The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit in our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them

Thomas Merton ( (via raychillster)

#DecolonizeSAAM Week 3: The Non-Profit Industrial Complex

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Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reading List.

Week 3: The NPIC

1. History of Rape Crisis Movement http://www.sfwar.org/pdf/History/HIST_CALCASA_11_09.pdf

2. Up Against A Wall: Rape Reform And The Failure of Success

This chat is happening on twitter right now, under the hashtag #DecolonizeSAAM! feel free to join or follow along!

Currently, listening to this talk by Andrea Smith. I think if we’re looking for reasons why women arent in science, for me, Violence Against Women is a LARGE part of it. The constant fear and policing of yourself and vigilance that comes with being in a room full of men.

You find yourself many times late at night in a room full of men, collaborating with men. And there’s so many repercussions to dropping that guard. Unless we can address this violence with viable solutions, I can not in good faith recommend for women to go into science.