This was originally published on The Establishment on October 18, 2016.
TW: This essay discusses rape and the fervent protection of white males at all costs.
All in Sexism
It wasn't my fault. It was never my fault. It is always the fault of those who abuse and the ones who enable and protect them.
Put the fault firmly where it belongs: on the abusers.
At some point, some white people had my trust. Now, I'm not sure it can ever be earned.
2016 as been one hell of a year and this election cycle was the most openly racist that I've experienced in my lifetime and that's saying a lot. But here we are on election day and no matter what, we got some work to do.
Black people make up 13% of the population. We didn't make this mess.
Comic by Josette Souza. Published on Everyday Feminism.
This essay originally published on The Establishment on August 25, 2016. This was the week that she was viciously and relentlessly attacked by racists on Twitter. It was so cruel and dehumanizing, yet unsurprising because white men on the internet seem to relish being bottom feeders.
This was my response.
Do you read romance novels? This is why I had to stop.
Trigger Warning: Rape and Sexual Assault