victim shaming

on why it is so hard for victims to come forward.

sitting in the ER, a black woman, after the abuser by marriage, a black man, broke five bones in my arm and hand,

the police officer, a black man, called there by the ER doctor a non black woman, told me that he couldn’t take a report because he didn’t have the right form. He changed his mind when I told him I was a former ASA.

My aunt, a black woman, who I have since learned was my birth mother, told me not to say anything that will cause that boy to loose his job.

I am not saying that domestic violence is the same as rape, I am saying that patriarchy knows no gender and crimes related to the personal sanctity of the victims body separate from any males ownership involve intense victim blaming.

” you shouldnt provoke him” is analogous to “what were you wearing”

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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