Women are expected to keep secrets to never tell never accuse to seal their lips hide their bruises and let men walk away free after rape beatings and psychological battering after cheating after punishing after threats and cruelty women are EXPECTED to take it to protect the men who are filled with hatred and violence men who destroy the lives of … Continue reading SILENCE – Georgiann Carlson
we liked you better when you were a girl with your mouth muzzled shut by strong adult hands seen but not heard on your scabbed bony knees easily rendered docile compliant we liked you better when you were young held the shared secrets close carried the blame our blame as if it were your own … Continue reading What We’re Told Not To Talk About – Christine E. Ray
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The forbidden subjects abound So many things that must not be mentioned Offend no one Trigger none Let lies stand unchallenged Don’t burst the bubbles Of illusions and denial They don’t want to hear What your Daddy did Or about the bruises you hide Or when you realized your Attraction to your own gender Or … Continue reading Featured Post: What We’re Told Not To Talk About – Robert G Wertzler
I like the rain and the way mud slides between unshod toes. The smell of gasoline makes me smile and deserts bore me tearless. I know the weight of each breast and precisely how to please myself. Chocolate hangs on my last sweet-tooth and Sahara-dry red wine is my Achilles' heel. I don’t like hugging … Continue reading What We’re Told Not To Talk About – Tamara Fricke
women aren’t allowed to tell the truth about what happens to them about their lives about motherhood about feeling trapped raising kids staying home when they'd rather be out living their own lives about when men do to them about how they feel about inequality about the never ending violence aimed at them about hating … Continue reading What we’re told not to talk about – Georgiann Carlson