I like quiet love.
The kind that speaks
In murmers and mumbles
Over the breakfast table.

The kind that skitters across the floor
To kiss you before they go;
The kind that lets you know
They will come back.

Love like that
Leaves the porch light on.
It reads to you aloud
When you are sick.

It is the mirrored face
Which hangs beyond the door frame
To remind you that things will be fine;
The face that never rearranges
It’s shape when it isnt.

Quiet love keeps me grounded
Without being heavy.
But when quiet love lets go of you,
You can never feel it leaving.

It does not peel itself away like paint
Chipping after too much sun—
You realize the subtleties
After it is already gone.

― Lorne Ryan, Subtleties (via defense-mechanisms)

Aug 06 2:22 with 317 notes

Ten rape prevention tips:

1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

Rape prevention tips

Posted by Leigh Hofheimer under Prevention

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Aug 04 2:50 with 251,510 notes
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