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assbutt-in-the-garrison:

feministbatwoman:

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 Sulkowicz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowicz 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.

And there are still people who say rape culture doesn’t exist.

We are a backwards society when it comes to some things. And that just makes me mad.

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rt58:

l0kasenna:

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"Talking?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

my mom literally dropped everything to learn sign language when she found out my sister and I were deaf and my dad refused to bother because we needed to function in “the real world”


If I have a deaf or HoH child some day, I will most definitely learn sign language. Maybe we could even learn at the same time and grow closer together. It makes me sad that parents wouldn’t take the time to learn something that would help their child.

rt58:

l0kasenna:

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.

She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.

"No… They don’t, actually."

"And how do you communicate, then?"

"Talking?"

"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"

"It is, sometimes."

"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.

But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”

It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.

i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.

little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

my mom literally dropped everything to learn sign language when she found out my sister and I were deaf and my dad refused to bother because we needed to function in “the real world”

If I have a deaf or HoH child some day, I will most definitely learn sign language. Maybe we could even learn at the same time and grow closer together. It makes me sad that parents wouldn’t take the time to learn something that would help their child.

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Anonymous asked:

Do other autistic people constantly have a song in their head? Like even if I'm concentrating on something else, there's a tune in the back of my mind. Listening to it only makes it stay longer, the only way to stop it is to change the song manually.

I have aspergers and the same thing goes for me. Music in my head 95% of the time. Only when I’m super tired will I not have that happen.

Plus sized thoughts

Here I am, shopping in a store that sells a small amount of plus size clothing. I look around clearance (because I’m thrifty) and see that at least half includes either horizontal stripes or crop tops. Now I’m happy with my body, but I prefer to accentuate my shoulders, or my chest, not my less-than-toned stomach. Do all places have such clothes untailored to the plus size form? I find myself frustrated that such a thing could be true. But it must be. And the one store that sold 100% my style clothes within a three hour radius has been closed. Torrid I and my sister will miss you. The next nearest is almost five hours away. Sigh.

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vibraslapper:

petition for jeff padalecki, josh ackles, and sasha collins to make a tv show called “paranormal” where it’s exactly like supernatural but instead of actually killing anything they run away crying.

Despite the incorrect names, I still know who they’re talking about.
I think, if there isn’t already a name for this phenomenon, it should be called the Blueberry Crumblebread effect.

Another weird dream

This morning, just before my alarm rang and got me up, I had yet another odd dream. Weirder than the yogurt one. Well, here it goes.
I was sitting in The Dublin- an Irish style pub in Duluth- talking to Anderson, Lestrade, and Sherlock about potatoes- specifically the different names for them (American and English). And we were discussing tater tots and hash-browns quite heatedly.
Then I woke up.

I had a dream the other night. Now, I always have very vivid dreams, but this one was so realistic. Maybe because it was so simple. In it, I woke up and went downstairs to find my mom eating all my yogurt.
So I woke up, and went to check my yogurt. It was there. But then I couldn’t fall back asleep because I was paranoid.
About my yogurt.
Yay brain!