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sexual assault support?

When I was 13, I was stupid enough to date an older guy (17) thinking he was just misunderstood and that he loved me. Of course he didn’t, I was a severely depressed and lonely little girl, I’d only just gotten over my anorexia meaning I was weak and I had basically no self esteem. I was the easiest target going, I would’ve done a lot for him, he wanted me and all I wanted was to be wanted.
I should’ve left the first time he hit me but I just convinced myself I deserved it and that he was trying to protect me. He hit me because I was wearing a provocative top, he told me he didn’t want anyone assaulting me which is why he got mad. He knew I had been sexually assaulted before, he knew that I trusted him.
He hit me three times after that, each time around the face, one time a punch, the other two a slap. I got angry at him of course, but eventually became to scared to ever say anything about it to anyone. He was insulting the way I looked, shoving me around and groping me only 12 weeks into the “relationship” but I stayed with him because every time I cut myself or made myself sick he’d be there to pick up the pieces. I told him I didn’t like being groped, I didn’t want to give him a blowjob, I didn’t want to be fingered but he still did it. I was so stupid. One night i stayed at his house and we had a huge argument after he tried to convince me to have sex with him, he beat me up until I was covered in bruises and sobbing in the corner of his room but when he calmed down ten minutes later and told me he loved me I fucking forgave him.
I was so stupid, I should’ve ran out of the house, I should’ve left him the second he hit me the first time, I should’ve told someone, but I stayed.
He woke me up at 2am demanding sex after we’d both been smoking a lot of dope. I said no but he wouldn’t stop.
Sometimes I can still feel him on me and hear his voice in my ear. Whenever someone touches me and I’m off guard I usually have panic attacks, I haven’t been with anyone since in fear of what they could do to me. When he finished raping me, he fell asleep and asked me to go home the next morning because his parents were coming home. I still feel so fucking worthless, we haven’t even spoken in person since, we’ve had fights over texts but I know I can’t tell the police due to the drugs I was/still am taking at the time. I am so scared of men because of him and I don’t know what the fuck to do. Does anyone know any free online support systems/numbers to call because it’s getting too hard to deal with? 😔 I really wish men didn’t think this was okay, and that they were as disgusted at this as they are with periods. Not all men of course, just the majority. I just hate the fact that this happens to so many girls, even younger than me.

julie andem has previously and often stated that SKAM is supposed to be a show that relates to teens ans shows them that the world is alot more forgiving than teen media makes it out to be.

when eva was dealing with bullying and boyfriend drama, she found comfort in a new group of friends. when noora was torn over a boy and dealt with the aftermath of an assault, she found support from her friends. when isak struggled with his sexuality and an uncertain relationship, he found support and help from his friends and roomate.

yet sana has not found comfort, support, love or help anywhere right now. a d the show isn’t even letting her find comfort in her faith. it keeps showing a hard and bleak existence for MENA/muslims rn.

safe to say julie andem really dropped the fucking ball on this season.

The Secrets that Change Us (Part 5)

Summary: The sequel to Before We Were Us and follows how secrets can make or break your relationship with Zach Dempsey

Pairing: Zach Dempsey x Reader

Warning: Alcohol, sexual assault

A/N: Okay. I’m letting you know ahead of time that this is a pretty intense part of the story that includes actions of sexual assault. Please let me know how you feel about this part. I do not support sexual assault in any way shape or form and do advise to seek help whenever possible if you have been sexually assaulted. 

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It was the night of Bryce’s party and you were ready for something good after the week you had. You hadn’t spoken to Zach since your argument. The only exchange the two of you had was sorrowful glances whenever you saw each other. It was like a piece of you was missing and you weren’t sure if you would ever get it back.

You were just outside of the house trying to build up your confidence before you went in. You only attention you were hoping to catch was Zach’s, so you wore a simple one shoulder little black dress and accessorized with the necklace that Zach gave you. You took in a deep breath before entering the party and found nearly half the school was present for the event. The bass from the stereo had enough force to rumble your chest.

You walked around the house in hopes of finding somebody that you knew until you heard a familiar voice call your name.

