i cried through most of that Lianne La Havas concert. She is so charming and sweet and lovely and talented and beautiful and i want to be her so fucking badly !
Reblog if a man has ever tried—no matter how ‘sweetly’—to make you change your mind when you said “no”
Curious how often this happens.
[TW: rape culture] When asked by prosecutors why he didn’t stop the incident, he said, ‘It wasn’t violent. I didn’t know exactly what rape was. I thought it was forcing yourself on someone.’
from CNN.com, testimony by Evan Westlake, 18, a Steubenville football and baseball player
I didn’t know exactly what rape was… A fundamental issue of rape culture.
HOW THE FUCK IS HAVING SEX WITH A PASSED OUT INTOXICATED PERSON NOT FORCING YOURSELF ON THEM.
This is the ESSENTIAL problem. We expect our girls and women to know what rape is, and we’re okay with our boys and men not having a fucking clue. Not that I buy the bullshit that boys and men don’t know what rape is. I think we know and just don’t believe it applies to us.