The life-altering experience of surviving sexual assault can leave many questions unanswered and women and men are often too scared or too uncomfortable to reach out for formal support.
An empowering new ground-roots effort to help the many victims of sexual violence is quickly turning into something of an Internet phenomenon. Strangers across the web get together to share stories and offer solace through the Tumblr, “ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault"
This is a picture of my friend Becky. She used to be a happy, popular girl until one night she snorted marijuana at a party. She died instantly. Please, don’t do marijuana. It’s the most dangerous drug out there. Please don’t wind up like Becky.
pretty sure that’s Taylor Swift
no its becky
1. That’s Taylor Swift. 2. YOU CANNOT DIE FROM MARIJUANA USE UNLESS YOU SMOKE 1500 POUNDS IN AN HOUR. 1500 POUNDS. THAT’S FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE. STOP SPREADING PROPAGANDA ABOUT SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.
Online activism has drawn criticism for making a lot of noise without the ability to create real change. But charges of slacktivism aren’t always fair: A robust online conversation can educate and inspire change.
So how do we actually impact the situations that garner our outrage online? Your best bet is to donate to a cause, but with so many campaigns out there, it is sometimes to difficult to work out which one will actually make a change on the ground.