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by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the White House before signing a memorandum creating a task force to respond to campus rapes.

The White House is launching a new sexual assault prevention campaign, called “It’s On Us,” that hopes to mobilize college men to get involved in the fight against campus rape. The focus of the campaign is somewhat of a…

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tamorapierce:

samuraigalaxy:

creytia:

All right, guys, I need you to do me a favor.
This is Anna M. Smith. She goes to school with me at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and she’s been missing since September 2nd.
She’s originally from High Point, North Carolina, is 18, and she has short, red hair, blue eyes, nose piercings, a tattoo of a sunflower on her upper chest near her right collar bone, a tattoo in Latin over her lower left ribs, is 5 foot 9, and is described as having a “slender build.”
Please help us out in finding her. If you see her or hear from her somehow, please call Appalachian State University police at (828)-262-2150, or contact me so that I can do so.
I know that basically none of my followers live in the area, but please, spread this around and give us a better chance of finding her. Bring her home.

I live in the area we needa find this girl!!

Friends, have you seen this girl?

Anna Smith was found dead last week from a suicide.
While App State has still not released information regarding the note left (nor do I particularly think they should- I do understand respecting boundaries here.) there is, reason to believe that it was due to a sexual assault that occurred soon before she went missing.
As some of you know, the college I went to- and proceeded to exit from under a ‘psych leave’ was Appalachian State. 
Appalachian State has a long history of neglecting survivors.  (You’ll have to look for it. the article is mostly about football and a certain professor being removed (though if I remember correctly I think she was later allowed back) but there’s a large portion talking about things that were going on while I was still a student.)
While App has tried to start making things right- it still has a long way to go.
Please, if you or someone you know has gone through sexual trauma, keep an eye on their behavior. Even if the most support you can offer is to be a physical presence in their lives- the friends I had at the time are the only reason I am able to do SCaR now. People willing to let me sleep while they studied because I couldn’t sleep without someone I trusted in the room with me, people who walked with me to classes- or let me skip my classes to go to theirs, who ate with me and asked to make sure I was eating.
Our schools are letting us down, the police are letting us down.
We have to be there for one another. 

selfcareafterrape:

tamorapierce:

samuraigalaxy:

creytia:

All right, guys, I need you to do me a favor.

This is Anna M. Smith. She goes to school with me at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and she’s been missing since September 2nd.

She’s originally from High Point, North Carolina, is 18, and she has short, red hair, blue eyes, nose piercings, a tattoo of a sunflower on her upper chest near her right collar bone, a tattoo in Latin over her lower left ribs, is 5 foot 9, and is described as having a “slender build.”

Please help us out in finding her. If you see her or hear from her somehow, please call Appalachian State University police at (828)-262-2150, or contact me so that I can do so.

I know that basically none of my followers live in the area, but please, spread this around and give us a better chance of finding her. Bring her home.

I live in the area we needa find this girl!!

Friends, have you seen this girl?

Anna Smith was found dead last week from a suicide.

While App State has still not released information regarding the note left (nor do I particularly think they should- I do understand respecting boundaries here.) there is, reason to believe that it was due to a sexual assault that occurred soon before she went missing.

As some of you know, the college I went to- and proceeded to exit from under a ‘psych leave’ was Appalachian State. 

Appalachian State has a long history of neglecting survivors.  (You’ll have to look for it. the article is mostly about football and a certain professor being removed (though if I remember correctly I think she was later allowed back) but there’s a large portion talking about things that were going on while I was still a student.)

While App has tried to start making things right- it still has a long way to go.

Please, if you or someone you know has gone through sexual trauma, keep an eye on their behavior. Even if the most support you can offer is to be a physical presence in their lives- the friends I had at the time are the only reason I am able to do SCaR now. People willing to let me sleep while they studied because I couldn’t sleep without someone I trusted in the room with me, people who walked with me to classes- or let me skip my classes to go to theirs, who ate with me and asked to make sure I was eating.

Our schools are letting us down, the police are letting us down.

We have to be there for one another. 

selfcareafterrape

selfcareafterrape:

Manipulation is one of those things like not trusting. A lot of people do it- and it isn’t always abuse. But it’s a bit harder for me to draw a clear line other than ‘the other partner feels it is’.

A lot of people don’t consider what they do manipulative, but they are doing things because they…

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huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowitz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowitz ” had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “”You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

Also, it’s so so so so so important that people know that this happens ALL THE FUCKING TIME. This isn’t some rare singular or extreme case of injustice. We live in rape culture. This is considered acceptable in the system we live in. People make jokes about it. How could someone think this is funny?

"Kris why don’t you support forcing survivors to report or reporting for them?"

selfcareafterrape

selfcareafterrape:

There’s a post going around, I’m not even going to name it because you know what I’m talking about. But every time I see it, I get a little more annoyed. And apparently tonight is the night I go from ‘annoyed’ to calling it out.

Stop telling people not to use the phrase consensual sex.

and…

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Self defence sprays that are legal to carry and use in the United Kingdom

Image 1: Farbgel
Image 2: StoppaRed

I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly women, for reasons which may be obvious) speaking about being worried when going out, be it alone or even with friends, both in the day and at night. I know that a lot of female friends of mine carry around a can of antiperspirant or a pot of pepper to use if they’re ever attacked. What I know a lot of people don’t realise is that there are products out there which work in a violent situation and help in catching the assailant for the best part of a week afterwards.

Known as ‘criminal identifiers’, these sprays are brightly coloured dyes which can be sprayed in the face of an attacker. Unlike things such as CS or Pepper sprays, criminal identifier sprays are legal in the UK.

There’s a few available on the market, with farbgel and Mace’s Stoppared being the mostly highly recommended.

What these sprays do is release a sticky, brightly coloured dye. It’s difficult to wipe away and stains the skin a bright red colour. No matter how hard an attacker might try to remove it from their skin and clothing, the staining typically lasts for around a week and doesn’t even start to fade until after a few days have passed.

Unlike CS and Pepper sprays (which, again, aren’t legal in the UK) criminal identifier sprays don’t cause irritation or pain to an attacker. Instead, they expand and clog up the area sprayed with a kind of sticky foam that’s difficult to wipe away. It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.

Each can of the sprays costs around £10 each, though it may be cheaper when buying multiple canisters and if you shop around.

FarbGel 

StoppaRed UV Personal Attack Self-Defence Spray by Mace

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It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.

That’s brilliant