recoveryisbeautiful:

Sexual Abuse Awareness
Don’t leave the men out.

recoveryisbeautiful:

Sexual Abuse Awareness

Don’t leave the men out.

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Q
I really need to get this out but I was raped by my older brother. I was 13 and he was 29. He would take care of me when my parents left to work. I was sleeping and I woke up to him on top of me. Up to this day no one knows, and he's carrying on without a problem in the world. I hate myself so much for letting it happen. I'm sorry about this randomly being here, I just needed to get it out of my chest.
Anonymous
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Completely understandable to want to get it off your chest and to tell someone, finally, after all these years. These types of things eat you up alive, especially when you’re quiet about it. Is there somebody you could talk to in person about it? Like a friend or a counselor? Maybe don’t tell family until you’re sure you’re ready for what’s to follow. But I totally agree that it’s hard to suffer and it makes it harder knowing your rapist is doing just fine, at least on the outside. Help is always available when you ask for it. And I’m here everyday too if you want to message me again. But you did not let it happen. That was his choice. That was something he did to you. You didn’t have a say in it. And it wasn’t your fault. He was the adult. He should have known better. 


I’m tempted to just come out with it and tell my photo professor what happened to me. I feel like he will be understanding since he was when I told him my depression got worse and that’s why I couldn’t do the homework. But I’m hesitant. For some reason I’m scared that I’ll regret telling him. It’s also close to midnight so I won’t do it now. I can wait and think.


Oh, and my school never even got back to me on the alcohol and drug education program/seminar/ I don’t even know.

I will not remind them. Hopefully they forget.

But if they’re not following up on me that probably means they’re not following up on him either. So the one and only ever so slight punishment may not even happen, if they continue to forget. 

This is the world we live in.


My photo professor sent me an email asking me to tell him more about me, so that he can write a recommendation for the other college. So I did. I even told him that something bad happened to me here and I didn’t like how it was handled, and because of it I got a “service dog,” and that that was the best thing that happened to me all year. I didn’t tell him what happened. But when he sees how personal my final project is, he’s going to put it together.

Self portraits dealing with rape. A poem on rape. The words “my school tried to silence me. They let my rapist off the hook, unpunished.” And another ” I will not be silenced.” I mean, come on. My whole class will probably figure it out. And sure, it might be uncomfortable. Especially if they ask questions. And they will. I’ll just need to think of responses ahead of time.  


Q
(cont) the next sunday at church I tried to tell my friend, Lydia, but she said I was lying and got really mad at me so I didn't talk about it. I tried to avoid her brother as much as I could after that. I moved and "forgot" about it, but thought about it again when I was in 8th grade and really realized what he was going to do, so I got /super/ paranoid and now I cringe whenever someone touches me. I tried telling me sister, but she didn't say anything and talked about her life more.
Anonymous
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I’m sorry that happened to you. But I’m glad that you were able to escape him and not get seriously hurt. It’s clear that he knew what he was doing. Maybe at first it started off innocently, and then he got the idea the more you did it. And he was trying to ease you into it and get you comfortable with the whole pinning you down in a playful way kind of a thing. But the fact that he decided to lock the door to try and trap you in the room with him really does show that he had bad intentions. And the fact that you were a child and it started off as a game of sorts is what makes people think that you’re just over reacting, because “all children do things like this because they’re curious.” And yes, it’s true that they’re curious. But most don’t have to try and assault somebody. Also, the fact that he could pick you up and carry you, AND pin you down, shows that he was a lot bigger and stronger than you were at the time. He really knew what he was doing. He knew about body parts and all of that. For him it definitely was not a curiosity thing. It was more of a power thing. I’m sorry that people don’t see it that way. It’s hard when they downplay something that upset you. 


Q
In 4th grade I was at friend's house & I was playing a game with her and her brother. He'd hold us, run around & throw us on a bed. & do the next girl. He started pinning me to bed & his pants fell down. I told him his belt was undone, slipped under him & ran out. He kept doing this to me. Started closing the door eventually too. The last time, he locked the door, and held me to the bed. I kicked him, but when I tried to open the door he held it shut. I kicked him again & ran home. (cont)
Anonymous
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essence-of-ebony:

roropcoldchain:

escapedgoat:

missjia:

Such a sad ass world we live in. What’s even more sad is the number of women on his timeline agreeing with this shit. Whatever happened to women sticking together to fight for what’s right to subsequently get rid of wrong? These “hos” that he’s referring to will cosign ANYTHING for a follow, retweet, or compliment. A boy with no respect, home training, or (obvious) control of his dick and his sheep….sad as every single fuck.

He can be reported as spam on Twitter, or you can report him to cp@twitter.com. he needs to go.

If these niggas get set on fire, it’s their fault for standing still.

TF is ” tasteful violence? “.

(via musingsofanawkwardblackgirl)


misandry-mermaid:

misandry-mermaid:

please put this shit on blast. his twitter name is @swerveodactyl and he’s being a complete asshole when called out on that tweet. His name is Beau Miller, he’s a junior at some high school in Washington state, I couldn’t figure out which but I’m sure you guys can help. Thank you so much!
[Submission]

An update:  Beau Miller posted this on 4/10 at 4:09pm

misandry-mermaid:

misandry-mermaid:

please put this shit on blast. his twitter name is @swerveodactyl and he’s being a complete asshole when called out on that tweet. His name is Beau Miller, he’s a junior at some high school in Washington state, I couldn’t figure out which but I’m sure you guys can help. Thank you so much!

[Submission]

An update:  Beau Miller posted this on 4/10 at 4:09pm


"My school tried to silence me, but I won’t be silenced!"

Self portraits for my final photography project.


projectunbreakable:

Photographed in Portland, OR on 02/28/14.


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