domestic violence
Collectively, mainstream media reporting has at once discounted Jovan Belcher's actions on account of his mental state and blamed Perkins for staying out too late -- as though Perkins could have brought her murder on herself.
reproductive rights
Cassidy went into labor in her Lakeland, Florida mobile home, and gave birth to a 9-and-a-half pound baby boy on September 19. Several days later, her mother discovered the body in a shoebox in her bedroom.
My grandmother, Flossie, died from anorexia in her 70s, but it wasn’t until I got to college that I realized how many little things are ingrained in me from this experience of loving someone so much who did not love herself.