August 3rd, 2004

What's a personal bubble? - BOYS

No Pity. No Shame. No Silence.

I was a victim of sexual violence. And so were quiet a few of you. For that I am truly sorry and ashamed to be a member of a species that can do these things to others.

This is an unfortunetly popular meme going around at the moment. I very much wish I never saw it and wish that nobody would ever need to see it but in keeping in theme with today "You can't always get what you want."

It's distressing how many of my friends have been sexually abused. I know the statistics, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been molested by the time they hit eighteen. I personally know of at least 10 women and 3 men who I consider to be friends who have been sexually abused at one point or another in their lives. And that's just the ones who are open and willing to admit it.

The statistics are based off of people with the courage to talk about their experience(s), there are an alarmingly large number more who won't speak for one reason or another.

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I've been feeling kinda blah all day before seeing this but now...

Apparently this all started from misia's post.

No Pity. No Shame. No Silence.
I'm a survivor of sexual violence.