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16th December 2012

Video reblogged from From One Survivor to Another with 16,649 notes

thegoddamazon:

festeringfemme: peayeahknow: zambiunicorn: albinwonderland:

TRIGGER WARNING: DISCUSSION OF RAPE/VICTIM BLAMING IN RESPONSE TO JENNA MARBLES’ VIDEO ABOUT “SLUTS”

realhayleyghoover:

Once again, chescaleigh tells it like it is and saves the world.

(If you don’t already watch her, she makes awesome and super funny videos about race and gender and self-respect and everything worth discussing ever. Go.)

This woman is brave, amazing, and incredibly human. Let’s all go comment and send her lots of love, okay? Because there are already a hoard of victim-blaming arseholes in the comments.  It’s hard for women to share in this day and age, especially to discuss an experience as difficult as this, on a forum as open and unmoderated as youtube. So spread the positivity my darlings ♡

This made me cry :(

Her message is so true. I can’t even begin to explain the amount of victim-blaming that I felt (and believed) for well over a year after my assault.

this made me cry. this is my rape.

this is my fucking rape.

i appreciate this woman so, so much.

The fucking bolded.

Tagged: raperape culturevictim blamingreading

Source: realhayleyghoover

7th May 2012

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provocatoria:

Slut Walk GMU :)

provocatoria:

Slut Walk GMU :)

Tagged: slutslut walkrapesexual assaultgmuMason Slutwalk

5th May 2012

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an-exquisite-paradox:

SlutWalk NYC 2012.

Relevant to Mason Slutwalk.

an-exquisite-paradox:

SlutWalk NYC 2012.

Relevant to Mason Slutwalk.

Tagged: slutwalkslutwalknycrapedomestic violenceabuse

19th November 2011

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thefeistyfemale:

Society is teaching “don’t get raped”, rather then “don’t rape”. Rape culture is a serious thing today.

thefeistyfemale:

Society is teaching “don’t get raped”, rather then “don’t rape”. Rape culture is a serious thing today.

Tagged: feministfeminismrapeslutwalk

8th October 2011

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cuntofdoom:

black-culture:

sovereigntyordeath:

[Columbus] wrote to the Spanish monarchs in 1493: “It is possible, with the name of the Holy Trinity, to sell all the slaves which it is possible to sell…Here there are so many of these slaves, and also brazilwood, that although they are living things they are as good as gold…”Columbus and his men also used the Taino as sex slaves: it was a common reward for Columbus’ men for him to present them with local women to rape. As he began exporting Taino as slaves to other parts of the world, the sex-slave trade became an important part of the business, as Columbus wrote to a friend in 1500: “A hundred castellanoes (a Spanish coin) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten (years old) are now in demand.”

Pedophilia is nothing new.

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cuntofdoom:

black-culture:

sovereigntyordeath:

[Columbus] wrote to the Spanish monarchs in 1493: “It is possible, with the name of the Holy Trinity, to sell all the slaves which it is possible to sell…Here there are so many of these slaves, and also brazilwood, that although they are living things they are as good as gold…”

Columbus and his men also used the Taino as sex slaves: it was a common reward for Columbus’ men for him to present them with local women to rape. As he began exporting Taino as slaves to other parts of the world, the sex-slave trade became an important part of the business, as Columbus wrote to a friend in 1500: “A hundred castellanoes (a Spanish coin) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten (years old) are now in demand.”

Pedophilia is nothing new.

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Tagged: WantedGenocideRapeGrand TheftNative American

4th October 2011

Photo reblogged from Big Tub n tha Tabby Cats, Yo with 35,371 notes

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

slutwalknyc:

[image: A teenaged boy at Slutwalk NYC. He has short pink hair and is wearing jeans and baggy grey tshirt. His jeans are ripped at the knee, but are otherwise unremarkable, and his tshirt has some sort of maroon logo. He is looking directly at the camera, and holding a large white sign. His sign reads: THIS IS WHAT I WAS WEARING. TELL ME I ASKED FOR IT. I DARE YOU.]

