On Monday October 3rd, up to 100,000 women took the day off work and school and dressed in all black to take part in a pro-choice march that organizers called “Black Monday.”
One day you will want to remember the sound of my voice but I will have happily forgotten yours.
“the woman is rain,
and when she falls,
she is a monsoon.
to love her is to drown.”
We thought our love song would play forever. But somewhere along the line, the lyrics lost their meaning and the song changed.
Stop remembering them as the hero you created in your mind. Remember them as the one who broke your heart.
Shouldn’t our automatic response as a society be to commend and praise the young woman for defending herself against a predator? Shouldn’t the headlines say more about how a random man grabbed her and how THIS behaviour is unacceptable?
“this is your becoming.
you are allowed to
take up all the space
“Dear President Obama, remember the boy who was picked up by the ambulance in Syria? Can you please go get him and bring him to (my home?) Park in the driveway or the street and we will be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother.”
“You do not get to harass me, or any other woman, because you think you pay our bills. You don’t bro, I DO.”
A judge in Canada is facing removal from the bench due to his conduct during a rape case when he asked a 19-year-old survivor why she couldn’t “just keep her knees together.”