I think the thing people don’t realize with that bullshit “well not all guys are dangerous, you should give them a chance” or what the fuck ever is like
if i had a plate of cookies and i was like yeah, a few of them have laxatives in them and one’s got cyanide in there, BUT THEY’RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT
you’re probably not gonna take a fucking cookie
there are millions of people with mental illness, millions. there are people you know, people you regularly talk with, people that you’d never guess that have mental illness.1 in 4 people have mental illness. people with mental illness are not more likely to be violent, in fact they’re more likely to be victims of violence. mentally ill people are not your scapegoat from talking about the reality and consequences of racism, transphobia, misogyny and ableism.
Always remember that women who call themselves feminists will be accused so many times of being man-haters, but when a man kills women just for being women, he is called mentally unwell and a madman rather than a woman-hater or misogynist.
I have emotions
that are like newspapers that
I go for days at a time
trapped in the want ads.
I feel as if I am an ad
for the sale of a haunted house:
ghosts and all.