We are stronger than the storm that dwells inside.

gothsportscore:

i don’t want to be a part of a college system where plagiarism is a worse crime than rape

So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.
Attachments, Rainbow Rowell (via psych-facts)
insteadofcutting:

Submitted by ellen-the-mellon: I thought this was perfect for this website. Follow these rules, they will transform your life !

insteadofcutting:

Submitted by ellen-the-mellon: I thought this was perfect for this website. Follow these rules, they will transform your life !

If a female student got drunk and had her car stolen the university would call the police. If she got drunk and had her computer stolen, they would call the police. If she got drunk and had her phone stolen, they would call the police. The fact that she was drunk would not even be factored in when assessing if a crime had been committed. But if she gets drunk and has her body invaded and her humanity stolen, school administrations are perplexed about what to do.
It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt.
Tom Gates (via psych-facts)
msnbc:

In 98% of domestic violence cases, financial abuse keeps victims trapped. Kerry Washington has a plan to help stop that.

msnbc:

In 98% of domestic violence cases, financial abuse keeps victims trapped. Kerry Washington has a plan to help stop that.

loveisrespect:

plannedparenthoodla:

One question we get a lot is, “If you’re in a serious relationship, do you have to have sex?”
No. Sexual intercourse is just ONE way a person can express their sexuality and their feelings toward their partner. In a relationship, both partners should communicate what they want and what their boundaries are. Both partners have the right to abstain from sex or practice safer sex, but if one person is not ready to have sexual intercourse, then the COUPLE is not ready.

Yes! If you’re not ready, that’s ok, and your partner should respect that! If the person you’re with is every pressuring you to go further than you want, the relationship shift might need a tune up—no matter how much you love them.

loveisrespect:

plannedparenthoodla:

One question we get a lot is, “If you’re in a serious relationship, do you have to have sex?”

No. Sexual intercourse is just ONE way a person can express their sexuality and their feelings toward their partner. In a relationship, both partners should communicate what they want and what their boundaries are. Both partners have the right to abstain from sex or practice safer sex, but if one person is not ready to have sexual intercourse, then the COUPLE is not ready.

Yes! If you’re not ready, that’s ok, and your partner should respect that! If the person you’re with is every pressuring you to go further than you want, the relationship shift might need a tune up—no matter how much you love them.

feminishblog:

blackgirlsrpretty2:

it’s not your job to entertain him by sending him nudes

it’s not your job to satisfy him sexually because he’s horny

you are not required to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or that you don’t want to do

don’t be scared of “losing him”

he most likely wasn’t anything worth keeping

This was me for the longest time. I felt obligated to do whatever he asked. 

When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you.

Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. (via mykicks)

AHaha. haaaa. hh.

(via thefeministbookclub)

dangergays:

Things not to say to someone who self-harms:

  • “I’ve seen worse.” This is super invalidating and will make them feel terrible, and may compel them to self-harm more severely. Self-harm is self-harm, and it is serious.
  • “You’re doing it for attention.” Chances are that, no,…
You know you're a survivor when your fiends ask if they can hug you and you really want a hug but have to say no because otherwise you will be triggered
Anonymous