gotlovetokill:

Thinking of starting a gofundme, or using a paypal donate button.
I need to get out of this apartment ASAP. I’m in fear for my life.
And the person who should support me the most told me I’m using “a convicted rapist and self proclaimed murderer finding out where I live and writing a manipulative letter telling me he knows where I live as an excuse to be depressed.”

I have very little support. I’m losing hours at work because I am so stressed and the only time I can meet with lawyers & advocates is when I’m scheduled. I haven’t even started the court process yet. The mail workers in the prison said themselves when people don’t accept inmates “apologies” often times a third party attacks the person the inmate tried to get in contact with. They said they see it all the time. My options for protection are limited. I live alone. I’m scared. This man groomed, manipulated and raped me and it feels like I am just as powerless now as I was then.

Does anyone think they could donate even a dollar? Or have any experience with setting up things to get donations?

Reblogging from my personal tumblr. I want to help the survivors around me and often times it’s really hard for me to ask for help… but I’m trying to be brave.


Before you make that first cut.
Instead of cutting.
help to stop binging/purging 
eating disorder help 
help with drugs/pills/addiction
40 reasons to stay alive
remember that if i didn’t care, I wouldn’t have taken the time to google all these things, read them, and make this post. 
i believe in you. 

Before you make that first cut.

Instead of cutting.

help to stop binging/purging 

eating disorder help 

help with drugs/pills/addiction

40 reasons to stay alive

remember that if i didn’t care, I wouldn’t have taken the time to google all these things, read them, and make this post. 

i believe in you. 

smartgirlsattheparty:

huffingtonpost:

Famous Women Point Out Exactly Why Leaking Nude Photos Is So Very Wrong

This past Sunday, a 4chan user posted nude and revealing photos online, supposedly hacked from the iCloud accounts of numerous female celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Lea Michele and more. While some outlets have reported this leak as a juicy celebrity “scandal,” it’s more accurately described as a sex crime.

For more celebrity reactions including Mary E. Winstead and Kirsten Dunst go here. 

We need to STOP victim-blaming! 

Submitted story-

Anonymous please,

one day I was walking to my school busstop and I was in seventh grade, but I did look older for my age, and I was dressed up for a field trip So while I was walking a truck was stopped but there were no cars and he wouldn’t move so I just walked behind the truck and he finally turned but then he made a u turn but I was on the other side of the street and he started yelling out his window. So I got to my bus stop and was a bit startled, my bus wasn’t going to be there for ten more minutes and the other students always came at the last minute but I didn’t see the truck so I just put in my headphone and relaxed. About two minutes later the truck was parked on the street and the man got out and said something to me. I pulled out my earbuds and said “what?” and he asked “do you need a ride?” I said no and he went behind me and was messing with construction material(a house was being built). So about two minutes later the other girl finally came I was waving to her ( she was in her car and usually didn’t come out until the bus came and I usually didn’t wave to her) so the man saw that and finally got back into his truck and watched me until I got on the school bus. When I was at school I asked one of my law teachers if that was legal and he told me to tell my parents but when I got home my mother said ” that skirt is awfully short, I’m surprised you didn’t get raped” so I decided not to tell her about it and only a couple close friends know about it. Its hard to not be able to tell my own mother about the experience because she makes remarks about girls clothing a LOT! She doesn’t understand its not the victims fault its the perpetrators fault! Thanks for letting me vent and I love this account! Sexism and victim blaming needs to stop.

—Thank you for sharing! You would think a mother wouldn’t take the thought of her own daughter getting raped so lightly. So many women are in denial and disillusioned by the patriarchy. Even though I know my mother loves me and supports me, I can’t talk to her about being a survivor without the conversation ending in tears because of comments similar to this. This is exactly why we need spaces where we can support each other without victim blaming. And also why there needs to be awareness. So many people haven’t the faintest clue as to how their language perpetuates a culture where rape is rampant and victims are blamed and kept silent.

selfcareafterrape:

Respecting a survivor’s sense of self is really the biggest thing- and as always, Support and Affirm Worth.

I hope you guys are having a fabulous Wednesday, and as always, take care of yourselves <3

"

I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity from the ridiculous, to the grotesque, to the sometimes fatal, at some point - in the last couple hours - because of their skin color.

Race is there and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.

"

Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, 8/26/14 (via klarizewatchesmovies)

Pro-everything he said is completely true.

Con-black ppl have been saying this forever, but when a white guy says it-it becomes a story.

(via tigerwithagoldchain)

A message from Anonymous
What are your views of other women that look down on other women for wearing less clothes then them or being comfortable with their sexuality. I see a lot of girls attack other girls because they post probody pictures of their butts boobs etc. They will say you can't be feminist basically because you are not conservative. I'm just confused as of why people think just because you wear booty shorts that means your not a feminist. Feminism has nothing to do with booty shorts or booty pics lol
A reply from newwavefeminism

you’re absolutely right. feminism is NOT about policing other expressions of feminity.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls &amp; Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot &amp; Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot &amp; Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

Eleanor Bumpurs

Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

Aug. 26 11:55 am

justice4mikebrown:

On Beyonce in the previous post…

NOT TO MENTION: Beyonce has stadiums screaming and chanting ‘EAT THE CAKE ANNA MAE’ - completely making a mockery of the real Anna Mae aka Tina Turner, a fellow woman of color and survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault at the hands of Ike Turner. The quote ‘eat the cake’ directly comes from an actor playing him in What’s Love Got To Do With It, in a scene where he’s being abusive because of his jealousy of her career.

I want to love Beyonce but I just fucking can’t. Not with that bullshit. If you let your husband make a joke out of a DV and SA survivor’s life, I have a serious problem with you.

And it makes me wonder how healthy their relationship is. I already hated Jay Z, but now I am extra suspect of how he treats women, specifically black women.

Only one radio station in my city censored the line, and that was our only hip hop & r&b station predominantly run by black people. They knew what was up.

Younger generations- DO YOUR RESEARCH! Don’t let these money hungry assholes infiltrate your mind with DV & SA jokes because you’re too young to remember Tina Turner.