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voyagehour:

i’ve been feeling rly sluggish and a little down, so just to motivate myself and remind myself 

Anonymous asked
I had a close friend sleepover at my dorm and he brought one of his coworkers (S and T, respectively). S was a little odd, but he brought beer so we were fine with it. S slept on the couch and T slept in the top bunk with me. I woke up during the night (everyone had to have been sober at that point) when S had climbed up the ladder and was trying to get into the bed, I pinched T under the sheet to wake him up and S went back to bed. Later in the night I woke up to S fingering me.

I am so sorry you were subjected to that. S sounds like a terrible human being all around.

I hope sharing this helped in some way. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

-L

butteredveggies:

phyerfly:

when rape is the girls fault 

  • when she is the rapist 

when rape is the guys fault 

  • when he is the rapist 

Such a simple concept

feministwomenofcolor:

thetinynina:

feministwomenofcolor:

connor-my-franta:

littlebluboxx:

silentauroriamthereal:

nofreedomlove:

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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I’m not sure what I think about the human shield one. I feel like it’s implying that somehow this is an ~exception~ and that other Mothers or people like to use their children as human shields. Like what? What was the point of adding that anyway? 

This is straight from her comments on her Facebook posting of the human shield one:

Palestinian women are being accused by extremists of using her kids as human shields, as if they were incapable of experiencing maternal love. That’s not true. Palestinian mothers love their children like all other mothers in the world.”

EDIT: Here’s the source, and tw for awful comments.

Got it! Now I understand. Thanks. :)

blastortoise-chan:

Tbh if your mental health gets to the point where you can’t sustain a healthy intimate relationship with someone it’s completely valid to break up with them in order to take care of yourself first.

(Source: jizeru-jueru)

destispell:

sam pepper is currently unemployed, being blacklisted by other youtubers, being banned from vidcon, has lost tons of followers on all social media accounts, and has a police report filed against him.

karma did not come back to bite sam pepper. karma came back, dragged sam pepper out of his house and beat the living shit out of him.

good

blastortoise-chan:

Tbh if your mental health gets to the point where you can’t sustain a healthy intimate relationship with someone it’s completely valid to break up with them in order to take care of yourself first.