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I don’t know how to tell you
That I
Am tired
Of talking.
Bone-weary and wild-eyed—
I am heavy in my own skin.
.
What they don’t tell you
About standing up for what you believe in
Is that your feet will bruise
And your legs will ache.
You will go sleepless
And hungry.
You will find yourself wading
Knee-deep
Through judgment and disdain.
They will try to push you down in the waters
And you will be afraid to drown.
.
You will not open your mouth.
You will not let the water in.
You will spit the poison out.
.
Your body will be crippled
With a thousand phantom aches and pains
Broken hearts like broken bones.
Your throat will be raw from screaming, even
(especially)
When no one hears you.
You will keep standing
Even when you want nothing more
Than to lay down
And sleep.
.
There are bags under my eyes.
There is sorrow festering between my ribs.
There is rage in my mouth.
I am not your wilting, fair-weather flower.
I am the marble statue pulled up from the ground.
.
I will not be moved.
—  Foundations, by Ashe Vernon

Seen on Facebook: “Just almost got t-boned by women who were pulling out of a parking lot, yada yada, typical women-can’t-drive bullshit.”

Response: “You should have beaten the shit out of her, fucking 19th amendment.”

You should have BEATEN THE SHIT OUT OF HER

BEATEN

THE

SHIT

OUT

OF

HER

FOR A MINOR LAPSE IN JUDGMENT WHILE DRIVING THAT DIDN’T ACTUALLY RESULT IN ANY DAMAGE

I don’t fucking care if this is a joke

These kinds of jokes need to stop happening

Fucking NOW