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Why We Did(n't) Start a Cult
"Without community, there is no liberation...but community must not
mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense
that these differences do not exist."
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, she stands up for all women."
TW/CW: Rape, Sexual Assault
"As women, we must root out internalized patterns of oppression within ourselves if we are to move beyond the most superficial aspects of social change."
Content Warning: Rape
"I like to rest my hands in your kangaroo pouch,
it makes them feel comfy like a big soft couch.
And I don't care if the weather's no good,
I say, 'See you later rain', as I pull up my hood."
-Adam Sandler, "Red Hooded Sweatshirt"
"The fact that there are gay people in Alabama is all the proof you need that homosexuality isn't a choice."
(As quoted from my memory of one of his stand-up specials.)
In June of 2015 I was raped. In May of 2017 my rapist was found guilty. In July of 2017 I was able to read my impact statement. Here it is:
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© Alessandra Ragusin