I know that people love to believe that violence against women isn’t an American problem & most of the International Women’s Day posts I’ve seen focus on “developing countries” and how they treat women so badly. But if you’re paying attention to what American women of color are saying about issues such as partner abuse, street harassment, rape culture and the lack of institutional support when we do stand up (Marissa Alexander) it couldn’t be more clear that patriarchy and misogyny has done as much damage here as abroad.
Even within our own homes we aren’t safe:
- An estimated 29.1% of Black American females are victimized by intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
- 41% of API respondents reported experiencing DV (physical and/or sexual) during their lifetimes.
- 23.4% Latinas are victimized by intimate partner violence.
- 37.5% of Native American/Alaskan Indian women are victimized by intimate partner violence in a lifetime.
When I got these messages I nearly cried because I felt so bad for her.
And people still wonder why I’m very Anti-Brony.
Its seriously shit like this that makes me want to vomit every time I see a Brony related thing.
Because, Bronies have no fucking feels for people other than themselves and their precious ‘fandom’.
Seriously, FUCK BRONIES.
This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.
In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.