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I don't know if people truly understand the weight and importance of the words: women don't belong to you.
It isn't just phrased that way for impact. It is a call to action and those actions require a lot of work and the dismantling of social structures and behaviors.
Dr. Tamara O’Neal was killed by her ex because men still think that women belong to them and that rejecting them, should end with death.
Women Don't Belong To You is something we, who are in danger of being killed for rejecting a man's advances or ending a relationship, repeat often—and yet over the past couple days we've witnessed or read about women who were killed by their exes.
TW: violence, murder.

Aisha Fraser was murdered by her ex, who in 2014, punched Fraser 20 times and slamming her head against the dashboard of a car five times in front of their kids. Fraser required reconstructive surgery. He murdered her on Saturday. washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2018…
And because both Dr. O'Neal and Fraser are Black women, we know full well that non-Black women will forget that they were the victims of entitled, violent men. If domestic violence for white women is already downplayed and ignored, it's even more so when the victims are Black.
That's why it's important to apply #SayHerName to Dr. O'Neal and Aisha Fraser—there is no liberation for BIPOC if we do not also dismantle patriarchy.
"Misogynoir is so deeply rooted within the Black community that it remains often under the surface, undetected by men who don’t have to think about its harm on a daily basis." by @BlkGirlManifest

wearyourvoicemag.com/identities/rac…
"Black women and femmes often represent perfect victims for what our abusers would say is not a crime."

by @Weebeasty for @WearYourVoice

wearyourvoicemag.com/identities/bla…
I honestly hope that we take the time to digest just how fucking awful these murders were. Take the time to mourn, take the time to be with people who love and cherish you. We will continue to fight for Dr. O'Neal & Aisha Fraser.
"Dozens of people, including 4 sitting judges, prominent Cleveland attorneys & a congresswoman now considering a bid to become speaker of the House of Representatives, wrote gushing letters of support for Judge Lance Mason after he brutalized his wife..."
cleveland.com/court-justice/…
"[Aisha Fraser's] life was really a testament to the difference a teacher and an individual can make in the lives of others...She was an extraordinarily talented educator, and wonderful mother, neighbor and friend to so many.”

washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2018…
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