1. Notes: 1 / 13 hours ago  from brandipbenton
  2. Notes: 107 / 13 hours ago  from steampunk-girl

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  3. Notes: 15 / 13 hours ago  from brandipbenton (originally from quotebites)

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  4. Notes: 86113 / 13 hours ago  from brandipbenton (originally from jenniferbarkley)

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  5. Notes: 66308 / 13 hours ago  from brandipbenton (originally from smoestoe)


    Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.

  6. Notes: 95314 / 13 hours ago  from brandipbenton (originally from diregays)
    "When a 16 year old girl in Ohio was filmed being raped by two boys at a party
    CNN reporters talked about how tragic it was
    because the rapists could have been star athletes
    Because God forbid we lose a future football star
    over something as silly as forcing oneself onto an unconscious girl
    You say that victims of sexual assault were asking for it
    But was that 8 year old girl asking for it
    When you told her you would give her a ride home?
    Did her overalls provoke you?
    Isn’t it awful we live in a world where 1 in 5 women
    Have been sexually assaulted
    But only 3% of rapists spend even a day in jail.
    That is rape culture.
    You say that a woman is “cold”
    Because she didn’t like him kissing her neck,
    but when he refused to stop
    it’s considered his “natural behavior”.
    That is rape culture.
    You say that men who are victims of rape are “weak”
    But tell that to former U.S. Marine
    James Landrith,
    Who was raped at the age of 19.
    That is rape culture.
    Thinking that sexual assault
    Against women is “the norm”,
    That is rape culture
    Rape culture is a Lawmaker from Maine
    Saying that if a woman has the right to abortion
    Then a man should have the right
    To use his superior strength
    To force himself on a woman
    It is the boys in my class laughing at this poem
    And the word “rape”
    Being their favorite joke.
    Rape culture is believing that a woman can’t become pregnant
    As a result of rape
    When actually 32,000 women in the U.S.
    Become pregnant from rape every year.
    So maybe we should stop saying
    “Boys will be boys”
    and “She was asking for it”
    And start teaching men and women
    To not rape."

    my protest poem for language arts 

    (inspired by this post by wearethefourthwave)

    (Source: diregays)

  7. Notes: 4306 / 2 days ago  from micdotcom

Woman fires back at misogynistic troll in the best way possible 
  8. Notes: 4822 / 2 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from timetochangekw)

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  9. Notes: 49796 / 3 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from self-love-for-all)


    If you relapse, repeat after me:

    • You are not weak.
    • You have not lost this battle.
    • You are not selfish.
    • You are not out of control.
    • All the progress you made hasn’t magically disappeared.
    • You are not a failure.
    • Life is a cycle of highs and lows- good times are ahead, so keep going forward.
    • You matter.
  10. Notes: 101 / 3 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from loves4free)

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