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Arguing, Clothes, and Girls: Trial Begins For Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend's Son 'Because He Thought He Was Gay' Qballeralert Trial Begins For Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend's Son 'Because He Thought He Was Gay' - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The trial of Isauro Aguirre, the 37-year-old who is charged with murder for torturing and killing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, has begun in LosAngeles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aguirre is accused of dousing GabrielFernandez in pepper spray, biting him, forcing him to eat his own vomit and feces, burning him with cigarettes, starving him, shooting him with a BB gun and beating him, alongside Gabriel's mother Pearl Fernandez. Prosecutors argue that Aguirre, who also reportedly made Gabriel wear girls clothes to school, abused the boy over an 8-month period because he thought he was gay. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First responders found Gabriel gagged and restrained in a cabinet in his Palmdale, California home on May 22, 2013. He was taken off life support two days later after doctors determined he had no brain activity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Defense attorneys acknowledge that Aguirre tortured Gabriel, but insisted the death was accidental and that the abuse only happened after the boy told his mom to leave Aguirre, propelling him into a violent rage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fernandez has also been charged with capital murder and will be tried separately. If convicted, they face the death penalty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Four Los Angeles County social workers who were assigned to Gabriel's case also face child abuse charges, and charges for falsifying public records.
Arguing, Clothes, and Girls: Trial Begins For Man Accused of Murdering
 Girlfriend's Son 'Because He Thought He
 Was Gay'
 Qballeralert
Trial Begins For Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend's Son 'Because He Thought He Was Gay' - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The trial of Isauro Aguirre, the 37-year-old who is charged with murder for torturing and killing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, has begun in LosAngeles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aguirre is accused of dousing GabrielFernandez in pepper spray, biting him, forcing him to eat his own vomit and feces, burning him with cigarettes, starving him, shooting him with a BB gun and beating him, alongside Gabriel's mother Pearl Fernandez. Prosecutors argue that Aguirre, who also reportedly made Gabriel wear girls clothes to school, abused the boy over an 8-month period because he thought he was gay. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First responders found Gabriel gagged and restrained in a cabinet in his Palmdale, California home on May 22, 2013. He was taken off life support two days later after doctors determined he had no brain activity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Defense attorneys acknowledge that Aguirre tortured Gabriel, but insisted the death was accidental and that the abuse only happened after the boy told his mom to leave Aguirre, propelling him into a violent rage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fernandez has also been charged with capital murder and will be tried separately. If convicted, they face the death penalty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Four Los Angeles County social workers who were assigned to Gabriel's case also face child abuse charges, and charges for falsifying public records.

Trial Begins For Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend's Son 'Because He Thought He Was Gay' - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The trial...

