rape

Lovely Words : The Fight For Respect

via just-the-way-you-arent

This was very touching for me. I hope it can impact you just the same.

“My rapist doesn’t know he’s a rapist. You taught him it wasn’t his fault, I drank too much, flirted and my shorts too short. I was asking for it. He left me in a parking garage staircase. My (ex)boyfriend spit in my face, he called me a SLUT, he called me a whore. I deserved it. My friends gave me dirty looks. They called me trash, not realizing it could have been them. This culture, your culture, my culture, told them, told me, this was my fault. And I suffered. But my rapist doesn’t know he’s a rapist. I am not ashamed. I will take a stand. – SlutWalk, DC 2011”

Here’s some more lovely inspiration that will make your day, or maybe even your week… here

Make a difference.

XO, A