Yet another friend attacked for just existing. If you missed it, in the past two months:
1. the first friend was white, queer, poly, and trans. She was purposely run over by a truck because she was queer, poly, and trans. She survived.
2. a black male childhood friend was randomly shot twice. He survived.
3. a friend was physically and verbally assaulted and called a nigger in the middle of traffic. Guess why?
Are we safe? That's just the shit I know about. If you don't have time for the truth that the world hates people and is actively trying to kill us, get off my friends' list.
Cuz I'm done with ignorance. There's no excuse.
Edited to add:
In the past year alone,
At least 6 different friends and family of mine were sexually assaulted and/or raped in places by people they should have been safe with.
At least 6 friends barely escaped abusive/toxic romantic or familial relationships - including my son.
About 6 friends were hospitalized for health reasons over some fucking bullshit.
3 friends, and myself, had issues getting the medications we need to manage our chronic pain.
About 11 friends, my sister, and myself (while pregnant) were made arbitrarily homeless.
2 Black friends served jail time.
My sister and myself (mostly me) were judged and discriminated against by several folks in the new church we were checking out, despite having done nothing wrong.
1 friend got acid thrown on her face and a bomb threat because she dared to say her life matters.
I'm being sued by the owners of the house I live in for no fucking reason after months of harassment, spying, and lies. So...homeless once more? Find out the week after next!
We are people from all walks of life, from all over the world. Funnily enough, most of them are of color, disabled and/or neurodivergent, several in poverty, mostly gender and sexual minorities.
Not one of us is a cis straight white man. Not one of us is violent or mean or cruel. With the exception of a single one, not one of us broke the law during any of this shit.
That's just the past year of my life. If you think you've got "proof" we all brought this on ourselves you can get gone.
YOU FUCKING TELL ME WHAT WE DID TO DESERVE THIS!