Friday, Hillary Clinton, and Internet: Has Melania Trump Been Using A Body Double to Skip Appearances With Trump? @balleralert BuyLegalMeds.com @JoeVargas Let me save you some time from looking it up. It's not her. Has Melania Trump Been Using A Body Double to Skip Appearances With Trump?– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The latest conspiracy theory to hit the Internet features a presidential body double. On Friday, Trump spoke to reporters to address the media about hurricane relief for Puerto Rico and a nuclear deal with Iran. In the video, Trump mentions his wife in a way that has conspiracy theorists in a frenzy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here,” he said of the woman, who many now believe is a stand in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Twitter users pulled old photos of Melania and posted them next to the image of the woman in the video, prompting many to conclude that the two women are not the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This is not Melania. To think they would go this far & try to make us think its her on TV is mind blowing. Makes me wonder what else is a lie,” Joe Vargas wrote on Twitter, adding that he didn’t notice at first but Trump’s statement made him want to investigate further. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Joe’s tweet received over 4,000 retweets and likes in 12 hours and continues to spread, with users responding with theories of their own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s her stunt double who sleeps with him. [Melania] just collects her funds,” one user wrote. “Is It me or does Melania appear to be a man in drag here with a wig and large sunglasses on. Can only assume she left trump weeks ago and he hasn’t yet found a way of saying he’s done a great job on the divorce…I have the best divorce lawyers THE BEST,” another said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this isn’t the first time a woman in politics has been accused of using body doubles. Last year, Hillarysbodydouble began trending online after Hillary Clinton was accused of using a body double. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you think?
Friday, Hillary Clinton, and Internet: Has Melania Trump Been Using A Body
 Double to Skip Appearances With Trump?
 @balleralert
 BuyLegalMeds.com
 @JoeVargas
 Let me save you some time from looking
 it up. It's not her.
Has Melania Trump Been Using A Body Double to Skip Appearances With Trump?– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The latest conspiracy theory to hit the Internet features a presidential body double. On Friday, Trump spoke to reporters to address the media about hurricane relief for Puerto Rico and a nuclear deal with Iran. In the video, Trump mentions his wife in a way that has conspiracy theorists in a frenzy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here,” he said of the woman, who many now believe is a stand in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Twitter users pulled old photos of Melania and posted them next to the image of the woman in the video, prompting many to conclude that the two women are not the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This is not Melania. To think they would go this far & try to make us think its her on TV is mind blowing. Makes me wonder what else is a lie,” Joe Vargas wrote on Twitter, adding that he didn’t notice at first but Trump’s statement made him want to investigate further. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Joe’s tweet received over 4,000 retweets and likes in 12 hours and continues to spread, with users responding with theories of their own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s her stunt double who sleeps with him. [Melania] just collects her funds,” one user wrote. “Is It me or does Melania appear to be a man in drag here with a wig and large sunglasses on. Can only assume she left trump weeks ago and he hasn’t yet found a way of saying he’s done a great job on the divorce…I have the best divorce lawyers THE BEST,” another said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this isn’t the first time a woman in politics has been accused of using body doubles. Last year, Hillarysbodydouble began trending online after Hillary Clinton was accused of using a body double. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you think?

Has Melania Trump Been Using A Body Double to Skip Appearances With Trump?– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The latest conspiracy theor...

