This. This this this.
Also, this + legislative actions that curtail my human rights and demean my worth as a human being.
But you know, no biggie right? Just get over it!
I have wanted to say this for so long. thank you for giving me the words.
Agreed. Thank you for putting words to this.
When I consider it, I have, to whatever degree that one can, let go of the violent acts done to my body. It was a long time ago, and with a lot of work I found my own peace.
What I am not at peace with are “the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man.” My fucking gods, no, I am not at peace.
Nor am I at peace with the way my country - its legislators, its so-called leaders - betrays me as a woman, as a mother, and as a human being.
And every time one of these things takes place: the rape joke; some old white man deciding that he thinks he knows something about women’s bodies and how they should be regulated; the characterization of women as drama queens; the prolonged stares; etc., I am reminded of the physical violence and humiliations that I have suffered.