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This is the rape joke:
My best friend was four years old the first time his father came into his room at midnight and tore out his throat. He still has days when I cannot hold him because the memory of a bleeding trachea haunts his doorway. He has not been home for the holidays in many years, but – even now – hands are seen as weapons.

This is the rape joke:
I have been told by more than twenty people that they have been raped. To all of them, I asked where the rapist was. From none of them, I heard ‘jail.’

This is the rape joke:
Once my brother told me that I was so ugly, I would be a virgin forever. Unless someone raped me. But even they wouldn’t come back for seconds.

This is the rape joke:
I believed him.

This is the rape joke:
I now look at every woman on the street and wonder if the space between her legs is a crime scene, surrounded by ripped caution tape. The statistics tell me that this is so common that I will never be in a room that does not contain a survivor. Not even if I am in that room alone.

This is the rape joke:
I was thirteen years old, and he was supposed to be just a friend.

This is the rape joke:
When his older brother came home, the boy pulled away. He wiped the tears from my face and said ‘we should do this again some time.’

This is the rape joke:
When I finally told my parents, they asked what I had been wearing.

This is the rape joke:
I had been wearing my innocence. My trust. I had worn the love I held for humanity and expected to be treated well. I had never been taught that I would be that girl, the one who keeps a mine of secrets between her legs – that girl was the slut. I wasn’t supposed to be breakable.
What had I been wearing? I wore the rape joke, then I became it.

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This is the Rape Joke | d.a.s

After Lora Mathis’s poem “the Rape Joke

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maddieonthings:

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asmilinggoddess:

asmilinggoddess:

now that im in the space mood i’d like to remind each and every one of you that NASA drew a dick on mars. we drew a dick on another planet.  that is mankind’s legacy.

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THIS IS AN ACTUAL PHOTO OF THE SURFACE OF MARS. PLEASE NEVER FORGET THIS.

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foxnewsofficial:

internetexplorers:

a text I did not think I would ever have to send
hauteinnocence:

Vera Wang A/W 2014 Bridal Ad Campaign
iquoterelatable:

relatable gifs and quotes

bellecosby:

bellecosby:

White people who stay in their lane tend to age well

Jennifer Aniston (45)

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Paul Rudd (45)

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Mariska (50)

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all white people who are stayin in their lane and ain’t crackin 

"Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made."
Tyler Kent White  (via illseeyouontheflipside)
"Lust is Saturday night; love is Sunday morning."

Kid in my lit class

Simple yet very true

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popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

straightedgemama:

thew0lfqueen:

Don’t date someone you wouldn’t own a dog with

This is like really sound advice though


when people stop paying attention to her for two minutes