I can not express how truly amazing yesterday was. When organizing this rally we never guessed that it would be as successful as it was. Our biggest fear was that when we opened up the mic to people, no one would speak. But instead, an unbelievable amount of students, staff and alumni came forward with their own stories. We heard over and over again yesterday “this is the first time i’m telling anyone this,” even “this is the first time i’m admitting to myself I was assaulted.” To me, the most important thing that came out of yesterday is that we have started a discussion. People who had been so scared about speaking of their experiences, were saying them into a microphone in front of around 300 strangers, and news stations. Yesterday, many learned that they were not alone. And that what happened to them was not their fault. Please don’t let what happened yesterday stop there. Engage with administration about policy change. Discuss ways to change our campus climate surrounding sexual assault and harassment. And know, that we can change the normalization of these crimes.
End the Silence, End the Shame
so well that
I know that my lips are out of practice,
But let me kiss you until my mouth remembers all that my head did forget.
Let me kiss you until my lips fall off,
I want them to graze every inch of you
Memorize every bit of your skin
From the little freckles that dot your nose and cheeks
To the way your arms wrap around me like vines.
When August ends I always feel the warmth leave my bones,
You leave me feeling like bonfires in mid-autumn,
You make me burn
In all the right ways.
I can’t think straight when you smile and that laugh,
Oh god, that laugh is so dangerous to my heart
I need to put my palms to my chest to make sure the beating hasn’t stopped.
Forgive me for flinching when you ran your fingers
Over where my side meets my hips,
I have not been touched so lovingly in years.
But I promise that I do love the feel of you against my skin,
I’m not shivering out of fear,
I shake to let you in.
i thank the universe
for taking away
everything it has taken
and for giving to me
I will not tell you our love story, because-like all real love stories-it will die with us,as it should.
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
YES, THERE IS NOW A MUCH NEEDED GIF SET FOR THIS!
You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”
As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.
This is perfectly stated.