Over and over, we are subjected to men defending having murdered someone by saying they felt threatened, as though merely feeling afraid is the same thing as being in actual danger. Those are not the same things. And the conflation of the two is the inevitable result of privilege, which does not teach most men, especially most white, cis, straight men, how to sit with fear.
To have so little experience with actually being in danger that one cannot discern the difference between feeling afraid and being in clear and present danger is a luxury that most marginalized people do not have.
Melissa McEwan (via katesloan)
The irony of this statement is tangible.
Oh god this is hilarious.
This confused me because there is a very bright Melissa McEwen who runs the blog huntgatherlove, whereas Melissa McEwan is apparently someone else.