500-days-of-autumn:

TUMBLR, I NEED YOUR HELP!

1 in 6 American women and 1 in 33 American men will face attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. We live in a culture that accepts this.

Rape culture is the normalization of rape, in which people are taught don’t get raped instead of don’t rape, in which we are taught that “no” really means “yes,” in which rape is something to laugh and joke around with friends about, in which victims are demonized and rapists glorified. A victim is put on trial rather than the rapist, and the rapist is supported by the community, by strangers, and even by prominent politicians, who talk of “legitimate rape” and “making mistakes” and how “boys will be boys” without ever mentioning the victim.

In a survey conducted of students from 53 high schools across New York State, only 5 mentioned learning about rape and consent in sexual education classes. Those who had little to no sexual education overall cited clothing, drinking, promiscuity, and flirting as the main causes of rape, rather than rapists themselves. Similarly, these respondents also stated that consent could properly be given by those who were underage, intoxicated, or had been coerced; they also tended to believe the harmful stereotype of rape occurring primarily by strangers late at night – an idea that leads to the invalidation of thousands of people’s experiences and the belief that if a rape did not happen in those circumstances, it didn’t happen it all. Only 78% stated that consent was something that was freely given by an individual of age who was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and had not been coerced.

This is what we are trying to change. Consent is mandatory, at all times, in all situations. Yet few people realize this or understand what it means: something that is freely and enthusiastically given by an individual who is of age and who has not been coerced or under the influence of drugs.

We want to combat this.

By signing this petition, you can help raise awareness for the importance and necessity of teaching about consent in schools and help to combat rape culture amongst teens. Please, sign it, spread it, share it, and most importantly, teach everyone you know about what consent is and why everyone needs to be aware of it.

Thank you.

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unwinona:

ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

THIS THIS THIS

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constructiveallyphobia:

the-goddamazon:

totallynotabadvirus:

I just bought my Wonder Woman comic and these were the last two pages. Wonder woman makes me extremely happy.

AND SHE GAVE HIM A PIECE OF THE LASSO OF TRUTH I CAN’T.

Which issue is this? I legitimately need to know.

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The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there.

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dissipate-in-a-violent-place:

telapathetic:

*stays as far away from these people as possible*

*packs my bags*

dissipate-in-a-violent-place:

telapathetic:

*stays as far away from these people as possible*

*packs my bags*

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merlinfanatic77:

biinarykid:

wtfrobin:

oflivingthings:

Snow White. Bengal. Golden. White.

Oh hell yeah this is the coolest picture ever

looks like God ran out of printer ink

reblogging for comment 

merlinfanatic77:

biinarykid:

wtfrobin:

oflivingthings:

Snow White. Bengal. Golden. White.

Oh hell yeah this is the coolest picture ever

looks like God ran out of printer ink

reblogging for comment 

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Eh, what the hey…

Rules: just insert your answers to the questions below and tag at least 10 followers
Name: Corinne (sssshhhhh!); 
Nickname: Riina (more ppl use my “nickname” than my legal name, even at work); Birthday: October 8, 1992 (gosh I feel old); 
Gender: female; Sexuality: heterosexual; 
Height: 5’2”; 
Timezone: Central; 
What time and date is it there? 0949 (that’s right I use military time) 8/29/2014; Average hours of sleep I get each night: 7-8 if I’m lucky; The last thing I googled was: Lzzy Hale; My most used phrase: “I hope to high Heaven that ______” or “I don’t know,”; First word that comes to mind: art; 
What I last said to a family member: “Whatcha doin’?” One place that makes me happy and why: places with lots of trees in the fall, because I love fall, I find the season inspiring ; 
How many blankets I sleep under: 1-2, it gets crazy hot in my apartment, even in the winter; Favourite beverage: water, boring, right? The last movie I watched at the cinema: The Game Stands Tall; Three things I can’t live without: my sketchbooks, music, and my husband; 
Something I plan on learning: more photoshop skillz; 
A piece of advice for all my followers: Never let people discourage you from what you want to do. Do you know the names of the people who opposed Beatrix Potter, Louis Braille, Walt Disney, etc. from their pursuits? No. No one does. That’s my point exactly. You all have to listen to this song: “Thrift Shop” performed by the Vitamin Strong Quartet; My blog(s): Artwhim, OneFineOctoberDay. 

Tagging:

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(please don’t feel compelled c: )

weareallmixedup:

daughtersofdig:

Since 1980, 3000 native Canadian women have been murdered/gone missing. Indigenous women are five times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence. Sixty percent of known perpetrators are white men.

Justice for all Indigenous Women! by Jessica Sabogal | Montréal

1 in 3 Native American women are raped within their lifetime, and are at extreme risk of violence from non-native (white) men. x x x

Despite push from the UN for a national inquiry, Canada continues to largely ignore the violence against Native Women. x

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