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Why? http://wp.me/s3FRKr-why

Every time I see an article like this, I wonder why we still question those who seem so pious and popular when someone names them as a perpetrator. I also ask myself why we continue to cover up such horrific crimes.

Excerpt from the New York Times:

ROTHERHAM, England — It started on the bumper cars in the children’s arcade of the local shopping mall. Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys,…

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Time For Change

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It’s been four days since the NFL made the decision to suspend Ray Rice indefinitely and the Baltimore Ravens terminated his five-year contract for domestic violence committed against his then-fiancé, as shown in graphic detail in the newly released video of the crime.
Each year in the United States, 12 million women experience domestic violence. That means that on February 15, 2014, the…

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Yes Means Yes Law

This is promising.
Thank you, California.

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Now, the California legislature has sent the governor the first law of its kind designed to reduce assaults.

It’s called the “yes means yes” law.

University of California, Los Angeles senior Savanah Badalich is an advocate for the proposed law. She says she learned “no” is not enough when she was raped by a fellow student.

“I had said ‘no’…

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#ItsOnUs to Stop Sexual Assault

IMG_0116.JPGPowerful hashtag and campaign via The White House.

Similar to the things said on this site as well as much of what Thomas has been saying on the Yes Means Yes Blog for the past several years, it is wonderful to see the White House getting behind bystander response and actively working to change our culturally scripted victim-blaming habits.

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“When violence against women is no longer…

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Inside the Mind of a Serial Rapist

I remember this Reddit thread from two years ago. In the aftermath of my worst assault, it was both triggering and an eye opener.

He was in reading this thread that I realized that my rapist, all of the men who assaulted me, knew exactly what they were doing. They knew it was wrong. They knew I didn’t want it, and they did it anyway.

This is an excellent article on that thread.

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The…

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London KidRated 10/10!

Check this out friends and followers! The brilliant Stanley Laney gave Rowan of the Wood a KidRated score of 10 out of a possible 10!!

Watch for yourself:
[YouTube=”http://youtu.be/rsVRs_U8EzM”]

Stanley doesn’t give out 10s easily, either. In fact, the only other thing to have ever rated a 10 by this London Kid was the hike over the O2 Dome.

Not even a cool practice operation on a stuffed animal…

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London KidRated 10/10!!

Check this out friends and followers! The brilliant Stanley Laney gave Rowan of the Wood a KidRated score of 10 out of a possible 10!!

Watch for yourself:
[YouTube=”http://youtu.be/rsVRs_U8EzM”]

Stanley doesn’t give out 10s easily, either. In fact, the only other thing to have ever rated a 10 by this London Kid was the hike over the O2 Dome.

Not even a cool practice operation on a stuffed animal…

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Read the Actual Words for a Change

20140803-230739-83259458.jpgI’ve gotten several messages and emails lamenting the death of O. M. Grey or to express a sadness that I’m quitting writing…only I’m not quitting writing.

I got so many messages, in fact, I doubted my own memory of what I wrote just two days ago, so I went back to “Caught in the Cogs” and reread the “RIP OMG” post.

Turns out. I’m not crazy.

I didn’t say I was quitting writing. Not even once.

I…

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RIP OMG

20140801-144239-52959577.jpgO. M. Grey is dead.

Well. Not really.

Okay. I admit. That was a little overdramatic, but then…consider the source.

The woman behind O. M. Grey is very alive, indeed, but this post officially marks the end of actively promoting and engaging under this pen name. It’s not a decision I make lightly. I’ve been vacillating over this for a few months now, for the following reasons herein, but it’s…

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Consider a PTSD Claim

Consider a PTSD Claim

A UK Law Firm asked me to post this infographic on PTSD. I am happy to do anything that helps raise awareness of this debilitating disorder and the things that cause it.

PTSD Claims Infographic

[Source Blackwater Law]

Contact Blackwater Law to make a PTSD Claim. I’m considering it, especially since The Steampunk Musician lives in the UK. Especially since he refused to even say a few pretty words to start the…

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