If a man is unfaithful, we say boys will be boys.
If a woman is unfaithful, we should stone her to death.
If I trash talk others on social media, that’s freedom of speech.
If others trash talk me, that’s unjust vexation and defamation.
If a single mother is rich, she is an independent woman.
If a single mother is poor, she is a slut who can’t keep her legs closed.
If a son is autistic, he is differently abled.
If a stranger’s son is autistic, he is retarded.
If a brother dies from police bullets in a cross-fire with suspects—he is a victim of police incompetence.
If it’s some random guy —he is collateral damage.
If a friend gets cancer— God is testing him.
If an enemy gets cancer—God is punishing him.
If I sin— it’s because I’m just human and I seek forgiveness.
If others sin— they are evil and they deserve retribution.
MARILY SASOTA GAYETA