“There she is, Y/N, the party girl came,” you followed the sound to see a smiling Bryce. He came over to you with two red cups filled with what you could assume was beer in each hand. “Now that you’re here, you need to catch up. Your boyfriend Zach is finishing off his second beer,” he nodded over in his direction.

You followed his nod and saw that Zach was hanging around the drinks, talking to Justin and Jessica. He wasn’t engaged in the conversation they were having, his eyes were trained on you. You could see him mouth the word “shit” making you chuckle a little to yourself as you took your sip of beer.

“Anyway,” Bryce said breaking your train of thought, “If the idiot doesn’t want to talk to you, I’ll be around, especially if you need anything special,” he winked.

“Sure,” you said as that was the only thing you could say. You knew what he meant by it, but you already had plans of not entertaining Bryce’s behavior.

You found an empty spot on one of the couches and made yourself comfortable. Not too long after you felt a dip in the opposite side of the couch you were sitting on. You turned to find Zach, his eyes slightly frantic.

“What are you doing here?” he questioned as he looked over his shoulder to see if anybody could hear us.

“I’m trying to have a good time after the shitty week I just had,” you said matter-of-factly.

You could tell that Zach was already annoyed. “Fine, but just stay away from Bryce, okay?” he warned.

You felt offended that he would tell you something like that. “So, I have to have you approve who I hang out with?” you raised your voice. You could feel the heat rise in your cheeks.

“That’s not what I’m saying, Y/N,” Zach tried to defuse the situation “Please just trust me on this one,” he pleaded.

You had enough of the conversation. You chugged down the rest of your half full beer and shot up from the couch, making your way to the beer keg. “I’m getting another beer, or did you want to control my consumption of alcohol too,” you snapped.

“Y/N, just hear me out on this one,” Zach was nearly begging as he grabbed for your hand.

You turned to him with a disgusted expression on your face. “Zach!” you shouted, yanking your hand out of his, “Just leave me alone!” You dashed off to get another drink and left Zach sitting alone on the couch.


The party was at its peak and you were nearly wasted. At first, you were playing a game of suck and blow with your new friends until one of the couples joined in and dropped the card, ending the game in a sloppy make out session by the couple. You flopped down on the couch feeling a bit sluggish from the numerous cups of beer that you had. You were going in and out of consciousness when you felt a tap on your shoulder, bringing you back.

“Hey, you alright there?” asked the person who tapped you. Your vision was blurry, but after squinting a few times you made out figure to be Bryce.

“Yeah, I’m good,” you slurred your words as you sat up.

“You look a little tired. Did you want to go upstairs and take a nap?” Bryce offered.

“Sure, I’m down for that,” you shot up from the couch and nearly lost your balance. Bryce reached his around your waist to hold you steady and you threw your arm around his neck to hold yourself up. He guided you through the crowd, up the stairs, and into a deserted hallway leading to one of the bedrooms. He stopped for a second, pressed you against the wall, and started placing kisses against your neck.

“What are you doing?” you giggled still under the influence of the alcohol.

“Don’t worry about that, babe,” he said huskily. He gripped your hands above your head as he placed sloppy kisses against your lips. One of his hands started to travel down your body and stopped at the side of your thigh. His actions were hurried as hiked up your dress and tried to pull down your underwear. You let out an absentminded groan as Bryce made work of your underwear, but his actions were halted by the sound of footsteps coming up the stairs.

“Y/N!” the voice called for you.

“Here!” you called back without a second thought and giggled at your drunken behavior.

“Would you shut up?” hissed Bryce. The figure that called for you was Zach. He stopped at the final step to witness the scene. His eyes widened in shock. You could see his eyes darting from your giggling form to Bryce’s unethical action. Zach didn’t think twice about charging Bryce and tackling him to the ground. As Bryce fell to the ground, he let go of you, you lost your steady foundation, and fell to the ground.

“What the fuck are you doing to my girlfriend?” was the last thing you heard Zach shout followed by punches making contact with various body parts before you lost consciousness. After what felt like hours of sleep, was disrupted by somebody picking you up bridal style down the stair. You let out a groan and began to stir in the person’s arms. Your eyes began to focus on the figure carrying you to see you were in Zach’s arms.

