On Monday evening, thousands of women across the Internet took to Twitter using the hashtag #WhyIStayed in a sign of solidarity for Janay Palmer, wife of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, after a TMZ released a leaked video of Rice knocking Palmer unconscious last February.
It was a powerful moment of solidarity and support on an Internet often overrun with mankind’s vilest impulses.
Then, this happened.
Hey man this shit is fucking funny
Wide awake & nauseous is getting pretty old every fucking night
I remembered that I blogged high last night and looked back on the things I posted and in retrospect they weren’t all that funny but at the time I was practically cackling
ETA: This is a scene from The House I Live In, a film on the American drug war and its effects on communities of color, education, the class disparity and the prison industrial complex. I cannot recommend this film highly enough.
This is the longest we haven’t spoken since we’ve known each other and I don’t want to have anything to do with you right now but I also want to tell you everything about my day because I miss my best friend