save-wiyabi-project:

Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reading List.
Compiled by Lauren Chief Elk
Week 1: Colonial Violence and #MMIW
2. [How Native lands are inherently invadeable therefore Native bodies inherently rapeable] - American Studies without America: Native Feminisms and the Nation-State: http://pages.ucsd.edu/~rfrank/class_web/ES-200A/Week%207/60.2.smith01.pdf
3. Colonialism, Two-Spirit Identity, and the Logics of White Supremacy: http://www.academia.edu/2259929/Colonialism_Two-Spirit_Identity_and_the_Logics_of_White_Supremacy
6. American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16516865
7. Soul Wound: The Legacy of Native American Boarding Schools http://www.amnestyusa.org/node/87342
8. Heteropatriarchy, A Building Block of Empire: http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/736
10. Jennifer Denetdale: Indigenous Feminisms, Queer Indigenous Critique, and Settler Colonialism in the Uprising at Beautiful Mountain http://www.firstpeoplesnewdirections.org/blog/?p=5528
11. Decolonizing Anti-Rape Law and Strategizing Accountability in Native American Communities: http://communityaccountability.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/decolonizing-antirape-law.pdf
12. Maze of Injustice - Failure to Protect Indigenous Women: http://www.amnestyusa.org/pdfs/MazeOfInjustice.pdf
13. Tribal Law & Order Act of 2010: http://www.narf.org/nill/resources/tloa.html
14. What the Signing of the Violence Against Women Act Means to Me http://blog.amnestyusa.org/us/what-the-signing-of-the-violence-against-women-act-means-to-me/
15. The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities http://www.salon.com/2014/02/14/the_missing_women_you_dont_hear_about_how_the_media_fails_indigenous_communities/
16. 2/14 Global Day for MMIW & Community Accountability http://freepdfhosting.com/3262cbec1f.pdf
18. UN Special Rapporteur - Oil, Gas, & Mining Brings Increased Sexual Violence to Native Women: http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/un-special-rapporteur-oil-gas-mining-operations-brings-increased-sexual-violence/
 
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nerdinessinabluebox:

Can we make it so tampons and pads are no longer a taboo topic? Everyone with a vagina needs them, so everyone can handle seeing them in public and accept it as a part of every day life. I’m sick of girls whispering, “Do you have a pad?” I want them to be comfortable screaming to the world, “DO YOU HAVE A PAD BECAUSE I AM GOING THROUGH A COMPLETELY NORMAL PHYSICAL PROCESS!” 

officialfrenchtoast:

It’s a metaphor, see: you hold a pen with your homework in front of you, but you don’t do it, you don’t give it the power to do its killing

angrybisexualcesium:

tbh the only reason anybody is “straight-passing” is because of the common and harmful conception that heterosexuality is the default and that queerness must have extreme and visible markers to be valid

eatsleepdraw:

Yay Game of Thrones. 

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texanunicornmantis:

12/ ∞ eternally fabulous fashions! Nicolas Jebran F/W 2014

dead

buff armin: it's me buff armin. I found out how to defeat every Titan (punches the ground) (the titans all explode revealing robotic parts and a small dog leading each one) wow just as I suspected
mikasa: oh buff armin you did it!!
armin: no mikasa. WE'RE going to do it. RIGHT NOW.
» The Rape Joke

The rape joke
My rape joke
Is that he had a rape fantasy

The rape joke is that the first time
I said it hurt
And he wouldn’t stop
I stopped pleading for a while

The rape joke
Is that getting a tattoo “ruined” me,
Not being the subject of his abuse

The rape joke is that I still
Can’t handle it

The rape joke is that I can’t even
Watch
My favorite shows because they might
Send me down that scary spiral
Back into flashbacks

The rape joke
Is that I carry at least one knife on me at all times
Just in case

The rape joke is that
I can’t even look men dark haired men
With sideburns
In the face

The rape joke is
My own parents blame me

The rape joke is
Reading one of my own friends
A dear friend
Comparing a prank to what I went through
What I endure
And being unable to process it
Or confront them

The rape joke is
Losing control of my mind
Disassociating at random times
Feeling like I’m swimming
Blacking out hours of memory
Not remembering an entire six hour shift
Or how I got home

The rape joke
Is feeling those twisted knots
Every time I see a place he fucked me
Or slapped me
Or reminded me of my place

The rape joke is fighting everyday
To not kill myself
To tell myself I am worth something
That I am valued

The rape joke
Is my right to safety
Against someone else’s right to laugh

The rape joke is I was fifteen when I first
Felt a child
And fifteen
When it left me

The rape joke is I still know
All his rules for me
And still feel my cheeks burning
When I break them

The rape joke
Is that I will never be the same

The rape joke is that
He will be
Because he was “too nice” to be a rapist
And I was too afraid to tell

tags: poetry + rape tw + victim blaming tw + mango blogs about the rape +
mango. mangoing. mangoing. im so sorry

Don’t be

I’m gonna transcend reality and become an illusion

I think I’m just gonna go pick up my cutie from work once he’s off and go from there

fozfens:

you will be perfect

commission for bec! 

paulwelsey:

Get to know me meme - [5/5] favorite tv shows: Game of Thrones.

Power is Power.

At what point do I become the dream girlfriend

The dream sister

The dream daughter

The dream employee

The dream

When do I get to do that honestly I just want to be perfect to someone

Do you ever just need that? Like to be held or something

To feel good because you feel the love of others

» April 20

buddhist-zen:

Fathomed at last!

Ocean’s dried. Void burst.

Without an obstacle in sight,

it’s everywhere!