I know this is a romance blog and all, but we talk an awful lot about sexuality and gender roles and cultural mores in real life and in fiction, and then I read “What Happened to Hope Witsell” today (one week late!) on my friend Sylvia’s blog while taking a brain-break from studying, and it made me so incredibly sad and angry that I kind of want to break something. This is more than a serious story; it’s a tragic story. I also think it’s an important story—one that warrants being passed around and read, and hopefully shocking the shit out of you—which is why I’m linking to it here.
I don’t have much to add that Sylvia hasn’t said already, other than to echo her words: Stop killing our daughters.