26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them
We agree. We also champion any women’s sexual preference and right to them. There is a difference between a bdsm lifestyle and being abused. And we absolutely agree that society makes some women think being abused is normal. And something absolutely needs to change. Thanks for the message!
There is nothing wrong with wanting attention. It doesn’t make you selfish. It doesn’t make you desperate or pathetic or weak. It makes you human. We all want to be noticed. We all need to feel seen and heard and valued. And we all deserve to have those needs met. You are no exception. You deserve to take up space. You deserve to be acknowledged and loved and cared for. You deserve to shine. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, convince you otherwise.
Ylvis, educating people about the female reproductive system.
these guys will be the death of me.[x]
i died at the pH value
I just learnt more about the vagina in like 10 seconds than I have ever learnt in my entire life
Debating whether or not I should share this with my anatomy and physiology professor.
GOOD NEWS! MARISSA ALEXANDER HAS BONDED OUT OF JAIL according to ActionNewsJax. She left about midnight on Wednesday (nov. 27th). She is currently under house arrest awaiting a new trial. (Bond Order).
Through pain and tears I originally blogged this a few months ago. (Thanks for the address update!) I just learned today that she is getting a new trial! I am scared to get my hopes up. Disappointment is only one of the few painful emotions that I am used to because of racism, sexism and misogynoir. But I still have a bit of hope for her individually while knowing that the system itself needs revolution, not exceptionalist cases or even revision. Revolution.
I want her freed.
The appeals court judge ruled that the lower court judge improperly put a burden on Alexander to prove that the firing was in self-defense. ‘The defendant’s burden is only to raise a reasonable doubt concerning self-defense,’ Daniel wrote. ‘The defendant does not have the burden to prove the victim guilty of the aggression defended against beyond a reasonable doubt.’ He ordered a retrial. A separate proceeding would determine whether Alexander could be released on bail pending that trial.
Sending her, her family and her legal team good wishes. <3
Boom! One quick update - here’s Marissa’s most current address:
11120 NW Gainesville Rd
Ocala, FL 34482
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Marissa Alexander. Never forget that she was in a domestically violent relationship with a man that admitted (in an affidavit) to abusing all of his babies’ moms. Never forget that there was an existing restraining order against him. Never forget that he beat her while she was pregnant. Never forget that she had given birth only a few days before all of this. Never forget that she fired the warning shot into the ceiling, not injuring nor killing anyone. Never forget that the so-called “plea” offered to her included 3 years of jail and losing custody of her child. Never forget that despite having a concealed weapon’s license and knowing how to use the gun, following all laws, and trying to protect herself from a repeatedly abusive man, she still was sentenced to twenty years in prison.
Self-defense doesn’t apply to cis heterosexual Black women like Marissa Alexander fighting off domestically violent men. Self defense doesn’t apply to Black trans women like Cece McDonald when fighting off strangers. People we once loved or complete strangers have no obligation to consider our lives valuable and we have no legal claim to protect said life. This is the reality of White supremacist capitalist patriarchy and its outgrowth pustule that is the criminal justice system and prison industrial complex. Black women are the fastest growing group of incarcerated people. Many of them are there for charges related to men and self-defense, related to poverty or to both. In Marissa’s case, she had a Master’s degree. Why does this matter? Because the myth that respectability politics/class/income can save or protect us is at hand, again. It cannot protect us.
To stay up to date on her case:
- Justice For Marissa blog
- Free Marissa Now Tumblr blog
- Justice For Marissa Alexander Facebook page
- 4 Lies, Distortions and Inaccuracies made in the Marissa Alexander case (good article)
Bruce A. Zimmet, Esq., One Financial Plaza, Suite 2612, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33394
To write her a letter of love and support:
Marissa Alexander #2012033887
500 East Adam St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Please visit this page for details/instructions on how to send her a letter or card, as with the punishment industry, there are restrictions and specifications.
Let’s continue to fight for her and support her and her children.
The Indian beauty myth has its roots in the so-called history of the Aryan-Dravidian divide, which has permeated Indian consciousness for decades. As the story goes, Aryans invaded India sometime in 1200 B.C., driving Dravidians, the original Indian race, farther south. The Aryans-in-the-North and Dravidians-in-the-South theory supposedly explained linguistic differences between the two regions. More importantly, it explained why North Indians were lighter skinned than South Indians, an idea which gained traction during the racial stratification of British rule and elevated the social status (read: marriageability) of lighter-skinned Indians above their darker counterparts. The Aryan-Dravidian myth was debunked in 2009 by a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, which used DNA samples from Indians in both regions to prove that there was no genetic difference between the two. Still, the idea that some Indians have a claim to “whiteness” continues to rule the country’s concept of beauty.
Valerie Forrestal, The In Crowd or Fear and Loathing in Library Land.
If you’ve ever felt like you’re not good enough in your job, read this.
Do your job. Do it well. If you don’t like your job, start taking the necessary steps to do something else, and cede your current position to someone who will love it. If you have passion for what you do, it will show. You will shine. You may not realize it, because people tend to be more vocal about negatives than positives, so you may have to pay special attention for the signs that you’ve made it into the library world’s little secret society. But I’m stating, here and now, that membership is not based on awards and honors. It’s based on increased story-time attendance, and heartfelt thank yous from parents, and internet colleagues who are truly excited to meet you in person, and ex-co-workers who still rave about you, long after you’re gone. All those things, when added up and over time, are worth far more than any single honor or hollow victory. They can’t be taken away from you. They make you more than a leader, more than a rockstar. They make you a luminary.