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Thank you for your summer gifts. YOU are making a difference. Kids at SafePlace have been telling us that the goggles you provided have allowed them to open their eyes under the water for the first time. It’s really these little moments that make up happy childhood memories. Thanks for helping kids healing from trauma take the time to just be kids this summer.


"Your struggle is part of your story."

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When people compare the greatness that is The Simpsons to other animated shows like Family Guy it makes me want to set myself on fire

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Accepting help is its own kind of strength.
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Thank Gif It’s Friday, everybody! Go out, enjoy the sun and have a great weekend!

Every woman knows the word slut has power. Whether you love it or hate it, the word “slut” is an evocation of a gender double standard used to control women and no woman alive hasn’t thought about what it means to be labeled in this way. In some cultures, where honor killings take place, it is a matter of life or death.

If you’re a “good” woman, don’t kid yourself. It means you’ve spent your life and will continue to spend your life calibrating your appearance, speech and behaviour so that you are not a slut. By not acknowledging how the word is used you are embracing its power over you and other girls and women. And you will pass that corrupt and misguided abuse of power on to your daughters and mine. That’s because you know, deep down, that at any point that word can be used against you. Every woman is a slut waiting to happen. Women who abhor the word, find it vulgar, and fear it, the ones who slut-shame others, gain a little bit of power by participating in a system that denigrates them.

Other women, and their male allies, reject the power of the word and the social structures that perpetuate its harm. These women and men know it for what it is - a word used to control women and their bodies, and it is useless as a weapon against them.