apathy is unacceptable
|RANTINGS OF A RADICAL QUEER|
As women, we should not have to live our lives with this Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads as to whether or not our partner is going to be human or an animal. We shouldn’t have to try to not provoke. In some relationships, anything becomes a provocation—saying something, saying nothing, how you dress, how you act, how quickly you do or don’t answer the phone, your tone of voice, how you clean the house, how you drive the car, how you look someone in the eyes, how you avoid looking someone in the eyes. There’s always a finger on the trigger.
[…] I’m not trying to make any grand pronouncements about domestic violence. This is not an issue we can neatly intellectualize. Relationships are complicated. Shit happens. People fuck up. People endure. People hurt people. But, don’t think violence is acceptable. Don’t think there is any circumstance that justifies what Ray Rice did. Don’t think that if we’re all good girls, if we’re properly meek, if we don’t provoke our men, we’ll be safe. Good girls get hurt all the time.
We are not the problem."
Ugh. Extremely disappointed in the NFL, one of my favorite sports leagues. Ray Rice, a player on my hometown Baltimore Ravens, a team that I love...
I’ll keep repeating it until the end of forever: fuck ray rice
As women, we should not have to live our lives with this Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads as to whether or not our partner is going to be...”
Coffee is nasty as...