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19 #WhyIStayed tweets everyone needs to see

While many cheered the NFL’s move to (finally) punish Rice’s vicious behavior, too many media outlets immediately fell into a tired pattern of victim blaming. 

Writer Beverly Gooden had heard enough. “I was watching the responses to the TMZ on my timeline, and I noticed a trend. People were asking ‘why did she marry him?’ and ‘why didn’t she leave him,’” Gooden told Mic. “When I saw those tweets, my first reaction was shame. The same shame that I felt back when I was in a violent marriage. It’s a sort of guilt that would make me crawl into a shell and remain silent. But today, for a reason I can’t explain, I’d had enough. I knew I had an answer to everyone’s question of why victims of violence stay. I can’t speak for Janay Rice, I can only speak for me.”

Gooden decided to change the conversation. Follow micdotcom

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apollofastingdionysusdrunk:

I’m quite a calm person, but if someone mentions musicals it’s like bam ONE DAY MORE TO REVOLUTION I THINK IT’S TIME TO TRY DEFYING GRAVITY TWO BY TWO NOW IT’S TIME TO GO NOW IS THE TIME TO SEIZE THE DAY TAKE ME OR LEAVE ME MORNING GLOW IS HERE AT LAST TONIGHT TONIGHT THERE’S ONLY YOU TONIGHT WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN WILL YOU BRING ME TO LIGHT