Planned Parenthood is excited to be launching our new Tumblr that’s all about sexual and reproductive health – bodies, birth control, relationship issues, “is it normal for this to do this?” type things. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing what we know, answering questions, and just… tumblring.
We hope you like it! And we hope it helps.
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Check this out people. Important things are happening. Help out Planned Parenthood. Give them a follow. Could end up helping you out too.
1. Physical attributes you find particularly alluring? 2. Mental/personal attributes you find particularly alluring? 3. Name a book that changed your life. 4. Detail your personal feelings about public transit and share a story involving a mode of public transportation. 5. Is a fixed-gear bicycle an automatic sign of hipsterdom? 6. Where was the first place you were allowed to walk to/go to without adult supervision? 7. Have you ever played ‘the floor is lava” game? 8. Were you a proponent of the pillow fort or the blanket tent? 9. Best time you ever had in a natural (i.e. outside an urban area) setting? 10. Best compliment you ever received? 11. What is the worst thing about living in these times? 12. Name two historical crushes. 13. How accurate is your zodiac sign when describing you? 14. Name the best combination of flavors ever. 15. Name one thing that causes tension between you and your family members. 16. Who and what do you love? 17. Ten small things that make you ecstatic.
I don’t know if rape jokes encourage rape culture. I don’t care. You still shouldn’t tell them.
Statistically, if you have told a rape joke to a group of more than five people, one of the people you told it to was a rape survivor, possibly of multiple rapes. They will not necessarily disclose this to you; rape apologism is endemic in society and most rape survivors are cautious about whom they tell. Some may even be too ashamed of their rape to admit it to anyone, or because of rape-minimizing narratives like “men can’t be raped” and “I consented to oral, so I couldn’t have been raped” may not admit it even to themselves. The fact remains: if you’ve told dozens of rape jokes in your life, then you have almost certainly told a joke that minimizes or trivializes rape in front of a survivor.
And if you put as your Facebook status “I totally raped at Halo today” for your two hundred Facebook friends to see, statistically, you have just reminded thirty-three people of one of the worst experiences of their entire lives.
So I’m sitting here listening to Planet 10 and I forgot how much this music relaxes me. You see, this is my step-dad’s band and I used to fall asleep with my ear pressed to the floor trying to catch their practices from the basement, back when I still called my step-dad “Uncle Rich” ‘cause he was a family friend.
It’s late 80’s/ early 90’s pop rock. Give it a listen if you want. You can download the music for free on the link above. Maybe it will make other people smile too.