Scribblings by Sarah

Call Me Honey

“Call me ‘honey‘ one more time!” I murmur furiously under my breath.

It’s too late to let it pass.

So, I tell him in no uncertain terms, that real men don’t treat women like we’re all worth a shot. No more than trophies for them to fiddle with.

“I meant no harm,” he stammers, taken aback.

I cannot let it alone.

“That’s what they all say. Either that, or we asked for it,” I retort, walking away.

By Sarah ©2018

Author’s note: This week in Melbourne, we saw yet another rape and tragic murder of a young woman. And typically, the victim blaming began. As a society, we must do better. RIP Eurydice Dixon.

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.’ – Margaret Atwood

The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 356

10 thoughts on “Call Me Honey”

  1. I relate to your work but the facts you mentioned, and the atwood quote have me stunned. We must do better. Humans must see each other as important, the golden rule I was raised with must be implemented again.
    Humans think they are better than animals but animals survive, without malice or hate.
    very thought provoking.
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color, now in Colorado USA

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    1. Humans really are the worst animals. And some, the best. The Atwood quote really struck a chord with me too. I heard it on the most recent episode of Handmaid’s Tale, and was surprised how powerful that line was

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