Marissa, 22, NYC/LI. Did a 2 year stint on Maui.
Fandoms: Sailor Moon, Hunger Games, Game of Thrones/ASOIAF, Disney, Studio Ghibli, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc.
I try to avoid explicit NSFW content, but things might veer in the nature of my interests from time to time.
I also post postsecrets that I've been collecting over the years.
Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.
Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via erkings)
Fun fact: Canada launched the “Don’t Be That Guy” rape prevention campaign targeted at potential rapists rather than potential victims was launched… and the number of reported sexual assaults fell by 10 per cent. within that year. Rape prevention NEEDS to start with education and focus on the perpetrators, not just policing the behavior of potential victims.
I was reading some comments section earlier and the general consensus seemed to be that society can’t do much to prevent rape because if someone is evil enough to rape a poor woman then he’s beyond redemption. But the violent rape by a stranger, the dark alleyway scenario, is only a small percentage of all rapes. Realistically, rape such as date rape happens when one person (not just men) have a different definition than their potential partner of what is appropriate, permissible, or “owed”. A lot of the time, one person doesn’t consider what they are about to do rape, because of rationalizations such as “(s)he got me aroused so (s)he should finish it.” Saying “don’t rape” won’t prevent these instances. Saying “don’t be that guy” is much closer to the mark. Teach people what is appropriate behavior and what is “that guy” behavior, and, well, the statistic above speaks for itself.
that is really the root of the problem and when people say “rape culture” that’s what we’re fucking talking about.
First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.
God bless them
"I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive."
I have finally hit my breaking point. For as long as I can remember I have endured my mother’s abuse, whether it is verbal, emotional, or as seen here physical. I can expect some act of violence on a daily basis, and her beating me is not an usual occurrence, but today something snapped. My mother did this unprovoked, and this time she didn’t stop. Usually it’s bad for a little while and then she’s done, today it went on for what seemed like forever. At a certain point I decided I was going to do something I never do, call the police. You see, my mother is a highly respected and very well known person where I live. She is on the board of ed, worked for CPS for many years, and is close personal friends with people like the local chief of police, director of our local CPS unit, and so on. I always knew that calling wouldn’t go anywhere and just upset her more, but today I had to try. While she was kicking me I found my opportunity, and somehow managed to get away from someone more than twice my size. I ran as fast as I could, knocking things over behind my, trying to find a phone. I dialed and they listened and my mother proceeding to beat me over it, while I screamed for help. For the second time today, I managed to get away from her and ran to my room. I barely had enough time to lock my door, before she starting trying to get it, to the point that she ripped my door off the frame. I decided I was going to stay locked in there, until the police came. The past few months I have been collecting evidence against her, voice recordings, pictures like these, and videos of her violence, so they couldn’t dispute what was going on. But I was dead wrong.
When the officer finally came up to my room, I attempted to tell him my side of the story, but before I could get a sentence out he silenced me. HE told me that this was my mothers house, and I needed to live by her rules. If I didn’t she had the right to punish me. He also told me to be tankful for her, because he wanted to press assault charges against me. finally, he refused, despite my begging, for him to take me to a shelter for teens.
I am utterly disgusted by the injustice that occurred today. I pray there is no one else out there who is living in such a situation. I am not sure exactly what I am getting out of writing this, except maybe that it’s just nice to be able to open up about this, when I have had to keep it a secret my whole life. idk. sorry for posting such heavy shit.
Signal boost the fuck out of this
This happened all the time to me cause my mom was a retired nypd officer.
I once had cops tell me “you think this is bad? You have no idea what would happen to a pretty girl like you in foster care. The system is a lot worse. Suck it up.”
Like oh ok gee thanks officer….
We are Groot.
Harry Potter Book Quotes (1/?): Philosopher’s Stone p.49
"Did yeh never wonder where yer parents learned it all?”
“All what?” asked Harry.
“ALL WHAT?” Hagrid thundered. “Now wait jus’ one second!” He had leapt to his feet. In his anger he seemed to fill the whole hut. The Dursleys were cowering against the wall. “Do you mean ter tell me,” he growled at the Dursleys, “that this boy — this boy! — knows nothin’ abou’ — about ANYTHING?”
Harry thought this was going a bit far. He had been to school, after all, and his marks weren’t bad. “I know some things,” he said. “I can, you know, do math and stuff.”
We’ve officially reached that annoying time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday you die from a heatstroke.
WEAR A BLAZER
Tried to set an alarm to wake up at a decent time and snoozed for like hours and slept until 2 pm anyways ugh I hate myself!!!