“Where are we going?” you asked sleep still in your voice.

“Out of this shithole and away from him,” Zach said sternly.


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anonymous asked:

I'm a bit upset that Hillary supports the assault on Syria..

She does favor taking action in Syria, she’s been vocal about that for a long time and likely would have done things Obama was reluctant to do (& I do agree with some criticisms on Obama’s foreign policy decisions on Syria), but I don’t think she wants to go to war in Syria or will take military action that would lead to war with Syria.

First off, if Hillary was president, I don’t think this would have happened, at least not this early in her presidency and not provoked by US. Trump coddles with Putin, wants to go to war with Iran, and a few days ago his Secretary of State and UN Ambassador publicly said that US don’t care anymore about taking out Assad or assisting Syrians to do so, and before that trump includes Syrian refugees in his ban. It’s not a huge leap to say that those actions and statements emboldened Assad to launch not just any attack, but a chemical attack, to his people. And NOW trump bombs Syria and he lets Russia know before hand but not people in our state department and our allies.

Hillary put in the same situation wouldn’t have taken the same actions in the same way Trump did. I’ve no doubt she would have taken action in and maybe even take out air fields like she said today, but the process and timing wouldn’t be the same. She def wouldn’t have done it in her first 100 days. She would at least go to UN and Congress first. She would talk to our allies. She would think about not just a single military action but what are the consequences of that both in short and long term. She would study intelligence carefully and not just go with her emotions. She wouldnt make dumb statements on our foreign policy that has led us to this, and she wouldn’t have ban Syrian refugees then use Syrian children as props as an excuse to go to war.

anonymous asked:

If you'd look into half the hate crimes committed by white people that you call "hoaxes" you'd see they were true. You didn't even provide a source to refute any of the 9 in that post. Just accept the fact that people from the same race as you-minority or not- can be evil and move on.

Remember the 18-year-old Muslim girl who was assaulted and called a terrorist on the subway by Trump supporters and they tried to rip her hijab off and all of the social justice warriors had a complete meltdown? It was a lie that she made up to cover her parents finding out she was out fucking a Christian dude and getting drunk. It gets funnier, her Muslim father has forced her to shave her head completely for bringing shame on the family and she was arrested for making false accusations. Could you imagine the reaction from the left if a white dad forced his daughter to shave her hair off for having sex with someone from another religion? 

Remember the Muslim student who was robbed, beaten and had her hijab ripped off and stolen by Trump supporters? It was a lie. She is now being charged for filing a false report.

Remember when racist white guys beat a Muslim woman to death in California and left a note behind saying “go back to your own country, you terrorist.” Yeah it was a lie, really her Muslim husband beat her to death in an honor killing because she wanted a divorce. Leftists went mental over this “hate crime” but again, silence when the truth came out.

Remember when those white supremacist, anti-Muslim Trump supporters burned down the mosque in Houston? It was a lie. While the mosque did get burned down, it was done by a black Muslim who had attended the mosque for years.

Remember when a group of white men killed a Muslim woman and called her a terrorist while she was walking with her husband and child? It was a lie. The husband planned for his mistress to murder his wife after “black magic spells” didn’t make her disappear…

Remember the Ohio student who was racially abused and assaulted by Trump supporters? It was a lie. She made it up the day after the election and after she made a post that she wants all Trump supporters to die of AIDS.

Remember when that racist horrible teacher choked, assaulted and bullied a 5 year old Muslim kid? Of course it was a fucking lie

Remember the Michigan Muslim student who was harassed and threatened to be burned alive by the Trump supporter if she didn’t remove her hijab? It was a lie. Surveillance cameras show that she wasn’t even in the location where she claimed the attack took place.

Remember the Muslim woman who had her hijab ripped and forced off by police when they took her in for questioning? It was another lie.

Remember when that Muslim guy had Islamophobic messages graffitied over his locker, telling him to go back to where he came from. It was a lie, he graffitied it himself and filed a hate crime. He’s been charged for lying.