Best Friend, Bless Up, and College: You can see the meaning of the universe in those two eyes. So my lil homegirl sent me a link to this coffee made by Dark Matter that’s called Unicorn Blood. Tried it. Not gon lie, delicious. But Unicorn Blood? Y’all doin too much. U coffee roasters Bruv a lot of y’all getting real comfortable selling good (but not life changing) coffee for $15.99 a bag and I’m thinking I might come for y’all. Coffee is my thing and if I had the time and the roasting equipment, I could stomp y’all out completely. And I know what I’d name my coffee blend, too: Mermaid Period. Y’all think Unicorn Blood is rare? Y’all ain’t seen rare. First of all a Unicorn is just a horse with a horn. That sh!t low key basic. A good plastic surgeon could make one. If a plastic surgeon could make the Kardashians Black bruv? He could throw a horn on a horse nah that’s basic. Mermaids? Bruv that’s half woman half fish. Up top she a sexy, comely ginger with seashells on her Tetas. Waist down? All flipper. Where’s the Punani? Exactly. Even if a mermaid had a Punani (which she can’t because issa flipper), would she even have a period? How? Do she wear faded, washed 7,000 times, soft-as-silk (😍) Period panty granny panties over her flipper? Or do she just freeball it bleeding out her sweet, precious, mythical, menstrual magnificence into the ocean with reckless abandon so that if a random scuba diver named Aiden from Newport Beach with floopy blond hair is swimming by and perchance catches a glorious taste, his heart explodes with love and affection and his head pops off his body and his scuba diving companion William is at his funeral just like “I know y’all will never believe me because I used to drop acid when I attended college but my best friend died after inhaling Mermaid Period then his head popped off his body and a shark ate it good night 😢.” Bam. Straight like that. It will be beautifully rich, reddish in color, deliciously fragrant, and invigorating - just like regular Period (But I’ll call it Mermaid Period because y’all love it when these beverage companies are extra 🤗). Coming to your grocery aisle fall 2018. Starbucks, Peet’s and Dark Matter - y’all on notice. Bless up 🤗😂😂😂
Best Friend, Bless Up, and College: You can see the meaning
 of the universe in those
 two eyes.
So my lil homegirl sent me a link to this coffee made by Dark Matter that’s called Unicorn Blood. Tried it. Not gon lie, delicious. But Unicorn Blood? Y’all doin too much. U coffee roasters Bruv a lot of y’all getting real comfortable selling good (but not life changing) coffee for $15.99 a bag and I’m thinking I might come for y’all. Coffee is my thing and if I had the time and the roasting equipment, I could stomp y’all out completely. And I know what I’d name my coffee blend, too: Mermaid Period. Y’all think Unicorn Blood is rare? Y’all ain’t seen rare. First of all a Unicorn is just a horse with a horn. That sh!t low key basic. A good plastic surgeon could make one. If a plastic surgeon could make the Kardashians Black bruv? He could throw a horn on a horse nah that’s basic. Mermaids? Bruv that’s half woman half fish. Up top she a sexy, comely ginger with seashells on her Tetas. Waist down? All flipper. Where’s the Punani? Exactly. Even if a mermaid had a Punani (which she can’t because issa flipper), would she even have a period? How? Do she wear faded, washed 7,000 times, soft-as-silk (😍) Period panty granny panties over her flipper? Or do she just freeball it bleeding out her sweet, precious, mythical, menstrual magnificence into the ocean with reckless abandon so that if a random scuba diver named Aiden from Newport Beach with floopy blond hair is swimming by and perchance catches a glorious taste, his heart explodes with love and affection and his head pops off his body and his scuba diving companion William is at his funeral just like “I know y’all will never believe me because I used to drop acid when I attended college but my best friend died after inhaling Mermaid Period then his head popped off his body and a shark ate it good night 😢.” Bam. Straight like that. It will be beautifully rich, reddish in color, deliciously fragrant, and invigorating - just like regular Period (But I’ll call it Mermaid Period because y’all love it when these beverage companies are extra 🤗). Coming to your grocery aisle fall 2018. Starbucks, Peet’s and Dark Matter - y’all on notice. Bless up 🤗😂😂😂

So my lil homegirl sent me a link to this coffee made by Dark Matter that’s called Unicorn Blood. Tried it. Not gon lie, delicious. But Unic...

