This morning, BuzzFeed is featuring a story from Project Unbreakable (website/Tumblr), who work with survivors of sexual assault, photographing them holding a poster with a quote from their attacker. Today’s unique story uncovered stories from men who have been assaulted, and touches base on some of the stigmas surrounding men and sex, with quotes from attackers such as “Don’t worry, boys are supposed to like this,” and “You’re a guy, you can’t say no to a girl like me.”, as well as many threats to hurt loved ones. Many people still don’t realize that yes, man CAN and ARE victims of sexual abuse, not only from women but from fellow men, and that it is not made any less traumatizing for a man simply because he is a man, and saying things like “man up” does nothing except further dehumanize and hurt the victim. There is, if possible, even more blame put on a male victim of sexual abuse than female because people assume that all men want sex, from any person, at any time. Stop this. Stop the abuse of ANYBODY, stop victim blaming, and stop telling male abuse survivors that men being raped “isn’t a real thing.” You can read the full story and see the rest of the pictures here.
I move tomorrow into a house with 150 people and that scares the hell out of me. Oh well I guess we’ll just call this an adventure or something right?
summer vacation has officially started for me (kinda)!!
done with classes and think i aced my final, have a two week break from school work!
research position work on hold for another week,
break from my tutoring job until welcome week,
and house manager position ends next week.
the summer of constant work and being busy has come to an end, AND i didn’t die, AND i had fun doing it. now time to have some fun tonight and a quick break at home this weekend.
then back to being busy 24/7 all over again…
my friend takes some pretty sick pictures at shows and posts them pretty quick so you should go follow it. he’ll be shooting the alpha & omega/backtrack/pressure point/criminal instinct/plead the fifth show in davis this sunday!