Remember the Muslim kid who was beaten up on the school bus by five white kids and it forced the family to leave the country? Yes, another fucking lie.

Remember the student who had her face slashed and was called a terrorist in Lower Manhattan? Yet another lie.

Remember when that student in Arlington was followed by a group of white men and held her at gunpoint because she’s Muslim? It was a lie

Remember when the Muslim taxi driver was shot by a racist white guy and the left were demanding the arrest of a white guy for this hate crime against a Muslim? Well it stopped being called a hate crime the moment they found out the shooter was a black Muslim and he was let go.

Remember when that Islamophobic white guy threatened to kill a whole pile of Muslims and said there’s no place in America for Muslims? Yeah, it was another black Muslim

Remember when the viral video of a Muslim student defending herself against a white guy who was trying to pull her hijab off? It was a hoax

Remember when recently some white racist Trump supporters in Canada threatened to blow up Muslim university students? It was a Muslim

These anti-Islamic hate-crimes even reached the UK with an 18-year-old Muslim student from Birmingham being punched in the face for wearing a hijab. It was a lie. She’s been charged for lying to the police. I’d be here all day if I even brushed the surface of hate crime hoaxes across the rest of the UK and Europe.

These are just some of the false claims made mostly within the past year and they have all received nation-wide coverage and left-wing outrage and hysteria, all pushing the agenda that America is a racist hellhole and nobody except white people are safe. Then it came out they lied and what did we get? Silence but of course the anti-America and anti-white delusion from the left remained.

All of these were hoaxes created by Muslims or crimes committed not by racist white guys but by other Muslims. They create these hoaxes mostly so they can justify protesting against counter-terror efforts and to stop police investigating crimes committed by refugees. The sad part is it actually works and the authorities fall for this virtually every time. Police have become afraid to do their jobs properly and the media are afraid to report the truth in the fear of sounding “Islamophobic”.

You think I’m talking bullshit? Let’s look at the police who are scared to investigate Muslim human trafficking and child abuse rings in the UK, being afraid to make public the mass sexual and violent attacks committed by Muslim refugees across Europe, being afraid to report their fellow officers who expressed radical Muslim beliefs or the teachers being afraid to alert authorities when their Muslim students show warning signs of becoming radicalized. This is the direct result of hoaxes like these enforcing the fear of being called Islamophobic for being honest. 

It’s about time we start calling out the lies and false claims made by leftist Muslims, feminists and black lives matter supporters, they all do it on a daily basis in an attempt to demonize the West and white people while they’re the ones doing the attacking against innocent white people, Trump supporters of any race or gender and just about anyone who doesn’t agree with them. Example, example, example, example, example, example, example, example, example, example, example, example.

I know what you’re thinking anon, “oh shit, I wasn’t expecting to be made to look like a total fucking idiot today”. Come back when you have something useful to say. 

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April 16, 1917 - The Nivelle Offensive Begins

Pictured - “En avant !” French soldiers go over the top, April 16 1917.

“The artillery conquers; the infantry occupies.” This was the mantra of Robert Nivelle, France’s commander-in-cheif as of Joffre’s dismissal in December 1916. Nivelle had led the successful French counter-offensive at Verdun, where he had crafted a successful strategy, smashing in German positions with huge artillery bombardments, and then covering the advancing infantry with creeping bombardments that swept any remaining defenders away. Now France’s top soldier, he promised he could replicate his victories on a wider scale.

Nivelle’s target was the Aisne, in a region called the Chemin des Dames, named after a road traveled by the daughters of Louis XV. Nivelle promised wild success, claiming that with his new tactics the Germans would be irreversibly crushed. Several short, sharp assaults, that could be halted if they did not succeed - not that he expected anything other than total victory.

The BEF to the north had launched an assault on Arras in support of Nivelle’s attack, but the troubles the British ran into should have been a warning to the French military. Both British and French politicians, however, eagerly looked to Nivelle to end the dreadful (and politically unpopular) war of attrition.

