Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like if I wasn’t raped. Then I remember that I’m a firm believer that my experiences have shaped me into exactly who I am today. If only I was okay with who that person is.
Me
thegirlwithcatears-deactivated2 asked:
Thank you so much for sharing your experience and having this blog. I was raped over 100 times while I was in a relationship, but at the time I didn't realize it was rape because I wasn't kicking and screaming. It was only a few months ago I realized it wasn't just bad sex/me being dramatic/me looking too much into it--I was raped. Your story and your blog just reminds me that I am NOT a victim. I am a survivor.

On a certain level, we can relate. It is so hard to BELIEVE yourself that you truly were raped when the scenario doesn’t fit the societal “check list”. It is important that you share and that you speak out because you are validating me and I am validating you - that no matter where you go or how you dress no means no and yes means yes ! :) Thank you for sharing <3 I hope you find peace 


dynesuh asked:
Your blog is so healing. Thank you so much. I'm so glad this is here. You are helping people survive.

<3 Thank you for reaching out. I truly appreciate this comment. You heal me by sharing thoughts like that <3 xoxo


Femininity is depicted as weakness, the sapping of strength, yet masculinity is so fragile that apparently even the slightest brush with the feminine destroys it.
Gwen Sharp 

 

Public Service Announcement: “rape” is not a synonym for every fucking mundane occurrence you happen to suffer. You were not “raped” by your test. You have not been “raped” when you lose your sports game, and it isn’t “rape” when your best friend tries to hug you.

Maybe take a step back and think about what the hell you’re actually saying before you trivialize something so devastating.

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Virginia Woolf (via 100philosophers)

(Source: 100philosophers)

Let’s examine this:

Miss is a word for a woman that has not been married.

Mrs. is an abbreviation of the word Mistress, used as a title for a woman that is married or widowed.

Ms. is a title used for a woman whose marital status is unknown or irrelevant (as in business).

The letters Ms. are not an abbreviation of a word, they are an amalgamation drawn from the letters of Miss and Mrs.

On the other hand, a man is just a mister (Mr.)

You see men don’t have to determine their sexual availability like women.


(Source: faineemae)