As a privileged white woman, I cannot imagine the type of hardships that a black man has to go through during the course of their life. I’ve only heard about, and read about, how African American men are incarcerated at a much higher rate as opposed to men of other races, how they earn less money, how they don’t have as many opportunities in life, all sorts of things. Continue reading I Will be Giving my Baby Up for Adoption Because He’s Black
Raising two children by yourself gives you a lot of perspective about what really matters in life: happiness. My children have been the high point of my life, and I want my children to be as happy as I am in my life. In order for them to do that, I truly believe that they need to be gay. Continue reading I Want My Kids to be Gay
Catcalling is something that almost every woman has had to deal with at some point in their lives. Rare, random occurrences that are becoming more socially unacceptable due to the semi-progressive nature of some aspects of life in the United States are usually nothing more than a nuisance, shaken off immediately, and hardly given a second thought. Continue reading It’s Time to Make Extreme Catcalling Illegal
Transitioning from a female to a male is hard in our society. I knew that there would be plenty of people who would make their displeasure known once I told them about my gender reassignment, but I didn’t expect my parents to be part of it. The fact of the matter is that I wouldn’t even be writing to you if it weren’t for my parents’ complete acceptance-180, from what I thought was a showing of support for my plight, to them being openly dismissive of me and still calling me their “daughter”.
Escaping a domestic violence situation may have been the hardest thing I have ever done, but my life is 100x better because of it. My ex-husband was a sad, bitter man. The kind of person who always thought everything in life was out to get him, so he took his anger and frustration out on me physically. After 9 long years of marriage, I decided that I finally had enough. Continue reading My Ex-Husband Beat me and he Won Custody of our Daughter
I’m a recently single mother of two young girls and I am currently pregnant, living in San Diego, and working 50 hours a week. My husband Greg and I would have been married for 5 years in April if we were still together.
5 weeks ago, right before the end of the year, I told Greg that we were expecting our third child. We weren’t trying for one, but it happened anyway. Greg was very unhappy when I told him, he actually blamed me for getting pregnant, nevermind that he was the one who pushed for unprotected sex all the time.
The responses to our previous experience have been coming in like crazy the past couple of days. Most of them are far too hateful or sexist to post here, as are a lot of the comments on the experience, but there are a few that can be shared, which give us a look into how others see it.
There are plenty of people out there who have no idea what it is like to be raped, and I really hope they never have to experience how terrible it is. I’ve told my story to people dozens of times, and the main response is usually “You’re a guy, you can’t be raped.”
Yes, men can be raped, it happened to me. Continue reading Yes, I’m a Guy. Yes, I was Raped
I’m a 29 year old woman who may never have the chance to give birth again in my life. I feel like I am less than a woman now than I ever was. Continue reading The Ultimate Betrayal; My Non-Consensual Abortion
I know that I am fat, I haven’t always been fat, but I am now. This is something that I used to be ashamed of, embarrassed about when I was younger. Not today though, I’ve learned to be proud of who I am, it doesn’t matter how much I weigh, what matter is how I feel about it. Continue reading Workplace Fat-Shaming has Gotten Way Out of Hand