everyone saw my cuts today I’m so embarrassed (ﾉ°益°）ﾉ ┻━┻
[Tw: rape] It is obvious that the two offenders saw the victim as some one that could be treated as a thing. This is not about sex, it is about power and control. I guess that is what I am getting at. Sex was probably not the hardest thing for the two to get, so that wasn’t the objective. When you hear the jokes being made during the crime, it is the purest contempt.
So, how do you fix that? I’m just shooting rubber bands at the night sky but here are a few ideas: Put women’s studies in high school the curriculum from war heroes to politicians, writers, speakers, activists, revolutionaries and let young people understand that women have been kicking ass in high threat conditions for ages and they are worthy of respect.
Total sex ed in school. Learn how it all works. Learn what the definition of statutory rape is and that it is rape, that date rape is rape, that rape is rape.”
Several women told the Investigative Fund that after being sexually assaulted they had been denied care or ruled ineligible for health insurance because of what were deemed pre-existing conditions stemming from their assaults — particularly post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
A 38-year-old woman in Ithaca, N.Y., said she was raped last year and then penalized by insurers because in giving her medical history she mentioned an assault she suffered in college 17 years earlier. The woman, Kimberly Fallon, told a nurse about the previous attack and months later, her doctor’s office sent her a bill for treatment. She said she was informed by a nurse and, later, the hospital’s billing department that her health insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, not only had declined payment for the rape exam, but also would not pay for therapy or medication for trauma because she ‘had been raped before.’”
I am trying really really hard not to cut myself right now.
I feel like the biggest fucking asshole crying over my college applications when parents lost their children today.
“It’s not healthy to cut yourself.”
OH MY GOD ARE YOU SERIOUS!? I did not know that I’ll stop RIGHT NOW oh my thank you SO MUCH for telling me.
Honestly I think a lot of the reason why there’s such a stigma about mental illness, and depression in particular, is the goddamn commercials for anti-depressants. Like, they’re always soft, melancholy music and calm voiceovers with clips of people forlornly looking out windows and staring in the mirror. And then the sky opens up and the white lady smiles and GOD BLESS PFITZER YOU’VE CURED DEPRESSION.
When people who don’t know depression watch that, it implants this image that depression is easy; it’s all in your head and you can take a pill and it will go away. In reality, depression is fucking miserable. It’s this overarching, gnawing feeling of emptiness that won’t leave, and you have to devote so much of yourself, so much of your energy, to things most people do without thinking: eating, getting up, getting through the day. And maybe you take medication, and maybe it helps, but you still have to work really fucking hard to even function when you have depression, and I guess pharmaceutical companies don’t want to put that in their commercials because it’s too, I don’t know, depressing.
Wow suicide awareness day makes me want to cut myself A+ job teenaged assholes of the world.
well somebody had better because I’m pretty much covered in self-harm scars. I’m disgusting.