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19 #WhyIStayed tweets everyone needs to see

While many cheered the NFL’s move to (finally) punish Rice’s vicious behavior, too many media outlets immediately fell into a tired pattern of victim blaming. 

Writer Beverly Gooden had heard enough. “I was watching the responses to the TMZ on my timeline, and I noticed a trend. People were asking ‘why did she marry him?’ and ‘why didn’t she leave him,’” Gooden told Mic. “When I saw those tweets, my first reaction was shame. The same shame that I felt back when I was in a violent marriage. It’s a sort of guilt that would make me crawl into a shell and remain silent. But today, for a reason I can’t explain, I’d had enough. I knew I had an answer to everyone’s question of why victims of violence stay. I can’t speak for Janay Rice, I can only speak for me.”

Gooden decided to change the conversation. Follow micdotcom

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loverrtits:

tiddyasshandsintheair:

ME AND MY SISTER WERE CARMELO’D TO THE GOTDAMN SOCKS LITERALLY ONE YEAR AND MY MOM JUST LET THIS SHIT HAPPEN

WE BOTH LOOK FUCKING CRAZY

DO NOT GO EASY ON THESE PHOTOS

I can breathe 😂😂😂😂

You look like the annoying cheesy brother in an UPN black family sitcom smh so much going on right now.

looks like an all that commercial

old cousin skeeter looks

you look like extras on The Parkers

How you wearing a jersey with long sleeves