Sorry to interrupt the Robin Williams posts but I feel like this needs to be shared. The adult film star Christy Mack has been hospitalized after being severely beaten by former boyfriend/MMA Fighter, Jonathan Koppenhaver aka “War Machine”. She sustained injuries such as 18 broken bones in her face, broken nose, multiple teeth knocked out, a fractured rib, ruptured liver and no use of her left leg. He also cut most of her hair off with a dull knife and cut her several different times and attempted to rape her. Thank god she was able to get out of the house and have a neighbor help her and take her to the hospital. Christy said he has beaten her several times in the past but never this bad. On his twitter he referred to her as “his property and always will be” if that’s not the talk of a complete psycho I don’t know what is. This is never okay. Being someone who has seen and been around horrible situations like this my heart goes out to her and hopes she makes a speedy recovery. There is a fundraiser to help pay for her hospital/surgery/recovery expenses that you can go to here: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qcd5/christy-mack-s-medical-expense-fund
if there is one thing in this world that fuels a raging fire in me that could fucking make me feel like i could LITERALLY get arrested for man slaughter, its the abuse of women. signal boost the fuck out of this. countless women go through this every single day and no one does shit about it. im fucking sick and tired of seeing my sisters get beaten half to death because of men. im fucking sick and tired of men thinking that we are their property. im fucking sick and tired of being dehumanized and fucking objectified and silenced. and im sick and fucking tired of my sisters being murdered at the hands of misogynists. when will this end? its so hard to not feel fucking defeated sometimes.
apparently today is a big day for, uh, things… right. this might officially be the scariest thing I’ve ever done, but here it is. the amazing women at StyleLikeU have profiled me for a second time, and this time it’s for their What’s Underneath project. yes, i am wearing my underpants on camera. here’s a direct link to my interview.
(i talk about a lot of stuff related to gender, the body and vulnerability, so take this with a huge trigger warning, as i discuss body image/ED related issues as well as gendered/sexual violence).
it was an honor to participate in this project, there will be something like 150 interviews once the SLU team is all finished, so keep your eyes peeled for more. they’re absolutely wonderful.
phew. giant exhale. i guess once you’re in your underwear on the internet, there’s no going back!
there’s a handful of humans in this weird little world that i have a lot of love for, and this extraordinary creature is one of them.