Photographed in Harrisonburg, VA on 02/17/14
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We can work to dismantle rape culture by examining our own beliefs and responses when someone we love discloses their experience with sexual violence. Check out Start By Believing for more on what you can do to support survivors.
*hands out tissues*
Everyone gets sexually assaulted
Get over it.
Dont be easy, maybe it’ll make people respect you next time.
What in the actual fuck is wrong with this person?
I don’t even know, like really? “Get over it.” That’s all they have to say.
You know how damn hard I wish I could? You know how damn hard I wish I didn’t have to deal with flashbacks? You know how damn hard I wish I didn’t have to go through each day knowing the same thing is happening to someone else? You don’t know. Instead of telling survivors, on a post/project that gives them a voice and a way to cope, to “get over” their rape or assault, you get over yourself. Recognize that regardless of whatever misconstrued idea you have of “respect” that no one deserves to be sexually assaulted. And don’t you dare make excuses for rapists.