I fight Rape Culture because
When I told my ex boyfriend about my rape
He ‘forgave’ me.

I fight Rape Culture because
I saw my baby sister age overnight
As she told me about her best friend getting molested.

I fight Rape Culture because
My closest friend was abused as a child
And he told nobody but me.
It took him 13 years to open up.

I fight Rape Culture because
My friends admit to letting their partners fuck them when they don’t want it
Then laugh it off as typical male behaviour.

I fight Rape Culture because
Saying that you’re raping someone is perfectly acceptable
If you’re playing a video game.

I fight Rape Culture because
Men tell me they are insulted when women walking in front of them start to walk faster.
As if their ego is more important than our safety.

I fight Rape Culture because
If I tell somebody their rape joke isn’t funny
I am told that I’m uptight.

I fight Rape Culture because
It won’t die out
Unless we kill it ourselves.

Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about. When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”. The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide… But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

Tom Clempsom (via jewist)

I’d have to agree as I also suffer from this disease called Depression/bipolar disorder….or whatever you’d like to call it….

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14. Ahmed Nael Mahdi (16) killed in Gaza

15. Basil Salem Kawareh (10) killed in Khan Younis

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17. Ibrahim Mohammed Hamad (26)

18. Mahdi Mohammed Hamad (46)

19. Fawziya Khalil Hamad (62) (Female)

20. Dunya Mahdi Hamad (16) (Female)

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65. Najlaa Mahmoud Al-Hajj (Female) (unreported age)

66. Fatima Al-Hajj (Female) (unreported age)

67. Omar Al-Hajj (unreported age)

68. Basima Abdel Fattah Al-Hajj (Female) (unreported age)

69. Ahmed Salim Al-Astal (unreported age)

70. Moussa Mohammed Al-Astal (unreported age)

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81. Alaa Abdel Nabi (unreported age) (Killed in a civilian car North Gaza)

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94. Mohammed Kamal Al-Kahlout (Unreported age)

95. Ahmed Zaher Hamdan (22)

96. Bassam Abdel Rahman Khattab (6)

97. Jumaa Atiah Shallouf (Unreported age)

98. Noor Rafik Udai Al-Sultan (Unreported age)

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137.Mohammad Ahmed Bassa (19) killed in Gaza

138.Mohannad Youusef Dhahir (23) killed in Rafah

139.Mahmoud Abdallah Charatha (53)

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154.Ibrahim Majed Al Batsh (18) killed in Gaza

155. Manar Majed Al Batsh (13) killed in Gaza

156.Amal Hassan Al Batsh (49) killed in Gaza

157.Anas Alaa Al Batsh (10) killed in Gaza

158. Kosai Alaa Al Batsh Killed in Gaza

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160.Mohammed Ghazi Areef (35) killed in Gaza

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162.Fawzeya Abdelal (73) killed in Gaza

163.Hossam Ibrahim Al Najjar (14)

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170. Saddam Musa Maamar (23) khan Younis

171. Musa Shahda (60) Khan Younis

172. Hanadi Hamdi Muammar (27) Khan Younis

173. Adham Mohamed Abdel Fattah Abdel Aal (25) Gaza

174. Hamid Sleiman Abu al-Arraj (60) Deir Al-Balah

175. Abdallah Mahmoud Baraka (24) Khan Younis

176. Tamer Salem Qadih (37) Khan Younis

177. Ziad Maher Ennajar (17) Khan Younis

178. Ziad Salem Ashawi (25) Rafah

179. Mohamed Yassir Hamdan (24) Gaza

180. Mohamed Shakib al-Agha (22) Khan Younis

181. Mohamed Younis (25) Khan Younis

182. Sara Omar Sheikh al-Eid (4) Rafah

183. Omar Ahmed Sheikh al-Eid (24) Rafah

184. Jihad Ahmed Sheikh al-Eid (48) Rafah

185. Kamal Atef Youssef Abu Taha (16) Khan Younis

186. Ismaeel Nabil Ahmed Abu Hatab (21) Khan Younis

187. Ahmed Younis Abu Youssef (28) Khan Younis

188. Bochra Khalil Zaarab (53) Rafah

189. Atwa Umeir Al-Ammour (63) Khan Younis

190. Ismael Salim Al-Najjar (46) Khan Younis

191. Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Najjar (49) Khan Younis

192. Suleiman Abu Louli (33) Khan Younis

Gaza under siege: naming the dead: 192 names

Don’t like or reblog this unless you’ve read every single name on this list and thought about how that name represents a human being who had people who loved them and people they loved, who had favourite types of food and music and books, who had, despite what Israel does, things they wanted to do in life, a life that Israel viciously took away. And so many of these names are just babies, harmless, innocent babies—I want you to picture what your life like was at 6 or 10 or 14, I want you to think about the childhood you had when you read the names of these children and what Israel’s done to them.

(via stay-human)