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[TW: rape] Boys who allegedly drug a girl and then rape her, kidnap her, rape her again, photograph her, photograph her rape, urinate on her then create videos boasting about it, do it because they are fearless and entitled. (I wrote that sentence out deliberately because I’m sick of seeing “she was raped” — like she was an agent in her assault or that there was no real perpetrator.) These boys were not taught, by fully culpable adults, that these actions are morally repugnant crimes against humanity. Because we laugh about rape and mock people who object. Girls who witnessed these events don’t speak up because they have no faith they won’t be next, they have no confidence they will be believed, they’ve learned to internalize the contempt our culture has for them. After all, we teach our children that it’s acceptable for boys to be protected from shaming and punishment after they’ve sexually assaulted, and to attend schools where there are ‘rape factories’ and where frat boys play games like ‘who would you rape.’

Soraya Chemaly, “Rape Has a Purpose” (via littlebumgorf)

(Source: The Huffington Post)


Anthropomorphic Representations of the Lands of Homestuck, by BEAR-PRINCESS

In order, from left to right:

First row (Beta Kids): Land of Wind and Shade, Land of Light and Rain, Land of Heat and Clockwork, Land of Frost and Frogs

Second Row (Alpha Kids): Land of Crypts and Helium, Land of Pyramids and Neon, Land of Mounds and Xenon, Land of Tombs and Krypton

Third Row (Trolls): Land of Pulse and Haze, Land of Little Cubes and Tea, Land of Maps and Treasure, Land of Rays and Frogs

Fourth Row (Other Trolls): Land of Quartz and Melody, Land of Sand and Zephyr, Land of Wrath and Angels, Land of Dew and Glass

(Source: bane-of-giygas)

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