After a number of delays because of bad weather, Nivelle’s battle went ahead on April 16. The general had amassed twenty divisions from two armies - the Fifth and Sixth - alongside 3,810 guns and 128 brand new French tanks, the hulking, boxy Schneider CA1. A third army was held in reserve, a fourth earmarked to give support and trick the Germans into thinking the main push would come east of Reims.

But the tactics of Verdun would be much harder to replicate on a grand scale. The French artillery failed to cut the German wire, just like the British on the Somme a year earlier. The creeping barrages were difficult to coordinate, they needed to proceed according to carefully-planned time tables, but often they left the infantry far behind. By the time the troops had reach the German trenches, the artillery had already moved far away. One African division reached the German trenches to find their enemies undisturbed and waiting, machine-guns fully loaded. “Decimated by machine gun fire,” wrote one historian, “Senegalese troops break and flee.”

Nivelle hoped to advance a full six miles on the first day. Most of his men only made it six hundred yards. Many parts of the operation met disaster. The French planes were bested by German Albatrosses, bring “Bloody April” to French pilots. The tanks performed miserably. Of 128, thirty-two were knocked out on day one. The German defenses were also much better than they had been at Verdun. Since 1916, the Germans adopted a technique of “elastic defense,” building multiple lines of trenches and strongpoints that supported each other, rather than one single defensive line. Rather than standing and dying, German troops could fall back from one position to another, shooting the French to pieces as they tried to keep up. On the Aisne they had four heavily fortified sections of the Hindenburg Line.

To the French army’s credit, it did make some successful advances, just nowhere near to the scale promies. The Fifth Army penetrated over 3 miles and captured Juvincourt, the next day the Sixth captured a German position Fort Condé. But in their wake they left a trail of corpses. NIvelle had expected 15,000 casualties, he already had lost almost 100,000.

I’ve gotten a couple asks about the show “the keepers” (trigger warning: sexual abuse) and as a Catholic I won’t defend someone’s sin. As a Catholic I support a priest loosing his clerical state/ipso facto in the event he is convicted of a sexual crime since his intention to be a priest was not to serve the faith but to use the faith as a tool to abuse children. *Some people say “excommunication!!!” but the purpose of excommunication is to actually cause repentance and for people to return to the church, it’s not being permanently banned.*

What everyone should stop doing however, is assume that Catholics support sexual assault/abuse on children, assume all priests are abusers, or that it’s tied to our faith. People who pray on children will use absolutely any form of status in which they can abuse children, that means at churches, as teachers, in medical professions, and most commonly a person’s own family members.

snape was sexually assaulted

Snape was sexually assaulted.
True statement, it was sexual assault.

People who are against Snape and Snape apologists do not support sexual assault. Duh.
But you cannot deny that Snape abused kids as an adult. Scenario:

A middle aged man at a high school that who had a violent and abusive childhood and then taking the kids in his classroom and emotionally and verbally abusing them so far that one kids literal worst fear is the teacher. Even though his parents were tortured to insanity to the point they cannot recognize him.

You wouldn’t defend a rapist because he/she was abused as a child. You wouldn’t defend a pedophile who was molested as a teenager. And you most certainly can’t excuse a 38 year old teacher for abusing children in his classroom after experiencing assault. It just isn’t logical.

If Harry had been the spitting image of Lily and not James, the situation could have easily turned pedophil-y. Snape is and was a facist, racist, terroist who experienced bullying and assault as a teenager. THIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE.

Snape literally outed Remus to the entire wizarding world to the point that he could not get any other job, and faced such discrimination that he planned to leave his wife and unborn child because he thought he was a monster.

but sure.

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I love minimalist wallpapers for my computer and I couldn’t find any for Evolve so I went ahead and made my own.  This is the first time I’ve ever made wallpaper for a desktop so please be kind.  I didn’t include a watermark because A) I don’t have one and B) I want everybody to enjoy it without some crazy artist’s name on it..

Even though I only have 3 screens, I felt like making all 5 is the only way to go.  If you like these or use these, please show me some love by reblogging or liking it.  If it goes well, I will take requests for other games, comics, books, etc.

