EducateYosef Boone, NC

Rape its a mans issue: This poem is so well done!  It needs to be shared by everyone!

choosechoice:

This ad series is literally doing everything right

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aggroprudequeen:

i saw this from an event page for a protest against the Casualties who is a serial rapist/abuser in the boston activist (i think mostly anarchist) community. i’m not too plugged in but i know enough ppl to know how egregious this fucker has been. im hoping to make it to tonight. but i kid you not this is literally the first and only poster i have seen regarding rape culture that actually includes a statement about rape apologists, that "if you are not on the side of the survivor, you ARE on the side of the rapist" 

aggroprudequeen:

i saw this from an event page for a protest against the Casualties who is a serial rapist/abuser in the boston activist (i think mostly anarchist) community. i’m not too plugged in but i know enough ppl to know how egregious this fucker has been. im hoping to make it to tonight. but i kid you not this is literally the first and only poster i have seen regarding rape culture that actually includes a statement about rape apologists, that "if you are not on the side of the survivor, you ARE on the side of the rapist" 

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dontrainonthepointyend:

Beautiful projects

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In a study of 475 people in prostitution (including women, men, and the transgendered) from five countries (South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Zambia):
62% reported having been raped in prostitution. 73% reported having experienced physical assault in prostitution. 72% were currently or formerly homeless. 92% stated that they wanted to escape prostitution immediately.

http://www.rapeis.org/activism/prostitution/prostitutionfacts.html

Melissa Farley, Isin Baral, Merab Kiremire, Ufuk Sezgin, “Prostitution in Five Countries: Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” (1998) Feminism & Psychology 8 (4): 405-426)

(Source: survivorsupport)

About 80% of women in prostitution have been the victim of a rape… Prostitutes are raped, on the average, eight to ten times per year. They are the most raped class of women in the history of our planet.
Susan Kay Hunter and K.C. Reed (via survivorsupport)

projectunbreakable:

Submissions from projectunbreakablesubmissions@gmail.com.

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FREE HELP CHAT: Rape, suicide, depression, self harm, abuse

goldenphoenixgirl:

Okay, so because I’m in a really bad place and cannot help myself, I would at least like to help others. I am online (4:30am est) and will help with questions about sexual abuse, eating disorders, suicide, depression, abuse and rape.

If you’d like help please join. No sign-up, you can be anon. Just be aware I may need to leave suddenly because I am having a lot of personal issues as well.

Still, don’t let that worry, guilt or question eat away at you. I’m here. I have a bachelor’s in sociology and am a certified domestic violence advocate, so I’ll do my best to help. 

Don’t be shy. :)

(reblog in case your followers need late-night help?)

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thisislokisdivision:

br0ken-daisy:

so for my art project we had to fake a death/murder. for mine I did someone who had jumped off a building. when I was laying down while the picture was being taken, 7 people came running up to me asking if I was okay and if I needed an ambulance etc. I’ve been suicidal for a very long time, and the thoughts of jumping off buildings and ending my life have gone through my mind a thousand times. But the fact that people actually stopped and came running over to see if I was alright made me see that people do care, strangers care. so many people looked and walked past, but these 7 people some how took these suicidal feelings away… weird huh? But the moral of this story is that people do care about you, even people who don’t know who you are.

Signal boosting this shit

thisislokisdivision:

br0ken-daisy:

so for my art project we had to fake a death/murder. for mine I did someone who had jumped off a building. when I was laying down while the picture was being taken, 7 people came running up to me asking if I was okay and if I needed an ambulance etc. I’ve been suicidal for a very long time, and the thoughts of jumping off buildings and ending my life have gone through my mind a thousand times. But the fact that people actually stopped and came running over to see if I was alright made me see that people do care, strangers care. so many people looked and walked past, but these 7 people some how took these suicidal feelings away… weird huh? But the moral of this story is that people do care about you, even people who don’t know who you are.

Signal boosting this shit

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Anonymous asked: Sorry I just had a question on how to decipher people in your life as toxic or not. How can you tell whether or not it is just your depressed state that is irrationally hurt or upset by them and not that they are truly bringing you down or neglecting you?

clinicallydepressedpug:

In a healthy relationship, you:

  • Treat each other with respect
  • Feel secure and comfortable
  • Are not violent with each other
  • Can resolve conflicts satisfactorily
  • Enjoy the time you spend together
  • Support one another
  • Take interest in one another’s lives: health, family, work, etc.
  • Have privacy in the relationship
  • Can trust each other
  • Are each sexual by choice
  • Communicate clearly and openly
  • Have letters, phone calls, and e-mail that are your own
  • Make healthy decisions about alcohol or other drugs
  • Encourage other friendships
  • Are honest about your past and present sexual activity if the relationship is intimate
  • Know that most people in your life are happy about the relationship
  • Have more good times in the relationship than bad

In an unhealthy relationship, one or both of you:

  • Try to control or manipulate the other
  • Make the other feel bad about her/himself
  • Ridicule or call names
  • Dictate how the other dresses
  • Do not make time for each other
  • Criticize the other’s friends
  • Are afraid of the other’s temper
  • Discourage the other from being close with anyone else
  • Ignore each other when one is speaking
  • Are overly possessive or get jealous about ordinary behavior
  • Criticize or support others in criticizing people with your gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or other personal attribute
  • Control the other’s money or other resources (e.g., car)
  • Harm or threaten to harm children, family, pets, or objects of personal value
  • Push, grab, hit, punch, or throw objects
  • Use physical force or threats to prevent the other from leaving

Those traits are for romantic relationships, but I think a lot of it fits for platonic relationships too.

If they repeatedly make you feel bad they are probably toxic.

-Eline

10 Common Ignorant Replies Made To Women Who Discuss Experiencing Street Harassment

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I recently mentioned a street harassment incident (they occur often, 10-75 times a week for over 20 years now) on Twitter, and I received a plethora of ignorant responses. I realized that these responses are common, so I documented them here.

1) "Gosh, where do YOU live?"

This is a blog to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault, specifically acts against women. This does not mean that men are not allowed to share, get involved, or are not victims of sexual assault themselves.