Guys who are reblogging this, please. HE is a BOY. Let’s not add transphobia to the bullshit, please.

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

slutwalknyc:

[image: A teenaged boy at Slutwalk NYC. He has short pink hair and is wearing jeans and baggy grey tshirt. His jeans are ripped at the knee, but are otherwise unremarkable, and his tshirt has some sort of maroon logo. He is looking directly at the camera, and holding a large white sign. His sign reads: THIS IS WHAT I WAS WEARING. TELL ME I ASKED FOR IT. I DARE YOU.]

Guys who are reblogging this, please. HE is a BOY. Let’s not add transphobia to the bullshit, please.

Tagged: powerful imageraperape culturesexsexual assaultslutwalkvictim blamingshamingslutwalk nyc

24th May 2011

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photomoto:

mikebailey:

rickythewhore:

mrsoptimistic:

i-kissgirls:

onehugetampon:

lonelyrocket:

This is the condom with teeth. It is a condom specifically made to protect women from rape. It is inserted like a tampon, and won’t hurt the girl, only her attacker. When the man thrusts into her, the condom clasps down and can only be removed surgically. It was invented by South African doctor Dr. Sonnet Ehlers, and it was inspired when the Dr. treated a rape victim who said sadly, ‘If only i had teeth down there.’ The condom is being given out in South Africa, and to women in the military. 

That is brilliant.

That’s such a fucking great idea.

I was just telling my friend an hour ago that it’s so terrible that we live in a world where such a thing is necessary. 

ouch

lol

graduation present?

I’ve heard about this but have never seen it! Fucking brilliant!

photomoto:

mikebailey:

rickythewhore:

mrsoptimistic:

i-kissgirls:

onehugetampon:

lonelyrocket:

This is the condom with teeth. It is a condom specifically made to protect women from rape. It is inserted like a tampon, and won’t hurt the girl, only her attacker. When the man thrusts into her, the condom clasps down and can only be removed surgically. It was invented by South African doctor Dr. Sonnet Ehlers, and it was inspired when the Dr. treated a rape victim who said sadly, ‘If only i had teeth down there.’ The condom is being given out in South Africa, and to women in the military. 

That is brilliant.

That’s such a fucking great idea.

I was just telling my friend an hour ago that it’s so terrible that we live in a world where such a thing is necessary. 

ouch

lol

graduation present?

I’ve heard about this but have never seen it! Fucking brilliant!

Tagged: condom with teethcondomwomenfeminismrapesexual assault

Source: CNN

23rd May 2011

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Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out on Rape

Jess Smochek arrived in Bangladesh in 2004 as a 23-year-old Peace Corps volunteer with dreams of teaching English and “helping the world.” She left six weeks later a rape victim after being brutalized in an alley by a knife-wielding gang.
 
When she returned to the United States, the reception she received from Peace Corps officials was as devastating, she said, as the rape itself. In Bangladesh, she had been given scant medical care; in Washington, a counselor implied that she was to blame for the attack. For years she kept quiet, feeling “ashamed and embarrassed and guilty.”

Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out on Rape

Jess Smochek arrived in Bangladesh in 2004 as a 23-year-old Peace Corps volunteer with dreams of teaching English and “helping the world.” She left six weeks later a rape victim after being brutalized in an alley by a knife-wielding gang.

When she returned to the United States, the reception she received from Peace Corps officials was as devastating, she said, as the rape itself. In Bangladesh, she had been given scant medical care; in Washington, a counselor implied that she was to blame for the attack. For years she kept quiet, feeling “ashamed and embarrassed and guilty.”

Tagged: New York TimesPeace Corpsassaultfeminismpatriarchyrapesexismwomensocial justice

Source: The New York Times

4th May 2011

Link

Rap, Rape, and R&B: The Battle of the Sexes →

Tagged: EminemKanye WestNicki MinajRihannaTrey Songzfeminismmisogynymusicr and br&braceraprapesexsexismSpin