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i can’t believe nick died a year ago today. i’m kind of jealous of his friends that keep posting such nice pics with him, but then i remember that we were too busy ruling freshman year to pose for the camera. i’ll never forget the times i spent acting a fool and he spent laughing hysterically, hanging out in the dorms/lounge with all our leo 8 friends.

i have to remember to appreciate every day more.

lana-grant-may:

carry-on-my-wayward-nun:

p1ants:

i think freckles, stretch marks, tattoos, bruises, birthmarks and scars are probably the coolest thing, you started with almost a blank canvas and look at u now, all this evidence that you’ve lived and the sun has shone on you and you’ve grown and maybe tripped up a few times and liked an image so much u made it a permanent part of u, beautiful.

That’s one of the most uplifting things I’ve read

This needs to get passed around more

(Source: paintgod)

4.5% of the men in the United States is an incredibly high number – that translates into over six million men.

If you added up every US citizen who was officially unemployed or looking for work in 2001, that would be less than the total number of rapists.

If you added up every US citizen who is Jewish, that would still be less than the total number of rapists.

If you added up every teenage boy who had any sort of job – an afterschool job, a summer job, working full-time after dropping out, including all of those – you’d still have over a million fewer people then the total number of rapists.

There are twice as many rapists in the USA as there are single mothers.

For every drunk driver who is in a fatal accident this year, there are over 500 rapists.

If you take every doctor and nurse in the United States; and you added them to every librarian, every cashier, every cop, every postal clerk, and every bank teller in the whole country; you still wouldn’t have as many people as the number of rapists in the United States.

(Think of that a second – think of how often, in your daily life, you’ve seen cops and cashiers and all those other folks. Odds are, you’ve run into rapists more often than that).

To paraphrase Tim Wise: In short, “only” 4.5% of the male population is a lot of people, so that even by the most optimistic assessment of how many men are rapists, there are literally millions out there who not only would but have raped a woman. When combined with those who are less vicious – those who haven’t raped, but would be willing to in the right circumstances, and those who would make excuses for why other men rape, it becomes clear just how real a widespread a problem rape and rape-supportive attitudes are among men today.

http://amptoons.com/blog/2004/05/05/how-many-men-are-rapists/ (via bitterseafigtree)

(Source: afronaut)

Leaked Frat Emails Discuss Rape, Assault, Substance Abuse

i have many feelings about this. the thing i feel most passionately about is that these girls’ names shouldn’t have been released. i read 40 out of 70 pages at the bar last night and was surprised to see i knew a few of the kids mentioned. survivors of sexual assault shouldn’t have to relive their experiences through a huffington post article.

that being said, i want to see EI and others who think that kind of language and treatment of women are acceptable get their asses handed to them. sorry, i said it.

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