Men had no problem violating women’s bodies while they had on corsets, petticoats and farthingales, so what the fuck makes you think a short skirt has anything to do with it?
Men also have no problem violating women’s bodies while they wear a niqab, hijab and burqa, some of the most covered form of clothing. So basically, what the fuck makes you think clothes have anything to do with it?
June 1987, Madonna was rushed to the Cedars Sinai hospital for an X-ray after her then-husband—Sean Penn hit her across the head with a baseball bat. At the time, they had been having a heart-to-heart talk about reconciling.
Madonna did not make an official complaint because Penn was about to serve a short jail term for attacking a film extra and violating the probation he’d been given for punching a fan. It was a decision she would come to regret. In the late afternoon of December 28, 1988, Penn scaled the wall surrounding the Malibu house and found Madonna alone in the master bedroom.
According to a report filed by Madonna with the Malibu sheriff’s office, the two began to quarrel. Penn told her he owned her “lock, stock and barrel”. When she told him she was leaving the house, he tried to bind her hands with an electric cord. Screaming and afraid, Madonna fled from the bedroom. Penn chased her into the living room, caught her and bound her to a chair with heavy twine. Then he threatened to shave her hair. Penn was “drinking liquor straight from the bottle” and the abuse went on for nine hours, during which he smacked and forced Madonna to perform a “degrading sex act” on him.
He went out to buy more alcohol, leaving Madonna bound and gagged. Some hours later, he returned and continued his attacks, then finally untied her. Madonna then fled the house and ran to her car. Penn ran after her and was banging on the windows of her Thunderbird while she spoke to police on her mobile phone. Fifteen minutes later, she staggered into the sheriff’s office.
Wow. I had no idea this had ever happened. Makes me look at Sean Penn a lot differently, even if he’s a more stable less ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING person now…
Friendly reminder that Sean Penn and other abusive white celebrities are not demonized the way that Chris Brown is and when Rihanna said she still loved Chris Brown people were ready to hang her. But Madonna gets all the sympathy in the world.
Biphobia is real, and it is shitty, but there’s a privilege that many of us have, and that I also have although my relationship IS queer, because Joaquín is not a man, he passes as a cis one the big majority of the time, and I’m a cis woman.
That means we can go out on dates without fear most of the time.
That means we’ll be able to get married.
That means my parents won’t disown me for being together.
And so on.
That’s huge privilege and honestly despite how I’m usually sick of all the cishetero-ness around me I wouldn’t go to anything queer related with him unless someone invited us, because I’d feel very out of place. I’m not even sure if I’d go on my own.
We have facilities that many other queer people don’t. We have OPTIONS. Easier options, if we want to make us of them it’s our choice, while other don’t even have that. And for those of us who’re in cishetero relationships, or in relationships that pass as cishetero, as is my case, it’s important to acknowledge this issue.
The Lonely Life | City and Colour [The Hurry And The Harm]
“What if we became strangers?
Would you notice my face in a crowd?
And could you hear the sorrow in my voice?
Helplessly, crying your name out loud.”
I saw a link to this on Facebook and I just needed to share. I read through some of the comments as well and I was shocked at the things people were saying.
What a bunch of word vomit. I hope this person dies alone in a puddle of their own semen.