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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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riplucas:

Idk I just think it’s kinda messed up that if someone says they don’t like pop music theyre suddenly labelled as a pretentious asshole who doesn’t know how to have fun but if they dislike any other genre of music no one really cares

riplucas:

today in my psychology class i was reading articles and one of them included a study that showed that your anxiety levels rise when you listen to music that you don’t like


navy seals war dogs get razor sharp titanium canines that can tear through body armor “it’s like getting stabbed four times all at once by a bone crusher”

navy seals war dogs get razor sharp titanium canines that can tear through body armor “it’s like getting stabbed four times all at once by a bone crusher”

i-wanna-be-stereotyped:

I wish my friends would take random pictures of me when we hang out because I’m an arrogant prick and I want more pictures of myself that aren’t selfies.

becauselukehemmings:

Calum/4

not my photos or textposts//credit to owners//my edit

please do not steal

theintermediatestates:

theboifromvenus: This is such an amazing, creative and proactive approach towards negativity. I’m re-blogging this as I can be applied to any one’s life and struggle.


Steal My Girl Video – Can We Break The VEVO Record?
On Friday 24th October this week (at 4pm GMT), the Steal My Girl video is going to be unleashed… and, it might just be the best One Direction video ever… You may have heard rumours of a chimp, lion, sumo wrestlers and ballet dancers being in the vid and we can confirm - they’re all true. So with the prospect of this literally being the video EVER, what better way to celebrate than going for the VEVO 24 hour record. That’s right – can we beat Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ with 19.6 million views in one day alone? If anyone can – it’s the best fans in the world* Make sure everyone and everything is prepared - we’re going to need support all around the world to give it a go. If you wanna start spreading the word – we’re using #StealMyGirlVEVORecord
REMEMBER: The video airs on Friday 24th October @ 4pm GMT. Get Ready.
*according to Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn

Steal My Girl Video – Can We Break The VEVO Record?

On Friday 24th October this week (at 4pm GMT), the Steal My Girl video is going to be unleashed… and, it might just be the best One Direction video ever… You may have heard rumours of a chimp, lion, sumo wrestlers and ballet dancers being in the vid and we can confirm - they’re all true. So with the prospect of this literally being the video EVER, what better way to celebrate than going for the VEVO 24 hour record. That’s right – can we beat Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ with 19.6 million views in one day alone? If anyone can – it’s the best fans in the world* Make sure everyone and everything is prepared - we’re going to need support all around the world to give it a go. If you wanna start spreading the word – we’re using #StealMyGirlVEVORecord

REMEMBER: The video airs on Friday 24th October @ 4pm GMT. Get Ready.

*according to Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn