DEEP IN THE MEADOW, digital.
Drawn to Rue’s Farewell from the Hunger Games soundtrack by James Howard.
HEY IMPORTANT THING. I just got this email:
BIG NEWS: President Obama just announced that he is taking major action against sexual assault by creating a presidential task force to fight rape on college campuses.1
Having the President on our side is huge at a moment when sexual assault on college campuses has reached an epidemic level. Right now, 1 in 5 women will be assaulted or raped during college.2
For over a year now, the UltraViolet community—that’s you!—has been taking action together to tackle rape culture and stand up for survivors. Together with our allies, we’ve helped bring the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses into the spotlight and called on the Administration to address it.
That’s why the White House wants to know what solutions YOU want to see. As an advocate who has spoken out for survivors before, your input is valuable. This is a major opportunity to be heard by the President and White House.
Can you take 3 minutes to fill out a short, easy survey about what you think the Presidential Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault should do? We’ll deliver your response to the White House next week.
Presidential commissions have a mixed record—some have faded into historical footnotes, while others have changed the course of our country’s history. For example, President Reagan’s HIV/AIDS task force led to increased funding for drug trials and an end to federal discrimination against those who are HIV-positive.3
We know that searches for solutions to sexual assault and rape can end up victim-blaming instead of holding attackers accountable. It’s why we’re bombarded by media figures that blame alcohol, twerking, and teenage naivete for rape instead of the rapists.4 And just last year, campus after campus—from Yale to USC—was called out for mishandling rape cases.5
When colleges don’t take rape accusations seriously, it discourages survivors from reporting. Only 12% of survivors report the assault, and it’s more often the survivors rather than their attackers who drop out of school.6
A federal task force will create uniform guidelines that colleges should follow to stop sexual assault and punish rapists. Data and research is helpful, but input from citizens who care and know about the problem is critical to finding the right solutions.
Last year, Ultraviolet members spoke out and demanded the Department of Education start holding campuses accountable for failing to uphold Title IX—the federal law that bans sexual discrimination in education, including sexual assault. From Steubenville, Ohio, and Maryville, Missouri, to Yale University, you’ve spoken out time and again to demand justice for survivors who have been swept aside by school authorities, law enforcement, and their communities. Now the President himself is demanding more be done, and he wants to hear from you.
Thanks for speaking out.
—Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Malinda, Adam, and Gabriela, the UltraViolet team
This is super big!
Share any stories, even from friends or even if you haven’t actually been assaulted. Like I was actually stalked by and sent very vulgar and graphic messages from a male classmate more than twice my age when I was in college, and the school did nothing to protect me other than tell the man to stop talking to me, and it was the third time he’d done that to female classmates. I literally had to have someone chaperone me to and from my car because I was so scared of this guy.
HOLY SHIT, SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENING IN AMERICA!?
SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.
Please do this. It’s super quick.
(fixed the link, because it was one that was signed in under someone else’s name)
Important enough that I want reblog on here.
Mario Balotelli, the star striker for the Italian soccer club AC Milan was brought to tears during an away game at Napoli on Saturday. Reports from many of those in attendance say that his reaction was due to racist chants directed at him by huge sections of the crowd.
Antiblackness is a world wide problem.
remeber that Italian LGBT campain with only white people, and when somebody on tumblr point it out all of you motherfuckers were like “BUT THERE ARE NO BLACKS IN ITALY SO SHUT UP NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT RACISM OMFG” yes, yes there are pieces of shit, and Italy is one of the most racist country in Europe when it comes to Black people, so they fucking need representation, they need to be everywhere there bc srsly there’s ALWAYS stuff like that happening there like every goddamn time.
defend balotelli at all costs
Lemme make it simple for the retard I reblogged this from.
1. in said picture that is the euro 2010 final, italy lost to spain. Ballotelli was abysmal in said final despite being italys best player for the entire tournament.. that is not relevant to said picture.
2.He cried because of how fucking god awful he played against napoli, a team that milan should be beating but seeing as milan are dogshit now they cant.
Balotelli only put one shot on target before coming off for Giampaolo Pazzini in the 73rd minute. He was also ruled offside three times.
4. Seedorf, a dutch legend and one of the greatest playmakers to play for an italian team stated why he cried, ballotelli has been subject to racism COUNTLESS times and hes made a mess of it, the guy is connected to costra nostra, every crime family in milan and rome and italy because hes a FUCKING MORON
5. When in england, he set off fireworks in his house, crashed 3 cars, got 500k worth of speeding fines, caused untold hassle for the club he played for and was sent off near enough everyweek and never played more than 4 games of note despite being on something like 200k a week.
This shit aint new, nor is ballotelli any more deserving of praise than anyone else, especially seeing how ballotelli is a scumbag
LE CHIFFRE, Casino Royale.
i found you a nicely apt description of what the fucking friendzone is
I kinda lost interest in finishing this when I realized it was reminding me of the Firefox logo. Lol. So, uhm, half-done Mozilla Starfirefox. >.>
An electron microscope image of a human foetus.
Pictured here at 8 weeks, with a length of just 3cm, the nose, eyes and hands are easily visible.
(Science You Can Love, Neurons want food)