TW: Rape, corrective rape, homophobia, lesbophobia, transphobia.
…I’m willing to murder anyone who agrees with this bullshit rapist fucktrumpet.
who fucking said this
So far I don’t like the book this quote is from quite as much as I thought I would (or perhaps wanted to), but this really resonates with me. All of the sexual violence I have endured throughout my lifetime has been in supposedly “open-minded” and “liberal” situations and institutions that aggressively promote sexual availability and positivity.
A Question of Silence [De Stilte Rond Christine M.] (1982) dir: Marleen Gorris, 92 mins, Netherlands. Language: Dutch with English subtitles.
What are the leaves. What is that. Someone tell me. I feel afraid that it’s….no it can’t be…
There’s a growing awareness that sex trafficking is one of the most serious human rights abuses around, with some 100,000 juveniles estimated to be trafficked into the sex trade in the United States each year.
Some women sell sex on their own, but coercion, beatings and recruitment of underage girls are central to the business as well. Just a few weeks ago, New York City police officers rescued a 14-year-old girl in Queens who had run away from home and ended up locked up by pimps and sold for sex. According to court documents, she was told she would be killed if she tried to run away, but after three months she managed to call 911.
Police increasingly recognize that the simplest way to reduce the scale of human trafficking is to arrest men who buy sex. That isn’t prudishness or sanctimony but a strategy to dampen demand….
I can’t stress enough how important it is that you surround yourself with supportive people who make you feel important and special, and who enhance your life with their presence. If their presence is making you feel worse instead of better, re-evaluate why you’re letting them stay.