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This is the Rape Joke | d.a.s

After Lora Mathis’s poem “the Rape Joke

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This is the rape joke:
My best friend was four years old the first time his father came into his room at midnight and tore out his throat. He still has days when I cannot hold him because the memory of a bleeding trachea haunts his doorway. He has not been home for the holidays in many years, but – even now – hands are seen as weapons.

This is the rape joke:
I have been told by more than twenty people that they have been raped. To all of them, I asked where the rapist was. From none of them, I heard ‘jail.’

This is the rape joke:
Once my brother told me that I was so ugly, I would be a virgin forever. Unless someone raped me. But even they wouldn’t come back for seconds.

This is the rape joke:
I believed him.

This is the rape joke:
I now look at every woman on the street and wonder if the space between her legs is a crime scene, surrounded by ripped caution tape. The statistics tell me that this is so common that I will never be in a room that does not contain a survivor. Not even if I am in that room alone.

This is the rape joke:
I was thirteen years old, and he was supposed to be just a friend.

This is the rape joke:
When his older brother came home, the boy pulled away. He wiped the tears from my face and said ‘we should do this again some time.’

This is the rape joke:
When I finally told my parents, they asked what I had been wearing.

This is the rape joke:
I had been wearing my innocence. My trust. I had worn the love I held for humanity and expected to be treated well. I had never been taught that I would be that girl, the one who keeps a mine of secrets between her legs – that girl was the slut. I wasn’t supposed to be breakable.
What had I been wearing? I wore the rape joke, then I became it.

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Victoria Erickson (via littlebabybug)

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Like most sensitive souls, you already know you’re sensitive.
You soak up others’ moods and desires like a sponge. You absorb sensation the way a paintbrush grasps each color it touches on a palette. The ethereal beauty of a dandelion, the shift of a season, the climax of a song, or a certain stirring scent can evoke such wonder it’ll behave as your very breath itself- moving through cells as fuel does to fire and wind does to waves.
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Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian  (via fluorests)

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I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.
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Guess who? 🐰🐰🐰

Guess who? 🐰🐰🐰

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Nayyirah Waheed (via awakenedvibrations)

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Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.


Read it over.

Again.

Let those words resonate in your mind.
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Emery Allen (via lapaixinterieure)

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Be kind to yourself while blooming. I know sometimes it feels like your soul doesn’t always fit. It’s all a part of the process.
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explore-everywhere:

pearlkillers:

one of the coolest dudes I’ve met while on the road just got back from his 15-month adventure around the world and posted this video. honored to say I’ve thrown Holi colors, eaten 10-cent sandwiches, and scaled Himalaya trails with this guy.

prepare for severe wanderlust.

prepare for severe wanderlust” …got that right. 

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tblaberge:

Todd’s Late Night Jam: Sleeping At Last is back with another single that will have you slow dancing to his melodic voice.

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hedgehogcalendar:

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hedgehogcalendar:

Mon April 14. |4月14日(月)

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