American Humane Society (via maninsun)
This is so, so important.
Romance is good for us because at its core, it’s about hope. Hope that someone will see us, and accept us, and perhaps—after all that—choose us. Hope that our future holds happiness. And satisfaction. And yes, pleasure. Hope that, when it’s all said and done, we’ve made the world better, not worse. That we’ve lived fully, not in fear. And that we’ve loved thoroughly. With courage. And with gusto.
My brother-in-law has been put in cuffs as soon as the police arrived, after HE called them because his wife was beating the crap out of him. They didn’t even ask questions, they just put him, bruised and bloody, in the back of the cruiser with cuffs on. She didn’t have a scratch on her.