Anaconda, Bitch, and Clothes: tooiconic Shaving is part of the patriarchy!!! No woman does it for herselfl! screams the girl who grows three thin little blonde hairs, who isnt burdened by ingrown hairs and constantly feeling itchy when she doesn't shave. respectthefemalebody You won't feel itchy once it gets long enough. And I mean, shaving is Women have been shaving our legs less than 100 years. It started as a gimmick for razor companies to sell their products to women while men were fighting ww2 Have you ever even seen what your natural adult leg hair looks like fully grown? What, do you think women are born with a gene that compels us to shave? tooiconic Hi, you don't know my body better than I do I had fully grown leg hair and all over body hair by 11 years old and I was an itchy, miserable mess. The leg hair in particular would touch my sheets, even my own clothes, and make me so itchy that I couldn't sleep anymore. The same thing with my pubic hair and leg hair still happens as an adult even after not shaving for about 5 days. Shut the hell up with this patriarchy bullshit respectthefemalebody Why do you think more women shave their legs than men? What do you think the word patriarchy means? Dont know why youre bothering. She acts personally attacked by every little thing feminists do, lol. She fails to even realise that no one would have a problem with "thick black hairs" if razor companies hadnt made women their target buyers. tooiconic ?77??? Did you just say that some women have thick leg because of razors??? I'm Italian. Italians have thick hair. What part of "l was tchy and horribly uncomfortable by age 11 didn't you understand? Please tell me you're not one of those people who thinks shaving makes your hair thicker. Please. Im saying u wouldnt be insecure about it if women shaving was never a thing to begin with tooiconic Where did I say I was insecure? I started shaving because I was ITCHY. What part of that is confusing? You think your itchy but its your mind tricking you, due to insecurities. spookysugarr Holy shit @tooiconic this bitch thinks she knows more about your body than you do Im a psychiatrist, shes likely suffering from ocd, anxiety disorder & mild Schizophrenia Also are u her personal white knight, every time someone disagrees with her ur here taking her hot loads to prove ur devotion spookysugarr Dude, you're not her doctor And no, but thinking just because you have a profession you know what's going on with people's body's from a Tumblr post, really? spookysugarr Help her what? You don't know if she's already talked about this with her own doctor or therapist or physiatrist or whatever, you can't just go diagnosing people like that on the internet. People self diagnose all the time and that's dangerous I don't know why it's so hard to believe you can feel itchy with hair on your body? That's my top reason to shave tbh @tooiconic message me and we will work through your phobia of leg hair, together. anti-sjw-rebel She doesn't have a phobia of leg hair. She shaves because it makes her uncomfortable and itchy Quit trollin dude. What she does with her hair is her own business not yours figgernaggotlove Some people don't realise they need help until it's too late tooiconic Please don't give this idiot anymore attention Shaving your leg hair is not only oppressive, but a sign of mental illness. I should know, I'm a random guy on the internet.
Anaconda, Bitch, and Clothes: tooiconic
 Shaving is part of the patriarchy!!! No woman does it for herselfl!
 screams the girl who grows three thin little blonde hairs, who isnt
 burdened by ingrown hairs and constantly feeling itchy when she
 doesn't shave.
 respectthefemalebody
 You won't feel itchy once it gets long enough. And I mean, shaving is
 Women have been shaving our legs
 less than 100 years. It started as a gimmick for razor companies to
 sell their products to women while men were fighting ww2
 Have you ever even seen what your natural adult leg hair looks like
 fully grown?
 What, do you think women are born with a gene that compels us to
 shave?
 tooiconic
 Hi, you don't know my body better than I do
 I had fully grown leg hair and all over body hair by 11 years old and I
 was an itchy, miserable mess. The leg hair in particular would touch
 my sheets, even my own clothes, and make me so itchy that I
 couldn't sleep anymore. The same thing with my pubic hair and leg
 hair still happens as an adult even after not shaving for about 5 days.
 Shut the hell up with this patriarchy bullshit

 respectthefemalebody
 Why do you think more women shave their legs than men?
 What do you think the word patriarchy means?
 Dont know why youre bothering. She acts personally attacked by
 every little thing feminists do, lol. She fails to even realise that no one
 would have a problem with "thick black hairs" if razor companies
 hadnt made
 women their target buyers.
 tooiconic
 ?77???
 Did you just say that some women have thick leg because of
 razors??? I'm Italian. Italians have thick hair. What part of "l was
 tchy and horribly uncomfortable by age 11 didn't you understand?
 Please tell me you're not one of those people who thinks shaving
 makes your hair thicker. Please.
 Im saying u wouldnt be insecure about it if women shaving was
 never a thing to begin with

 tooiconic
 Where did I say I was insecure? I started shaving because I was
 ITCHY. What part of that is confusing?
 You think your itchy but its your mind tricking you, due to insecurities.
 spookysugarr
 Holy shit @tooiconic this bitch thinks she knows more about your
 body than you do
 Im a psychiatrist, shes likely suffering from ocd, anxiety disorder &
 mild Schizophrenia
 Also are u her personal white knight, every time someone disagrees
 with her ur here taking her hot loads to prove ur devotion
 spookysugarr
 Dude, you're not her doctor
 And no, but thinking just because you have a profession you know
 what's going on with people's body's from a Tumblr post, really?

 spookysugarr
 Help her what? You don't know if she's already talked about this with
 her own doctor or therapist or physiatrist or whatever, you can't just
 go diagnosing people like that on the internet. People self diagnose
 all the time and that's dangerous
 I don't know why it's so hard to believe you can feel itchy with hair on
 your body? That's my top reason to shave tbh
 @tooiconic message me and we will work through your phobia of leg
 hair, together.
 anti-sjw-rebel
 She doesn't have a phobia of leg hair. She shaves because it makes
 her uncomfortable and itchy
 Quit trollin dude.
 What she does with her hair is her own business not yours

 figgernaggotlove
 Some people don't realise they need help until it's too late
 tooiconic
 Please don't give this idiot anymore attention
Shaving your leg hair is not only oppressive, but a sign of mental illness. I should know, I'm a random guy on the internet.