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How would you end XXX/Would you change the ending of XXX?

oooh, so this is a really complicated question and I accidentally wrote 300% more than you probably wanted.

So going off the show here (I don’t know enough about the comics to say what would be an appropriate ending for them), I actually really like Chosen as an episode, in and of itself. So if I only get to change Chosen, then no, I can’t think of any significant changes I’d make. My primary issues with it are that 1) the attitude towards turning girls into slayers abruptly changes from “serious violation” to “yay empowerment! yay sharing the power!” with no development or explanation, and 2) the ancient vampires go down waaay too easily, compared to how dangerous they were earlier. But I don’t think either of those problems can be easily fixed in the space of a single episode, and the existing episode works on an emotional level (for me personally), so I wouldn’t mess with it if I couldn’t change the preceding season.

But if by “ending” we mean the entirety of season seven, then yeah, I’d make some major changes. Off the top of my head:

1) Introduce the guardians early in the season, maybe even in the first episode. Instead of random women who exist with no explanation, the guardians are former slayers. They could be dead-once-but-back, like Buffy herself, or incorporeal beings who mostly stick to the afterlife and act as occasional guides to the living; there are various ways the concept could be executed, but they have voluntarily chosen to attempt to protect the world even after death. I’d probably have Buffy experience some of their memories via slayer dreams, but there are other ways to introduce them. The important thing is that they are aware of the potential murders as soon as (or before) the council knows about them, and they intend to Stop Them. The guardian slayers are the ones who eventually give Buffy the power to activate new slayers without killing the last one. The process only works if the individual slayer consents.

Bonus points if Sineya appears to the group and personally gives them an account of the origin of the slayer, the fall of demonkind, and how the earth passed (continues to pass?) into the hands of the children of women. This would replace the scenes where Buffy jumps through the time portal thingy.

2) The first’s goal is to open the Hellmouth, destroy humanity, and return control of the planet to demons. It sticks to this goal and pursues it relentlessly. We can keep the seal, and even keep the idea that the seal is opened with slayer blood, but then the First needs to be trying to kill slayers/potentials and transport their blood to the seal. If the council makes the decision to send all the slayers to Buffy’s house in the hopes that she will protect them from the mysterious slayer-killer, then the First must go after them relentlessly, and after Buffy in particular. This is an entity that can take the form of any dead person, including 1) Buffy’s abusive vampire ex who she’s currently trying to rehabilitate, and 2) Buffy herself. It uses Spike’s form in a constant attempt to trigger Buffy, and uses Buffy’s own form to undermine her authority by saying horrible things while in her form.

I’m not saying we’d have to see all or any of this viciousness on-screen; I admit it’s pretty dark, especially on the heels of S6. But if you’re going to make your final villain the sentient embodiment of evil, who has the form and knowledge of everyone who’s ever died, you can’t have that entity go soft on your heroes.

3) Buffy and co. respond to this emotional assault by aggressively supporting one another and constantly making physical contact whenever they have any sort of important conversation whatsoever. constant high-fives. constant hand-holding. maybe they throw tennis balls around if they’re on opposite sides of the room. people occasionally offer random hugs to friends and offer “to be sure you’re not the first” as a excuse. Yes, this is partly because I want to see the scoobies making casual physical contact all the time, but it also MAKES LEGITIMATE TACTICAL SENSE.

4) Oh, uh, this might not be relevant to the question, but while I’m changing S7, Willow starts dating Faith. This isn’t terribly important, but it makes way more sense than either Faith/Robin or Willow/Kennedy. They talk about redemption and bond over their shared goal of making up for their past crimes. None of us have to watch Kennedy take screen time from more interesting characters. Robin Wood can find a pretty lady watcher to flirt with, or something, idk

5) ANYWAY, those are the main things. I’d have to do a lot more work to figure out what the specifics of the rewritten plot would be, but the First would consistently attempt to divide and conquer Buffy’s forces, and Buffy would respond by intentionally forging strong connections between the group as a whole and between the slayers specifically (past, present, and future).

The Hellmouth and the entire city still go boom, because that part was incredibly satisfying.