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Rape is NEVER the survivor's fault. You wouldn't ask the family of a survivor of cannibalism what they ate for dinner that may have provoked such an attack.

Somebody needs to tell the damn lawyers in the Steubenville gang rape case this.

anything other than an enthusiastic "yes!" means NO. #feminism

“I’d Rather Risk Rape Than Quit Partying” – Rape Culture and The Good Men Project

Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS)-- is the psychological trauma experienced by a rape victim that includes disruptions to normal physical, emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal behavior. The theory was first described by psychiatrist Ann Wolbert Burgess and sociologist Lynda Lytle Holmstrom in 1974. RTS is a cluster of psychological and physical signs, symptoms and reactions common to most rape victims immediately following and for months or years after a rape.

Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS)-- is the psychological trauma experienced by a rape victim that includes disruptions to normal physical, emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal behavior. The theory was first described by psychiatrist Ann Wolbert Burgess and sociologist Lynda Lytle Holmstrom in 1974. RTS is a cluster of psychological and physical signs, symptoms and reactions common to most rape victims immediately following and for months or years after a rape.

social anxiety things...haha so me<<< well for me it's at Scotland Yard. Or anywhere really...

haha so me<<< well for me it's at Scotland Yard.<<< wait wait I'm not the only one who constantly wears jackets? Its a social anxiety thing?

think-progress: FACT: Rapists cause rape. via...

Take That, Rape Culture! Science Explains Why People Don't Believe Rape Victims

<b>Three students at Syracuse University are asking their peers to become "empowered bystanders" to help stop rape.</b>

The group's main goal for the rest of the semester is to hold an event on campus to bring together supporters and friends, and talk about combatting sexual assault.

The group’s main goal for the rest of the semester is to hold an event on campus to bring together supporters and friends, and talk about combatting sexual assault.

Feminist inspiration from @feministastic on Instagram:

Because what men fear most about going to prison (highly highly unlikely for most men) is what women fear most about walking down the sidewalk (every day.

Survivors

"Similar to murder, rape is a reprehensible crime, that leaves a body defiled. But rape victims are not like murder victims; they live relive the event. Worse yet, rape victims can never leave the scene of the crime.

You are not your abuse. you are not your trauma. You are the cleverness that survived. You are the courage that escaped.

yup

Technically, I would rather live in a time when I don't have to be the "obnoxious feminist girl" in order to not be complicit in my own dehumanization (or anyone else's).

so i am a nerd and really appreciated this . . .

Anger definition essay Why do we feel this anger? In this paper I hope to discuss the nature of anger. will look closer at anger as a vice and as a possible virtue.

Drug dealers get longer jail sentences than rapists.  People ask for drugs. No one asks for rape.

Someone posted a whisper, which reads "Drug dealers get longer jail sentences than rapists. People ask for drugs. No one asks for rape.

Whether it's makeup, a band tshirt, your fandom pins, tattoos, jewelry, your favorite ripped pair of  jeans, or something no one else can touch or see like your favorite song repeating like a mantra in your head, the sound of your own heartbeat, or the knowledge that you were brave enough to get out of bed today when everything else inside you said "no" wear your armor and kick ass

Wear your armor and kick ass// this is how I am. This makes me feel powerful, and so I'm gonna do it.

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