Just Getting By

klokateercatlady:

ilikechildren—fried:

the-fault-in-our-youtubers:

It’s On Us: 

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

It’s On Us

Not Alone

hold up

a celebrity filled, gender-neutral, anti-sexual assault PSA?

and this isn’t a BuzzFeed parody?

I think I feel my heart growig three sizes

btwitsalexa:

Stitches and Scars | via Tumblr on We Heart It.

btwitsalexa:

Stitches and Scars | via Tumblr on We Heart It.

riselikeaskyscraperr:

💖 #quote #eeyore #demilovato #book

riselikeaskyscraperr:

💖 #quote #eeyore #demilovato #book

1. Because a woman brought into this world will inevitably be given pepper spray “just in case.”

2. Because by sixteen, a young girl knows how to avoid being sexually assaulted, while a boy of the same age does not fear sexual assault in the slightest.

3. Because a girl who mocks men is a bitch, and a boy who mocks women is joking.

4. Because a girl who has sex is a slut, and a boy who has sex is a man.

5. Because in a murder, the killer is at fault, but the blame of rape is often put on the victim.

6. Because we teach girls how not to get raped instead of teaching anyone simply not to rape.

7. Because a woman should put more clothes on if her outfit makes a man uncomfortable, because his self control is her responsibility.

8. Because feminists just need to chill out.

9. Because a 22 year old sex-obsessed virgin can murder 7 people, and the problem is that someone should’ve just slept with him.

10. Because not all men are predators, but yes, all women are prey.

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dkemp2017:

Reasons to love Law & Order : SVU

You know you’re a survivor when…

youknowyouareasurvivorwhen:

A single small mistake, like the ones used to justify hurting you, causes you so much panic that you’d rather kill yourself than face the consequences of it.

I miss the childhood I never had the chance to have. A victim of childhood sexual abuse and rape, who had to grow up far too quickly. I felt like an adult in a six year olds body. I was exploited and used as a toy for twelve years. So when you come to me and say, “I miss our childhood together.” I can’t help but say I don’t miss it at all. I just wish I had the chance to be a kid.
You know you’re a suvivor when..

youknowyouareasurvivorwhen:

everyone around you thinks that child sexual abuse is a dark topic that should be avoided while you know that it is a reality that can’t be ignored.

Nobody will ever know that as a small, innocent child I would wake up to the man who gave me life destroying it. My childhood was taken from me and I have no idea how to move forward.
Posted by Anonymous (via survivorssharingsecrets)

I became aware of rape culture when I was in eighth grade
I heard it everyday
As if rape was a word to describe attraction to someone
It became a joke as it fell from the lips of 13 year old girls
Like undigested food and lip gloss
They became accustomed to the saying
“It’s not rape if you yell surprise”

I was a freshman in high school
When a boy sent my friend a text message that read
“you’re so cute, I wanna rape you”
And she took it as a compliment
I was a sophomore when my health teacher said if you are ever about to be raped yell fire
As if rape isn’t serious enough for people to care

We live in a world that punishes women before rapists
Because the first thing the police will ask is what you were wearing
Girls are taught to cover up every inch of flesh
To shame their bodies
Because showing too much skin could provoke someone to rape them
As if it is their fault
For someone else’s lack of control
Because we teach girls how not to get raped
Instead of teaching boys not to rape

I’m afraid to even walk to my car alone
And I hear that word fall from the mouths of middle schoolers like a joke they’ve just heard
I cringe and look away
Because we aren’t laughing.

My thoughts at 4 in the morning (via fall-in-love-with-who-you-are)
Everything seems to be exhausting me, no matter how much sleep or how much coffee I drink or how long I lie down, something inside me seems to have given up. My soul is tired.

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youknowyouareasurvivorwhen:

you have to keep reminding yourself that:

  • yes, those things really happened to you
  • no, you’re not overreacting or mis-remembering
  • yes, it “counts”
  • yes, you deserve to share your truths
I feel like he ruined me. I’ll never be ok.
Posted by Anonymous (via survivorssharingsecrets)