and maybe i did know things would come crashing down soon. i cant belong for too long, can i?

"

Society has allowed rapists to define what resistance is: screaming, crying, scratching, pushing, kicking, biting, punching. I didn’t resist like that. My resistance was to wriggle a bit, turn my head away when he tried to kiss me, try to stop his hand going into my bra and knickers, push him ineffectually, talk about wanting to get my cab; all things which normal men recognise as not being enthusiastic participation when they are engaging with women but pretend it’s a grey area when they talk about rape. Rapists have managed to get society to believe, that what I did, was consent.

Because I didn’t resist in the way rapists - and society - say that women should resist, they define our non-participation as consent.

"

A section of the article “How I became a rape victim”

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there is no perfect victim.

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"Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it."

Audre Lorde (via thechocolatebrigade)

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gaptoothbitch:

PRADA SS 2007

gaptoothbitch:

PRADA SS 2007

  • Me: Yeah I would always have parties and smoke pot in the house in high school
  • Mom: I wish I would have known this because I was always worried you didn't have any kind of normal social life
  • white people: I wish I lived in the forties! Everything was so much COOLER back then, you know?
  • japanese people: nope
  • thai people: nope
  • black people: nope
  • latin people: nope
  • cuban people: nope
  • native people: nope
  • korean people: nope
  • desi people: nope
  • jewish people: nope
  • queer people: nope
  • vietnamese people: nope
  • chinese people: nope
  • disabled people: nope
foreverliberal:

TW: Rape, Sexual Abuse 
Don’t Deport Blanca Medina! 
Blanca Medina came to the United States with her four-year-old daughter, Alejandra, to seek refuge after being raped five times in El Salvador, where she is from. 
She missed a hearing to apply for protection because of medical problems from being raped, including psychological trauma, and didn’t file a motion to open her case within 180 days after her missed court date. 
Now, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to deport her, despite the fact that none of her rapists have been arrested, including her stalker, and she would be in extreme danger. Medina tried to explain this to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but they are still continuing with deportation proceedings. While her case is in the processing stage, she is in a detainment center away from her daughter. 
Please tell the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement not to deport Blanca Medina, and to change their policy so that this does not happen again! 
Sign the petition here. Source is here.
— Brittany 

foreverliberal:

TW: Rape, Sexual Abuse 

Don’t Deport Blanca Medina! 

Blanca Medina came to the United States with her four-year-old daughter, Alejandra, to seek refuge after being raped five times in El Salvador, where she is from. 

She missed a hearing to apply for protection because of medical problems from being raped, including psychological trauma, and didn’t file a motion to open her case within 180 days after her missed court date. 

Now, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to deport her, despite the fact that none of her rapists have been arrested, including her stalker, and she would be in extreme danger. Medina tried to explain this to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but they are still continuing with deportation proceedings. While her case is in the processing stage, she is in a detainment center away from her daughter. 

Please tell the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement not to deport Blanca Medina, and to change their policy so that this does not happen again! 

Sign the petition here. Source is here.

— Brittany 

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"What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person."

— John Green (Paper Towns)

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