Thursday, July 18, 2013

What if it was your daughter?

Blessings Darlings!
What if Trayvon Martin was your daughter?

She's 16 and walking home from the store. Some older man in a car is following her, slowly, watching her intensely. He eventually gets out of his car and starts following her on foot. He gets close to her.

Being a good parent, you've made sure she's had been thru' women's self defense classes. There she was taught to face and confront men who seem to be a threat. She turns, faces him, calls him out for following her. He come closer. She feels more threatened. He invades her space. She pushes him away from her. He hits her for pushing him - she goes into the rest of her self-defense moves.

He shoots her.

He claims self defense.  And that, due to her skimpy summer clothes, she was asking to be followed.

He get off.
Frondly, Fern


  1. all the people, and SO many of them women, who are smugly satisfied that trayvon got 'what he deserved' or 'brought it on himself' or 'should have had better judgment' would be howling in outrage.
    we may have come a long way, baby, but we've still got a long way to go.
    :( khairete

  2. Eyup. (salutes)

    I reffed back to your post on my blog; more kudos there: