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Opinion by LGYCE posted 1 month ago
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"Hello. Do you know who I am? Of course you don't. I'm a nobody. I'd tell you my name, but you don't care. I'm just lonely. Nobody cares about me. Nobody cares what I think. People treat me like dirt. My opinion doesn't matter. Nothing about me matters. I try to say something, but nobody listens. They don't even try. I hate my life. I've never had a friend. I never even had a chance to make a friend. You're probably feeling sorry for me right now. But if you knew me, you wouldn't care anymore. I hate you all. My entire life is pointless and sad. It's like I'm not even there. I never get to do anything fun with anybody. Nobody loves me, and that hurts. I know I'm not wanted. Not that it matters. Nobody gives a damn about me or what I think, they all just want me gone. Nobody even knows me, and they won't even give me a chance. I'm hopeless. The worst part is, I'm not even exaggerating. At all. And I don't have the power to change any of it. I'm just so sad."

This story is true, as horrible as that is. I tear up just thinking about that. And do you know who it's about? Do you feel sorry for that person? Do you care?
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Opinion by tamore posted 6 months ago
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#rapecultureiswhen trended on Twitter last night, seemingly sparked by Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) after she was told she was "overhyping rape culture."

This article is a collection of some of my favorite tweets because I think awareness is important. Many people ignore the existence of rape culture, or if they acknowledge it they do not understand its extent. So:

Rape culture is when...

any talk about rape turns into the obvious fact that "not men all like that!" instead of "too many men are like that."
@gogreen18

men are allowed to travel, go out at night, get drunk, wear whatever they want--without it being seen as "asking for it."
@gogreen18

a song about having sex without consent (with lyrics straight from rapist's mouths) tops the charts for an entire year.
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Opinion by TDDD posted 10 months ago
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I see the concept for Schrodinger's Rapist getting a lot of flack. People, when confronted with this idea, say things like "This is stupid. Not everyone is a rapist!" or "This is just feminist propaganda meant to instill paranoia in women and make them afraid of men."

I personally think that everyone who wants to abide by the theory has every right to do so. Let me give you an example:

About two years ago I was seventeen and during Halloween break I was working in my Mum's office. But there was one day when my Mum couldn't drive me home and I had to get the bus. This was all fine - I was perfectly capable of organizing a bus for myself and then walking home from the bus station. My journey to get home that day was a half hour bus ride and then another 40 minutes walking down a dark street to get to my home which was a bit out of the way. Not a problem, I'd walked that road countless times much later in the night.

But this day was different. As I was waiting for the bus to arrive a man approached me. This man was in his mid to late twenties and seemed to be travelling. He hadn't shaved in a few days and had a hiking bag with him....
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