All my life I've carried an awful lot of aggression in me. As a kid, it seeped into my bones, quietly rested within and often crawled out when a part of my memory was triggered.
They say, "women in my life are fierce" ; or "they're too much to be handled"
But how else would you know why, unless you've had someone angrily throw a shoe at you or called you a 'whore' for spitting out silence from between your teeth?
You see, abused women speak a language you cannot really fathom.
Yes, women in my life ARE fierce. As for me, I may even wanna beat the crap out of you if I see you slightly misbehaving with them (or with any woman for that matter); but women in my life are also sensitive and somehow sought to be respected for everytime they weren't!
A friend once told me that I get anxious too soon. That I'm often worrying about things that are trivial to others. But I won't blame her for not knowing why I get quiet these days or why exactly do I look so 'zoned out.' Or it may not be in her best interest to know, whatsoever..
But trust me as I say this- 'Abuse' (of whatever kind) is a totally different way of living!
It impacts you long after you've left the situation. And IT HAS impacted the women in my life (in ways you wouldn't even think of!)
So I'd like to make a humble request here- the next time you see a woman being abused/mistreated/belittled (in or outside your household), fuckin' grow some balls and stand up for her!!!
Do it for the mother who raised you or just do it for whomsoever. But do it.
I can't emphasize this enough. And I definitely couldn't have said it any better. But the next time you see it happening.. JUST DO IT.
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