How to help a friend who had experienced dating violence. Three phrases that might not be your first instinct to say, but can help them the most:
I believe you.
It’s not your fault.
I support you and help is available.
Some helpful resources for your friend and you are loveisrespect.org and womenhelpingwomen.org. 24-hour hotline for Women Helping Women is: 513-381-5610. These resources are available any time, and are for anyone who is experiencing dating abuse or supporting someone.
UK help available at thisisabuse.gov.uk
Dating violence does not just happen to women. These messages can be used to help out any friend who has experienced dating violence.
The NuvaRing, brought to us by Molly, that lovely lady. Can you believe she’s doing all of the AND finishing college a semester early right now?
Information on the NuvaRing and update about the (biased and insufficient) study that claimed that it caused fatal blood clots in young people.
How to keep yourself safe from iCloud hackers. Please make sure your auto photo sharing is turned off so that others don’t fall victim to having their photos stolen like those poor celebs.
Reblog to get the word out!
Just fixed mine - passing it along so you can too!
And above we see one of the few non-slut-shaming bisexual jokes ever made in television history.
we have to put our trust in to bob’s burgers, people
Non-oppressive bi-sexuality jokes on mainstream television!
Self Spanking is hardly ever discussed and I have gotten lots of questions about it, being as I was a self spanker for years before finding a partner, I hope this info is helpful!
This doesn’t really work for me. I like the energy from another person’s hand, but its good information and I will pass it on.
EDIT: Self-spanking is an option that is not talked about very often! The best part is doing it with someone you trust, so why not do it with yourself!
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Time to recommend some of my favorite books featuring queer characters because there is nothing more important to me.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
- Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
- Adaptation by Malinda Lo
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
- Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters
- Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
- Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Summer is almost over, but it doesn’t mean the reading has to stop!
Because I am a Woman works hard to bring you original content on all things feminism— but we can’t do it alone. Below you will find a (now expanded and updated) list of resources that we personally recommend listed by subject matter in alphabetical order. You can also find our own work on…
Thanks for listing some of our resources on your list!!
Join the conversation about the privacy breach and non-consentual nude photo release! This is not a scandal, this is stolen property.
sips tea like a totally cultured human being and not like someone who’s spent all day drawing smut because why would I do that really
This is absolutely lovely I want it to happen to me
Playing with gags can be awesome! Just make sure that you do not leave a person unattended with restricted access to breathing. Read up on safety before you play! A great resource for that is kinkacademy.com