The Wings of the Butterfly by Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente


June 5, 2018 by petrujviljoen


Shhhhh… good women are quiet.
My mother was a beautiful woman, she never complained.

Denial is a silent violence that aims to make invisible a trauma maybe evident or not, to make it acceptable as normal and allow the victims of this trauma to be exploited from a system of oppression or people in power. Denial is that voice sugarcoated with correctness that asks us to shut up and sit down on our own pain so as to not disturb anyone. Is a silence that yells loudly, because sooner or later it will speak through the different ways we hurt ourselves and others.

It is not a mystery that women all over the world are subjected to a variety of violence and oppression. Women and girls are hijacked, raped, assaulted, murdered, their experiences mocked or banalized and their bodies thrown around like trash. People get outraged asking how this is…

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6 thoughts on “The Wings of the Butterfly by Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente

  1. Dankie dat jy hierdie gedeel het. So belangrik!

  2. Nan Mykel says:

    Thanks for bringing Vanessa’s magnificent post to my attention, Peru. Be well.

  3. travel460 says:

    Ai, hoe wens ek hierdie woorde van jou was nie waar nie.

    • Dis ‘n reblog, artikel geskryf deur Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente, dieselfde Moslem feminis wat ek ‘n link aangegee het nou die dag. Dit sal goed wees as mense deur-click na die oorspronklike post toe. Maar dankie enigsins vir ‘n reaksie, ek sal dit deurgee aan Vanessa.

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