Shaving your leg hair is not only oppressive, but a sign of mental illness. I should know, I'm a random guy on the internet.

Anaconda, Billboard, and Facts: nickiminaj I see ppl remixing my words so let me post "exactly" what I said for the intelligent ones in the back Now, if you can find the part where I said "l made female rappers mainstream", I'll give you $100,000.00. blogs & tv shows don't care to do actual research these days, they only care about what grabs your attention. at anyone's expense Imagine me saying I made female rappers mainstream when there were so many women who already had platinum albums under their belts. Lauryn sold 10 million off one album, Eve had platinum singles w/Alicia, Gwen Stefani, her own tv show & clothing line. It doesn't get more mainstream/ pop than Missy's biggest singles. Foxy&Kim had platinum albums & shaped the sound of NY female rappers, Latifah had her own sitcom, Trina was on billboard with hits, etc- I appreciate the love but I never said that.ガ20潍now what I DID say is right here for anyone w/their own brain to decipher words on their own. I know it's hard in the social media band wagon era, but try. It's fun. . When I came out, there had been a drought of a few years where NO female rap album had gone platinum, females weren't getting budgets, the industry did NOT believe in the female rapper anymore. They had stopped generating MONEY for labels. Ask any rap historian or just anyone with a brain. These are facts and nothing but the facts. So l "REINTRODUCED" the "successful" female rapper back to POP CULTURE. Showed big business we were major players in the game just like the boys were. V ソ@ love you guys for holding me down but what's true is true & whats not is just simply not. ︶ update your blogs & tv shows with what I actually said please G9(ヴ. I can't believe this lil interview made it to tv. Haha. See u guys on tour next year. I got a cpl BIG surprises. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! ERTCOM From the desk of NickiMinaj (swipe)
Anaconda, Billboard, and Facts: nickiminaj I see ppl remixing my words so let me post
 "exactly" what I said for the intelligent ones in the back
 Now, if you can find the part where I said "l made female
 rappers mainstream", I'll give you $100,000.00. blogs &
 tv shows don't care to do actual research these days, they
 only care about what grabs your attention. at anyone's
 expense
 Imagine me saying I made female rappers mainstream when
 there were so many women who already had platinum
 albums under their belts. Lauryn sold 10 million off one
 album, Eve had platinum singles w/Alicia, Gwen Stefani, her
 own tv show & clothing line. It doesn't get more mainstream/
 pop than Missy's biggest singles. Foxy&Kim had platinum
 albums & shaped the sound of NY female rappers, Latifah
 had her own sitcom, Trina was on billboard with hits, etc-
 I appreciate the love but I never said that.ガ20潍now
 what I DID say is right here for anyone w/their own brain to
 decipher words on their own. I know it's hard in the social
 media band wagon era, but try. It's fun. . When I came
 out, there had been a drought of a few years where NO
 female rap album had gone platinum, females weren't
 getting budgets, the industry did NOT believe in the female
 rapper anymore. They had stopped generating MONEY for
 labels. Ask any rap historian or just anyone with a brain.
 These are facts and nothing but the facts. So l
 "REINTRODUCED" the "successful" female rapper back to
 POP CULTURE. Showed big business we were major players
 in the game just like the boys were. V ソ@ love you guys
 for holding me down but what's true is true & whats not is
 just simply not. ︶ update your blogs & tv shows with what I
 actually said please G9(ヴ. I can't believe this lil interview
 made it to tv. Haha. See u guys on tour next year. I got a cpl
 BIG surprises. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
 ERTCOM
From the desk of NickiMinaj (swipe)

