DC Metro Rape Highlights Why Women Are Always Aware of Rape

DC Metro Rape Highlights Why Women Are Always Aware of Rape:

“Earlier this week, a man was arrested in the rape of a woman on a Washington, DC metro train. That’s Washington, DC, USA, not Washington, DC, ‘Somewhere-over-there-where-women-have-it-much-worse-so-shut-up.’ He is charged with brazenly assaulting her at knifepoint, on a moving train, at 10 a.m in the morning on a weekday last month. The already beleaguered DC Metro is under fire for not having informed riders of the assault.”

(Via. Huffington Post)

New Research Shows Just How High Stakes Are As Congress Runs Down The Clock On Zika | ThinkProgress

New Research Shows Just How High Stakes Are As Congress Runs Down The Clock On Zika | ThinkProgress:

“The continental United States is on the cusp of summer, and with it, the rising threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

In February, President Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion to prepare for the fight against the rapidly-approaching virus, which can cause severe brain abnormalities in children when pregnant women are infected. Yet while health experts and lawmakers stressed the urgency of having the necessary funding as soon as possible, spending-adverse conservative lawmakers have resisted.”

I Wait

I wait.

Velvet draped across my eyes as rain gently kisses my skin. Countless heartbeats fade from memory to fable, promises made then forgotten.

I wait.

Her footsteps hidden by the wind which gently stirs my mind to other vigils, those chances which caressed my soul only to leave me longing for just one more touch.

I wait.

Her presence, a pressure of anticipation. My breath staggering within my tightening chest. 

I wait.

Knowing she comes near, longing for her final touch.