I just watched "Precious" with my mom. I hope to God that what happened in this movie doesn't happen in real life. I know it does, though. Unfortunately, girls are raped by their fathers. Unfortunately, girls are physically abused by their mothers. Unfortunately, people do get AIDS. Unfortunately, babies get mistreated and abandoned.
Watching this film has made me feel so helpless. I feel like I need to get off my butt and start doing some social work. I'm already helping disadvantaged high school children at the Homework Club on Wednesday nights, but I want to do more now.
I don't want girls to grow up thinking they're stupid and worthless.
Girls, each and every single one of you have a voice that you were given to use. If you don't like something, stand up for yourself. You are your own boss. No man, even if he is your father, should be able to mistreat you.
I didn't think "Precious" would get me so worked up, but it has. I hate breathing and being happy with my life at the same time as other girls are being raped.
I'm so pissed off at this world.
[This just happened as I was about to press "Publish Post:" My dad said goodnight and told me he loved me. I love my dad and we are extremely close, but we just don't say we love each other. I don't know why, we just don't. We have a good relationship (most of the time) and his "I love you" made me feel a bit better. I wish everyone had a dad like mine. He's a kooky Italian guy, but he's my dad].