You’re probably not going to give that child up for adoption, which itself is a very emotionally serious things to do, although the people who propose adoption never talk about it that way — they make it seem like abortion is a big, emotional, terrible thing while adoption is win-win. You’re supposed to have this baby, carry it for nine months, take all the physical and emotional risks, and there often is a bonding thing that happens. Women who give up their children for adoption are years and years later talking about how painful it was, much more than women who have abortions. One of the central points I wanted to make in my book is that the way we talk about abortion shows tremendous disrespect to motherhood, because it says there’s nothing to being a mother — there’s nothing to childbirth, nothing to pregnancy, just give it up for adoption, you’ll manage.
we all know
you fake a smile
to calm people’s worries
while your thighs sting
and arms dripping crimson
Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Hamlet, Shakespeare (via allmymetaphors)
Deleted lines from The Walking Dead 5x02 - Strangers
In which a passing Walker serenades Caryl
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