Anonymous asked:

As a survivor of college rape and eventually a dropout because of it, this cause means so much to me. My rapist still walks the halls of my old university, meanwhile I have thrown away my scholarship to escape him. I can empathize so much with her situation. And I am so sorry this happened to her. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. But I'm so happy that this is accumulating the support it has and I pray Emma gets the justice she deserves, that so many of us survivors are denied. Thanks for listening.

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It’s so horrible how many stories like yours there are out there. It is an atrocity and completely unacceptable that rape has become a part of college education. I’m sending so much love from NY.

I think this picture pretty much is useless without the raging debate it caused on tumblr/among people outside of the Internet. (To those of you who haven’t seen this pic before: it caused a massive debate on Israeli soldiers, the IDF and humanity.)In my case, this picture (and the debate) made me think of how people perceive themselves. While we all like some people and dislike others, we generally perceive ourselves as good. So what is the truth? What is the truth about who we are? While no Hamas member ever would call himself evil for what he is doing, he might be perceived as evil. And so, while no IDF soldier would call herself/himself evil, that very soldier might be perceived as evil by the outside world. Even if that soldier loves children, Disney movies and kittens. All in all, I think it would do Israeli people and Zionists good to reflect upon how they are perceived and why they are perceived that way. Holding on to one way of viewing the world (and the horrifying conflict/wars between Israel and Palestine) won’t do them anything good in the long run. It is clear as day that most Israeli people (and all Zionists) perceive Israel as a wonderful country and the IDF as the most moral military in the world. Still, there are some haunting evidence that show a different side of them, a different perspective. A perspective Israel and the IDF (and Israeli people in general) ought to look into. If not, I don’t think they’ll ever be able to fully understand why so many people see Israel as the horrifying result of Holocaust.

I think this picture pretty much is useless without the raging debate it caused on tumblr/among people outside of the Internet. (To those of you who haven’t seen this pic before: it caused a massive debate on Israeli soldiers, the IDF and humanity.)

In my case, this picture (and the debate) made me think of how people perceive themselves. While we all like some people and dislike others, we generally perceive ourselves as good. So what is the truth? What is the truth about who we are? While no Hamas member ever would call himself evil for what he is doing, he might be perceived as evil. And so, while no IDF soldier would call herself/himself evil, that very soldier might be perceived as evil by the outside world. Even if that soldier loves children, Disney movies and kittens.

All in all, I think it would do Israeli people and Zionists good to reflect upon how they are perceived and why they are perceived that way. Holding on to one way of viewing the world (and the horrifying conflict/wars between Israel and Palestine) won’t do them anything good in the long run. It is clear as day that most Israeli people (and all Zionists) perceive Israel as a wonderful country and the IDF as the most moral military in the world. Still, there are some haunting evidence that show a different side of them, a different perspective. A perspective Israel and the IDF (and Israeli people in general) ought to look into. If not, I don’t think they’ll ever be able to fully understand why so many people see Israel as the horrifying result of Holocaust.

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arabbara:

R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

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socialnetworkhell:

"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.

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