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[TW: rape]

This is the rape joke:
My best friend was four years old the first time his father came into his room at midnight and tore out his throat. He still has days when I cannot hold him because the memory of a bleeding trachea haunts his doorway. He has not been home for the holidays in many years, but – even now – hands are seen as weapons.

This is the rape joke:
I have been told by more than twenty people that they have been raped. To all of them, I asked where the rapist was. From none of them, I heard ‘jail.’

This is the rape joke:
Once my brother told me that I was so ugly, I would be a virgin forever. Unless someone raped me. But even they wouldn’t come back for seconds.

This is the rape joke:
I believed him.

This is the rape joke:
I now look at every woman on the street and wonder if the space between her legs is a crime scene, surrounded by ripped caution tape. The statistics tell me that this is so common that I will never be in a room that does not contain a survivor. Not even if I am in that room alone.

This is the rape joke:
I was thirteen years old, and he was supposed to be just a friend.

This is the rape joke:
When his older brother came home, the boy pulled away. He wiped the tears from my face and said ‘we should do this again some time.’

This is the rape joke:
When I finally told my parents, they asked what I had been wearing.

This is the rape joke:
I had been wearing my innocence. My trust. I had worn the love I held for humanity and expected to be treated well. I had never been taught that I would be that girl, the one who keeps a mine of secrets between her legs – that girl was the slut. I wasn’t supposed to be breakable.
What had I been wearing? I wore the rape joke, then I became it.


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This is the Rape Joke | d.a.s

After Lora Mathis’s poem “the Rape Joke

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This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

THIS IS LITERALLY THE FUCKING STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE YOU’RE GROSS IF YOU AGREE WITH THIS THIS IS REALLY GROSS I’M MAD!? no  noNO. …… 500 THOUSAND FUCKING DOLLARS…. TOWARDS A PRO-LIFE “ART INSTALLATION” PUT YOUR FUCKING “ANGER” INTO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE YOU DISGUSTING FILTH? 

But guys. That’s not even the point.50 000 000 children. That’s literally 16% of the population of the US. Given that 18% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, let’s say that we’re actually talking 41 000 000 children. That’s about 13% of the current population of the US. The most common reason a woman aborts is because she cannot afford a baby. Up to 69% of abortions are by women who are at less than 200% of the poverty line for a family of the size they currently have. Making food security and housing stability serious issues. Making it so that, if these children had been born, up to an additional 30 000 000, NOT counting the women in question or their other children, NOT counting additional women who would lose their jobs if they had a baby, would be thrust into low income or poverty.Where is the money going to come from for an additional 10% of the US population to be on public assistance? Who is going to look after the children whose mothers literally cannot look after them?I once did the math. If there was no more abortion in the US, up to 10 000 000 additional children would be in foster care within 18 years.How the fuck is a country that can’t even help the people who are already living in poverty in their country, whose foster children are already underserviced, going to deal with this?You can’t. ALL conservatives, especially the fiscal ones, should wake up every morning and thank whatever higher power they believe in that abortion is legal, and every damn one of them should be working to ensure that it’s widely available and actually safe for the emotional and physical health of the pregnant person.

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