Bobo Ramblings.

fiestacolours:

So, while browsing the Amanda Todd tag I came across this guy, 6dogs9cats.tumblr.com who compared Todd’s life to Shania Gray’s. I took a screenshot of the post so we can all gawk at the slut shaming, pro-rape culture, and victim blamey statements in the image. SERIOUS TRIGGER WARNING!

Now I…

I find so many things disturbing about this man’s response to you. He identifies as a women’s rights advocate, a “protector” of women and someone who won’t allow others to marginalize rape/abuse/violence survivors or “wrongfully exclude them from their own lives”….yet he COMPLETELY and WRONGFULLY excludes you (fiestacolours) from your own life.
He 100% and with great fury and extremism attacks you, marginalizes your life/experiences/existence/pain/struggles and triumphs. How can someone who assigns himself as “Gate Keeper” of all things women attack and belittle a woman?
His language and choice of words is disturbing at least - He uses misogynistic verbiage designed to put you in your place as a woman (“Missy”, “Sis”, “someone to sit you down and explain…”).
His language is ABUSIVE, MISOGYNISTIC and CONTROLLING.
These words were chosen (consciously or subconsciously) in an effort to exert control over you and the situation. HE is going to tell you - (a little girl that has only been a woman for 1 year) exactly what it means to be a woman and a pro woman’s rights advocate. His absolute DISMISSAL of you and your value as a human being is DISGUSTING!
He not only DEVALUES you as a woman, but then goes on to erase your life, your experiences and your pain. He assumes that because of your age you have never known violence, pain, struggle, discrimination, or any of the myriad of woman based struggles we face each and every day.
I am deeply offended and outraged that someone who touts themselves a “protector” of women, would so brazenly, ABUSIVELY and INAPPROPRIATELY verbally attack a woman like this.
His male privilege is OUT OF CONTROL!

Just a friendly reminder that rape is not a joke, so dont make light of it or laugh at it. Sexual abuse is real, and happens all the time, Im not the only one that knows it. Survivors need places to feel safe and people to trust. If you are lucky enough to have never been on the receiving end of sexual violence (yes, count yourself lucky, the statistics are very high) then it is hard for you to understand exactly what survivors expirence, but you can listen. And when you are tired of seeing it on the news or hearing about it from friends or the paper, think about the people who cant just change the subject and move on because it is a life halting event. It cant be unhead or unseen or forgotten. It is not just an upsetting moment in the afternoon, it is lots of people’s reality 24 hours a day. Be compassionate. Be thoughtful. Be quiet. You could change their world.
A letter I wrote to the general public. (via fiestacolours)

justuswritingyou:

We can’t promote this enough. Talking about what you’re going through is incredibly healing, and this network has 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.  Hate the phone? Need to talk? Just click.  It’s a great first step.

This is AWESOME! PLEASE Re Blog and Re Blog again and again!!!!

dont ever hesitate. reblog this.
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
NOTE: These are American numbers. Ill be making an international list as well. :)
you can call these numbers also:
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
NOTE: These are American numbers

you can call these numbers also:

  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
  • LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
  • Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
  • Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
  • Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
  • NOTE: These are American numbers
lialeslie:

reblog for suicide prevention.

Please Call - I care about YOU!
you can call these numbers also:
 Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
 LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
 Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
 Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
 Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
 Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
 Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
 Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
 Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
 NOTE: These are American numbers

lialeslie:

reblog for suicide prevention.

Please Call - I care about YOU!

you can call these numbers also:

  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
  • LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
  • Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
  • Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
  • Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
  • NOTE: These are American numbers

If you are in crisis and/or need someone to talk to, PLEASE pick up the phone and make the call. I care about YOU 
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
NOTE: These are American numbers
  • If you are in crisis and/or need someone to talk to, PLEASE pick up the phone and make the call. I care about YOU
  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
  • LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
  • Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
  • Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
  • Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
  • NOTE: These are American numbers
 Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
 LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
 Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
 Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
 Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
 Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
 Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
 Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
 Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
 NOTE: These are American numbers
  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
  • LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
  • Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
  • Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
  • Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
  • NOTE: These are American numbers
Click here to save a life - it could be YOUR own

Please click here and educate yourselves - you could save the life of a friend or family member…you may even save your own life - PLEASE read: http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/whattodo.htm

Today is International Survivor of Suicide Day
It is a day of healing and awareness around the world.
If you would like to take part in healing conferences, please click here: http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=FEE7D778-CF08-CB44-DA1285B6BBCF366E



  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
  • LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
  • Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
  • Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
  • Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
  • NOTE: These are American numbers
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
 Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
 LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
 Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
 Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
 Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
 Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
 Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
 Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
 Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
 NOTE: These are American numbers

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 
  • LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
  • Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 
  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 
  • Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 
  • Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 
  • NOTE: These are American numbers