The silence of prominent Latinx artists regarding #BlackLivesMatter reveals a harsher truth about antiblackness in the community.
If silence is violence, what exactly counts as not speaking up?
In Pakistan, men constantly touch women inappropriately. It needs to stop.
Does this terrify you? Do you already feel anxious just knowing that you have no distraction from the silence?
Women who don’t live within these gender roles are subjected to punishment in the form of rape or sexual assault.
I have been followed, whistled at, harassed, dealt with unwanted hands gripping my hips, and bothered, all before I was 16.
I was always told to decline a pap smear if asked—because God forbid something should ever be put *down there* before marriage.