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A writer lays down the complicated reality that victims of abuse live in, and how tired she is of living in it. Here's a great quote:
This chrome extension changes the word "Millennial" into "pesky whipper-snapper."We demonstrate so little empathy or kindness for women in abusive relationships. We don't want to hear real stories about what it's like endure such relationships. We don't want to hear how love and fear and pride and shame shape the decisions we make in abusive relationships. We don't want to hear the truth because it is too complicated. We leave these women with nowhere to go. We force them into silence and invisibility unless they make the choices we want them to make.In a perfect world, yes, a woman should leave an abusive relationship. She should have the emotional, physical, and financial means to do so. She should be supported by law enforcement and the justice system. She should receive counseling and emotional support. She should be given safe passage to a new life. The perfect world is made up of so much should.
People are helping Emily Sulkowicz, the woman carrying around the mattress she was raped on around campus until her attacker leaves, carry her literal and metaphoric burden. And it's goddamn beautiful.