Stop talking about coat hangers and start talking about misoprostol
An American Woman’s Nightmare
This news completely ruined my day, which was already somber to begin with. I am sick and tired of women losing their rights in this country. We are no longer a democracy, and things will probably get worse before they get better.
If you’re celebrating today, I strongly suggest you rush to adopt one of the nearly half a million children currently in the foster care system. If you’re a man who is celebrating, please schedule your vasectomy immediately. Women should not shoulder the full blame for necessary abortions. I don’t know a single woman who has made this decision lightly, or as a method of “family planning”. Yes, I am furious and will forever be pro-choice. If you’re pro-life, I have no issue with you. I can respectfully agree to disagree.
Ladies, it’s time to burn this motherfucker to the ground!
No One Was Safe
There are many correlations between 1692 and 2022, in the sense that women are still treated similarly. Constantly being told we’re crazy, dramatic, or worse. You might not get hung or burned at the stake, but social media is always present to chew you up and spit you back out into nothingness. Keep that in mind.
This exhibit, which was based on historical facts, was also a tribute Alexander McQueen put together during his 2007 Paris Fashion Week show, in honor of Sarah How, a relative of his who was hung during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. There are other photos I will share of modern day “witches”, but ultimately, the exhibit made me angry. I see the connection clearly. We’ve come so far (as women), yet things can easily revert back to times of this nature. If you don’t see it; you’re blind. Worse? As you look at the historical facts, you have to question why this was pursued at all. To this day, people use the words, “witch hunt”, without understanding how derogatory it is because people lost their lives, and the phrase is also incorrect for the current state of being.
Stop making “High Maintenance” sound like a curse. Some women will ALWAYS be loyal beyond words when they are treated with the knowledge of their value. Not everyone wants a surface level relationship. Some of us know better and deserve better. Knowing your worth doesn’t mean you’re “high maintenance”. It simply means you’re not going to settle. That should be applauded, not frowned upon.
I’ve spent a lifetime trying to get doctors to believe my pain. It’s all too common for women.
Hysteria: Not so Historical
An important read.
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Congratulations on your new endeavor, hon! 💜
Angelina Jolie On Why The World Needs More Wicked Women
This is one of the best things I’ve read in months. 🖤
I feel incredibly blessed to have made friends through my writing from day one. If you are one of the people I have met along the way, thank you for being supportive of me and realizing we are not competition for one another, but supporters and strength during rough times.