Category Archives: abuse

Before Today

Today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I could write an impassioned defense of reproductive rights, but I won’t. My words would be hollow. Instead, I will share with you an article that I came across on my Facebook feed: Forced … Continue reading

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Those First Lonely Steps

The last few days haven’t exactly been kind to me. My anxiety has seemingly decided to come back with a vengeance; my own thoughts are my absolute worst enemies now. I can’t listen to the national news without wanting to … Continue reading

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It’s A Movement, All Right

You can guess which kind. Apparently, Skeptic magazine has collectively lost its damned mind; I’ll let you read the small takedown over at Pharyngula, because my brain is simply too tired and frustrated to deal with the shit. Because it’s shit and … Continue reading

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Caged Bird

I found this article a while ago, titled Nobody Would Have Been Surprised If I Had Died, it deals with one woman’s childhood and the domestic abuse her mother suffered from her stepfather. It’s a difficult piece to read, I’ll … Continue reading

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But He Wasn’t a Good Guy

I actually found this via my Twitter feed: I Didn’t Understand Consent Until My Boyfriend Repeatedly Raped Me. Again, it’s another one of those reads that is extremely difficult, due to the subject matter. But it is worth it. However, … Continue reading

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Fire and Rain

By now, you know about Senator Franken. You’ve probably heard his speech. It may have impressed you. It may have upset you. But the result is the same: he will be resigning his seat. Before you ask: I’m relieved. I … Continue reading

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Glass Rocks and Stone Houses

(I’m currently listening to the Cave Theme from Pokémon Sun and Moon. It’s very soothing, which is something I need right at this moment.) It happened today. Something that I feared would happen but had been hoping against hope that it … Continue reading

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