“Me Too” is Flawed, But I’m so Glad It’s Happening

Trigger warning: Mentions of sexual assault

Most of you probably know by now that a lot of people are reposting the following:

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On my Facebook feed, countless people have come forward for the first time. Some just keep it simple by quoting the above text, some tell their stories and some give constructive criticism about the trend.

Some people feel it isn’t enough — that it won’t change anything because people already know it’s a problem. Continue reading “Me Too” is Flawed, But I’m so Glad It’s Happening

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Why is Spanking Children Still Legal?

Trigger warning: child abuse (and brief mentions of domestic abuse, elder abuse and animal abuse)

If I hit my boyfriend right now, it would be completely rational to call the police.

If I hit my grandma right now, it would be completely rational to call the police.

If I hit a dog right now, it would be completely rational to call the police.

If I had a child and spanked them, a lot of people would shrug and do nothing. Continue reading Why is Spanking Children Still Legal?

The People Who Sexually Assaulted Me Were Selfish and Didn’t Love Me

Sexual assault is selfish and if a person does it, they do not truly love and respect the person they’re with.

It’s selfish, because it’s putting one’s own “needs” above someone else’s safety and well-being. It’s selfish because the person would rather avoid a potentially awkward moment than make sure their “loved one” does not have their boundaries crossed.

Love is not selfish. Love is respectful. Love is putting someone else’s needs over one’s own. If they truly loved me, they never would’ve risked hurting me.

Can We Please Stop Treating Triggers as a Joke?

Can we please stop with the trigger joke nonsense? Triggers suck. They’re not funny. And joking about them downplays how serious they are. I mean, did you know it’s possible to be funny without being an asshole? Mindblowing, right? Besides… have you ever seen a trigger joke that’s actually funny? Yeah, me neither. Continue reading Can We Please Stop Treating Triggers as a Joke?