rapunzelie:

catcalls and other street harassment are a form of violence and expressed hatred for women and don’t ever think of it as anything but that because a man on the street can go from “hey baby you look sexy tonight” to “bitch don’t fucking ignore me” in .002 seconds
it’s not about appreciating a woman’s beauty or boosting her ego with a little compliment, it’s intimidation and a source of empowerment for them

roboticwolfdeity asked
Hi! I started a blog called "nonbinaryselfcare" for survivors of sexual assault and abusive relationships and friendships. I made it for the nonbinary community, but anyone at all is welcome to follow and ask for advice or simply tell their stories. Thank you :)

selfcareafterrape:

Signal boost!

Anonymous asked
First of all not saying all men are rapists and not saying all rapists are men. BUT. Do you think that if tomorrow it was suddenly legal to rape women, that it would just be accepted and even welcomed? Seems like most men already feel like they own and have a right to women anyway... They see rape as an inconvenience more than a problem from what I see on a day to day basis. I dunno where my head is at.I just feel like men do not really care about rape anyway because it is their right. Thoughts?

That’s a really good question. Honestly, I don’t think it would make a huge difference in actual rate of rapes, but it may change the number of sexual encounters considered to be rape.

In other words, I think rapists already get away with their crimes most of the time, and the laws don’t seem to stop them. If rape were legal, though, grey area rapes wouldn’t be a thing. There would be no reason for a rapist to cover up his actions by claiming his victims were intoxicated or that they consented, he’d just come right out and brag about what he did.

I hope that made sense! It was interesting to think about, and I’d love to hear what our followers think about it.

-L

clitulufhtagn:

consent is sexy in the same way that not shitting on people’s doorsteps is sweet and neighborly

(Trigger Warning: rape) Nonconsensual sex: How colleges rebranded rape | Al Jazeera America

letstalkaboutrape:

This is a really infuriating trend that really illustrates the power of language. By rebranding rape and sexual assault as “non-consensual sex” not only are colleges and universities creating new categories of so-called “grey rape” which serves to lessen the severity of rape and sexual assault in people’s minds, but in the process they are also privileging the lives of perpetrators over victims/survivors.

letstalkaboutrape:

otomehimechan:

constant-continuum:

drakewinzz:

dolliecrave:

Pass this on Tumblr

This is actually pretty important

very important information

i’m not even american, but this might help ppl

I’m not sure where this is from, but these kinds of things vary widely from state to state and even from city to city. Be extremely cautious if you’re interested in having an exam without the police being notified. In my experience in CA, doctors are legally required to report to the police if someone comes in who has been raped. In San Diego, the non-investigative report (where someone can get a forensic exam without triggering an investigation) happens when a survivor calls the local hotline and the hotline contacts the forensic exam facility. 
Bottom line: If you want to have an exam without it being reported to police, you’re better off calling your local rape crisis center hotline to find out about local protocols. I would hate for someone to see this, go to a hospital, and then end up having to report to police against their will.

letstalkaboutrape:

otomehimechan:

constant-continuum:

drakewinzz:

dolliecrave:

Pass this on Tumblr

This is actually pretty important

very important information

i’m not even american, but this might help ppl

I’m not sure where this is from, but these kinds of things vary widely from state to state and even from city to city. Be extremely cautious if you’re interested in having an exam without the police being notified. In my experience in CA, doctors are legally required to report to the police if someone comes in who has been raped. In San Diego, the non-investigative report (where someone can get a forensic exam without triggering an investigation) happens when a survivor calls the local hotline and the hotline contacts the forensic exam facility.

Bottom line: If you want to have an exam without it being reported to police, you’re better off calling your local rape crisis center hotline to find out about local protocols. I would hate for someone to see this, go to a hospital, and then end up having to report to police against their will.

The worst thing in the world can happen, but the next day the sun will come up. And you will eat your toast. And you will drink your tea.

Rhian Ellis, After Life (via sotypicalme)

(Source: observando)

pizzasluuut666:

vira-sana:

You are allowed to grieve the years you lost to mental illness. You’re allowed to be mad that it happened to you. You’re allowed to pine after the person you might have been had it been different. But don’t let that get in the way of your growing into your new self and following a wholly new path for your life.

thank you for this

(Source: acheloi-s)