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Change Ahead, Feminism, Personal Accounts, Socially Unacceptable, Violence Against Women

It Is Not

It is not like when you fail a test

It is when society fails you, when the failure of humanity catches up with you.

Surrounds you


It is not a facebook page

“End Rape: Just Say Yes”

It is not a page waiting for you to click LIKE

It is a page you want to turn

To find your strength hidden between the cracks,

To find yourself once again


It is not a joke.

It is not freedom of speech.

It is the rights mined away from a body

The freedom promised that was taken away

The rights violated that no one returned,

Or is that the punchline you were searching for?


It is not a statistic

1 in 5

1 in 3

1 in 33

1 in 4

It is not a number

It is a person, it is a human, it is enough

For change


It is not something to be questioned

It is not part of your judgment

It is our judgment you should face

It is our questions of : “Why is this still happening?”

It is my judgment of why it has not stopped


It is not a major News Headline

“Promising lives of Rapists ruined”

It is the lives of people all around us

It is something that happens every day and affects everyone

It is the ruins of what was once there that no longer is


It is not the presence of a “No”

Say it. Speak it. Scream it.

I could say nothing

I laid down on my silence

I remained there with my legs open

Receiving what you called “love”

I kept that silence


It is what happened.

It is your memories.

It is your story.

It is nothing less than what you say it is.



2 thoughts on “It Is Not

  1. Wow. Thank you.

    Posted by unladylikemusings | March 20, 2013, 3:06 am
  2. Wow, that’s excellent.

    Posted by Aimee | March 20, 2013, 6:15 am

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