(this post title thanks to BJ Ward's fantastic poem which can be viewed here) This post is for Asher Brown. This post is for Seth Walsh. This post is for Billy Lucas. This post is for Tyler Clementi. This post is for Raymond Chase. There are no numbers here. There are faces and names and… Continue reading Note: Somewhere in this poem there may be people alive and I’m trying like mad to reach them.
via Document the Silence:In October 2007 people all over the United States gathered physically and in spirit to speak out against violence against women of color. Some of us wore red all day and explained that we were reclaiming and reframing our bodies as a challenge to the widespread acceptance of violence against women of… Continue reading October 30: Be Bold. Wear Red.
Now this shit pisses me off:Ashley Todd, who reported she was attacked by an Obama supported in "a bad part of Pittsburgh" while taking money out of an ATM, has admitted to making it up.This situation presents several problems:1. She's attempted to tamper with an election. As a McCain supporter, she created a negative portrayal… Continue reading Why?
Think about this.Do you have a mother? Sister? Female cousin? Daughter? Aunts?Just one more reason I'm voting Obama/Biden this November 4.
I know that rape has been used as a tool in war for a long time. It's a way to exert control, flaunt power, lower morale and undermine the spirit. In my opinion, it's probably the worst violation that can happen to a person, with survivors living through an incredibly painful psychological aftermath that can… Continue reading Spotlight: DRC
I have refrained from blogging on this situation because Cara @ the Curvature has done such a phenomenal job with it. However, I'll blog it now, because the situation is "resolved" - inasmuch as a sexual assault can ever be resolved.For the full story of what actually happened, visit this link - a history of… Continue reading kyle payne
while reading the Curvature:I've just lost my appetite (trigger warning).
...throw up. For real.Check this out.