We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him.The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to use force against you.” The boy nodded and shuddered visibly.“But,” I continued. “As a woman, you learn to live with that from the time you are fourteen, and it never stops. We live with that fear every day of our lives. Every man walking through the parking garage the same time you are is either just a harmless stranger or a potential rapist. Every time.”The girls in the room nodded, agreeing. The boys seemed genuinely shocked. “So think about that the next time you hit on a girl. Maybe, like you in the taxi, she doesn’t actually want you to.”




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fightingfor-nothing:

This has such a powerful meaning to it. Because sometimes, it is too late to save someone, once you realize how much they’ve needed help, they’re already gone. When you realize you shouldn’t have said those last words to that person, that you could change those words. I often hear “oh they were such a wonderful person, they didn’t need to go this way”, here’s an idea, tell them these things while they’re still alive. It can make a difference, even a simple smile. Watch what you say to people, because you never know, that could be their last day on Earth. 
This picture, my god. 

fightingfor-nothing:

This has such a powerful meaning to it. Because sometimes, it is too late to save someone, once you realize how much they’ve needed help, they’re already gone. When you realize you shouldn’t have said those last words to that person, that you could change those words. I often hear “oh they were such a wonderful person, they didn’t need to go this way”, here’s an idea, tell them these things while they’re still alive. It can make a difference, even a simple smile. Watch what you say to people, because you never know, that could be their last day on Earth. 

This picture, my god. 

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suicidal-barbie:

cholazard:

i like you do you like me

kiss me if yes

recite the bible in slovakian if no

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radical-nyan:

elixerr:

ur-pretty:

stretch

hahahhaha it actually took me a while to figure out what this was.

lolwatt.

radical-nyan:

elixerr:

ur-pretty:

stretch

hahahhaha it actually took me a while to figure out what this was.

lolwatt.


hannaaahwallace:

omg this house

hannaaahwallace:

omg this house

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