To walk, or not to walk…that is the question women ask themselves when faced with a dark empty street
Photo: Patrik László
Photo: Patrik László
Photo: The Boston Public Library
I just talked to my granddaughter a little while ago. She said she’s afraid to go out alone. Everything she sees and hears, tells her more women are being raped, or murdered. Men are breaking into houses and not caring who sees them. She said, it’s terrible. So many women are afraid. No place is safe. She said she only goes out when her boyfriend is with her (they live together). She stopped swimming, taking walks or doing any of the things she loves to do.
It makes me sick. Really sick, to hear her say things like that. I’m SO enraged that women are forced, by evil and hateful men, to live like prisoners. Living in constant fear is unhealthy and it KILLS DREAMS. It literally kills females, of course, but no one really seems to care. If they cared, something would be done to STOP it from CONSTANTLY HAPPENING. Fear destroys their innocence, their trust, their freedom and their hopes and DREAMS. FEAR makes the lives of women SMALL.
There was NOTHING I could say to make her feel better without putting her in DANGER. I couldn’t tell her NOT TO BE AFRAID. I couldn’t tell her she would be OKAY. I couldn’t tell her that NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN TO HER. All I could tell her was that I understood and that all women live under the constant threat of violence.
I hate this. Everyone female alive should hate this and even those who are dead should hate this. And every single male, who is not violent and insane, should hate this as well.
This is the world we ALLOW to exist. This is the never ending war between women and men. This is the true and played out hatred of an entire gender, by the other half.
Photo: Jaqueline Fritz
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Photo: Anet Lusina
These are the stickers that are on all of the doors everywhere. As if they’ll actually DO anything at all.
we have to protect black lives
we have to protect women from violence
we have to protect children
we have to protect asian lives
we have to protect immigrants
we have to protect poor and hungry people
we have to protect the imprisoned
we have to protect ourselves from the police
we have to protect ourselves from our government
we have to protect animals
we have to protect the environment
WHO DON’T WE HAVE TO PROTECT
AND WHO ARE WE PROTECTING EVERYONE FROM
FROM PEOPLE WHO HATE
FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES
FROM THE RICH
FROM THE POWERFUL
FROM THE GREEDY
FROM EACH OTHER
THIS IS REAL INSANITY
WHO AND WHAT DON’T WE HAVE TO PROTECT
OTHER THAN RICH WHITE MALES
Photo: Jason Leung