1) The person replying is a father of three boys, one girl, and in the Air Force. He went on to share that status with all his friends as well.
2) The person replying is a former Marine, and currently university student. Also, a man.
3) The person replying is also a male former Marine, recently separated.
4) The person replying is one of my friends who is currently struggling to recover from rape.
Thank you to Tumblr for giving me excellent views and the words to articulate them with so I can share with others, especially those who aren’t a part of this site. One I didn’t share due to length because of so many replies was the “black women come in literally every shape, color, and size” by youngblackandvegan. In a response, one of my friends who is a man of color asked if black people could be racist against black people. I responded by saying that it wasn’t my place to speak with any authority on the black community, but I linked a couple pieces by black authors who spoke on internalized racism. He responded with “Thanks for the posts though, I learned something about myself.”
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that social media doesn’t make a difference. Each of these posts were from Tumblr. The last was a link that was circulating on here as well. Each of them have made a difference in the minds of at least the people who responded. Social media is powerful.
if you write glbt i don’t trust you