- Television: In the criminal justice system--
- Me: SEXUALLY-BASED DEFENSES ARE CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY HEINOUS. IN NEW YORK CITY, THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES WHO INVESTIGATE THESE VICIOUS FELONIES ARE MEMBERS OF AN ELITE SQUAD KNOWN AS THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT. THESE ARE THEIR STORIES. DUN DUN
real women have curves.
Do you know what is the first blessing you receive from God everyday? It’s when you open your eyes. It’s a constant reminder that God gave you another day to be better than yesterday.
It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
But the most common forms
of patriarchal violence are those that take place
in the home between patriarchal parents and
children. The point of such violence is usually
to reinforce a dominator model, in which the
authority figure is deemed ruler over those
without power and given the right to maintain
that rule through practices of subjugation,
subordination, and submission.
Keeping males and females from telling the
truth about what happens to them in families
is one way patriarchal culture is maintained. A
great majority of individuals enforce an unspoken
rule in the culture as a whole that demands we
keep the secrets of patriarchy, thereby protecting
the rule of the father. This rule of silence is
upheld when the culture refuses everyone easy
access even to the word “patriarchy.” Most
children do not learn what to call this system
of institutionalized gender roles, so rarely do
we name it in everyday speech. This silence
promotes denial. And how can we organize to
challenge and change a system that cannot be
—bell hooks, Understanding Patriarchy
it is like if someone read my thoughts and put it down on paper..