are also symbolic birds to many cultures. Some western Native American tribes believed magpies were messengers of danger, and came to take up their cause in times of trouble. The birds in this painting are messengers of danger to those who abuse and disrespect women.