The rape joke is that you were eight.
The rape joke is that at the time,
you didn’t know people had sex to express love.
The rape joke is that the only other person
who’d seen you naked was your mom.
The rape joke is that he called you ‘beautiful’ first.
The rape joke is that he held your hands together
and told you to ‘try harder’ when you struggled.
The rape joke is that you believed him
when he told you were overreacting.
The rape joke is that your grandma
called him a nice boy and asked him to stay for dinner.
The rape joke is that he winked at you
when you apologized to your parents for not coming
downstairs the first time you were called.
The rape joke is that his friends
high-fived him for “getting some.”
The rape joke is that you still don’t feel like
you’ve regrown the pieces he stole.
The rape joke is that he was conceived when his
dad slapped himself into his snoring mother.
The rape joke is that her friends told her
she was lucky someone wanted her.
The rape joke is that each year in the United States,
32,000 other women’s bellies
ripen with life against their will.
The rape joke is that he never learned
to touch without scarring.
The rape joke is that your classmate thinks
‘have you seen what asses look like in yoga pants?’
is an argument.
The rape joke is your new boyfriend kissing
you and telling you he ‘raped’ his math test.
The rape joke is that ‘Why are girls so scared of rape? Y’all should feel pride that a guy risked his life in jail just to fuck you’
is a popular Tweet right now.
The rape joke is that you wake up to
the memory of him laughing,
“now that wasn’t so bad, was it?”
The rape joke is that it’s been twelve years and
you still quiver when someone touches you.
The rape joke is that he hasn’t stopped laughing.
The rape joke is that you forgot how to.
— Lora Mathis, The Rape Joke
3 hours ago · 217,526 notes · Source · Reblogged from hurryupmerlin
[The term “bromance” is] a simple way to erase the possibility of a queer relationship while also implying that the word “friendship” would be too tender and wimpy for these particular leading men.
Toril Orlesky via The Daily Dot [x]
A succinct explanation of why I loathe that term.
4 hours ago · 467 notes · Source · Reblogged from zatnikatel
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
7 hours ago · 708 notes · Source · Reblogged from the-urban-deforest
Raise your hand if you’ve joined a fandom because you saw it on Tumblr.
Raise your hand if you’ve completely avoided things because of the fandom you saw on tumblr
Raise your hand if you know enough about a fandom to be in it because of tumblr, but haven’t actually watched the show/read the book/etc.
Raise your hand just cause it’s fun to raise your hand
8 hours ago · 156,744 notes · Source · Reblogged from avengernamedthor
it ok to not be ready
Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready.
8 hours ago · 66,332 notes · Source · Reblogged from glowcas
"[Sherlock’s] not interested in sex… apparently."
— Mark Gatiss ( x )
"Of course, my time living with Sherlock means I know how meaningless the word ‘apparently’ can be."
— The Personal Blog of Dr. John H. Watson ( x )
19 hours ago · 3,451 notes · Source · Reblogged from anotherwellkeptsecret
According to the Internet, this is what Europeans think breakfast in America is like.
this is exactly what breakfast in america is like
2 days ago · 113,779 notes · Source · Reblogged from cautionzombies