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"They only ask how you’re doing to hear you say fine"
-One Color; Neil Hilborn and Renee Schminkey (via decimatedruins)
"Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused."
- Freda Adler (via beautifulvictims)

Here’s the real reason that rape jokes are troubled territory –

Because the rape victims say so.

They get to say that. They get to feel that way. On this, they can set the cultural rules.

It’s not about right or wrong, or logic versus emotion, or arguments of oversensitivity and hypocrisy — you have the free speech to make whatever jokes you want or talk about rape in whatever way you feel is illuminating. But they get to be upset about it. And call you on it. And be hurt by it.

But consider this:

You get to not be a rape victim.

They, however, are not afforded that luxury. Ever again.

That may be the most important consideration of them all.


Chuck Wendig is my hero (x)

"If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being."
-Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via byebyethinspo)