From the desk of NickiMinaj (swipe)

Bad, Bitch, and Friends: Lara Witt @Femmefeministe We shouldn't have to out ourselves as survivors in order for people to grasp the magnitude of how systemic assault & harassment are. #MeToo 10/15/17, 7:07 PM This is not to say that MeToo is a bad thing at all; just that, once again, the burden falls on the oppressed group (people who have been assaulted-harassed) to appeal to the moral sense of their oppressors. @femmefeministe explains, "Each time I pour my soul into a piece about assault, I draw out words and put them together with the hope that someone will feel connected or some sense of solidarity. I write for victims, but I also write for those who don’t know what it’s like, I have written with the hope that those of you who have never felt themselves shredded and stripped of their autonomy will hear us and fight alongside us because we need more people to stand up against rape culture. We march, we carry signs, we hold hands, we cry, we scream — but who’s listening? Sometimes it feels as if no matter how many times we write our stories, no matter how many statistics we show you, you don’t really care. For a moment you ingest our pain; you read details and see flashes of images pushed into the sentences we stitch together. Perhaps you almost feel a sense of revulsion, or even guilt. You think we were raped by monsters, but the people in our nightmares are people like your fathers, your brothers, your friends... How many stories will we have to write for you to care? Or have you read too many of our horrors? Are you desensitized now? Your friend made a rape joke, but hey, he’s a good guy. Right? I won’t tell you about the person who destroyed me. I won’t tell you about the scars. I won’t tell you about the night terrors or the depression or the anxiety or loneliness — because, to you, I’m just another bitch who was probably asking for it. I’m a statistic you will forget, these words of mine, you will forget but I will go back to bed and not have the luxury of forgetting. I am tired of proving to you just how difficult it is to recover. I cannot do that labor anymore. The numbers are out there for you to research: the essays, the songs, the art and the speeches are there for you to absorb and carry within your heart so that perhaps one day you can find the time to actually help us dismantle rape culture.”
Bad, Bitch, and Friends: Lara Witt
 @Femmefeministe
 We shouldn't have to out
 ourselves as survivors in order
 for people to grasp the
 magnitude of how systemic
 assault & harassment are.
 #MeToo
 10/15/17, 7:07 PM
This is not to say that MeToo is a bad thing at all; just that, once again, the burden falls on the oppressed group (people who have been assaulted-harassed) to appeal to the moral sense of their oppressors. @femmefeministe explains, "Each time I pour my soul into a piece about assault, I draw out words and put them together with the hope that someone will feel connected or some sense of solidarity. I write for victims, but I also write for those who don’t know what it’s like, I have written with the hope that those of you who have never felt themselves shredded and stripped of their autonomy will hear us and fight alongside us because we need more people to stand up against rape culture. We march, we carry signs, we hold hands, we cry, we scream — but who’s listening? Sometimes it feels as if no matter how many times we write our stories, no matter how many statistics we show you, you don’t really care. For a moment you ingest our pain; you read details and see flashes of images pushed into the sentences we stitch together. Perhaps you almost feel a sense of revulsion, or even guilt. You think we were raped by monsters, but the people in our nightmares are people like your fathers, your brothers, your friends... How many stories will we have to write for you to care? Or have you read too many of our horrors? Are you desensitized now? Your friend made a rape joke, but hey, he’s a good guy. Right? I won’t tell you about the person who destroyed me. I won’t tell you about the scars. I won’t tell you about the night terrors or the depression or the anxiety or loneliness — because, to you, I’m just another bitch who was probably asking for it. I’m a statistic you will forget, these words of mine, you will forget but I will go back to bed and not have the luxury of forgetting. I am tired of proving to you just how difficult it is to recover. I cannot do that labor anymore. The numbers are out there for you to research: the essays, the songs, the art and the speeches are there for you to absorb and carry within your heart so that perhaps one day you can find the time to actually help us dismantle rape culture.”

This is not to say that MeToo is a bad thing at all; just that, once again, the burden falls on the oppressed group (people who have been as...