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Mr. Scorpio

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March 31, 2014

For anyone who's not quite sure about what Rape Culture is, I give you PROJECT UNBREAKABLE...



The mission of Project Unbreakable is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault and encourage the act of healing through art. Since the project's conception in October 2011 by then nineteen year old Grace Brown, it has featured over three thousand images of sexual assault survivors holding posters with quotes from their attackers. Project Unbreakable has been featured media outlets such as Glamour, TIME, Buzzfeed, and The Guardian.

March 31, 2014

Virginia Christian school forces eight-year-old girl to leave because she looks too much like a boy

Surprised no one's mentioned this, but a Christian school in Virginia is in the spotlight after all but forcing an eight-year-old student to leave because she looks like a boy. Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle has had her hair cut short since she was five years old, and makes no secret she's a tomboy. Well, Sunnie's appearance didn't sit too well with administrators at Timberlake Christian School in Forest, near Lynchburg. Last month, her grandparents pulled her out of school after she was told her appearance didn't line up with "biblical standards."

"Sunnie realizes she's a female, but she wants to do boy things," said Doris Thompson, Kahle's great-grandmother and legal guardian. "She wants to play rough and tough."
Thompson has raised Kahle since she was an infant. When she turned five, Thompson said she asked for a short hair cut.

"She had hair down to her waist and she wanted to give it to a child with cancer," said Thompson. "After we cut her hair she started wanting to wear jeans and a t-shirt. She didn't want to wear her frilly dresses anymore."

Her appearance started leading to awkward questions at school.

Kahle said her classmates would occasionally ask if she was a boy or a girl, but she said the question did not hurt her feelings.

The issue caught the attention of administrators at Timberlake Christian School, where Kahle was a student.

Elementary principal Becky Bowman sent home a letter last month, reminding Thompson of the school's religious affiliation and it's right to refuse students who contradict a "biblical lifestyle."

"We believe that unless Sunnie and her family clearly understand that God has made her female and her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity, that TCS is not the best place for her future education," Bowman wrote in the letter, which was given to WDBJ7 by Thompson.


I'm pretty sure that this is another example of that age-old problem of someone using religion to justify their own reprehensible prejudices.

The only real Christian in this story is the child, who donated her own hair to cancer patients.
March 30, 2014

Enough is enough...

March 30, 2014

I need this for myself...

March 30, 2014

Today marks my 19,147th day without having a cigarette

Which is why I'm celebrating the occasion with a post of cute kitten


March 30, 2014

Because I really don't want to deal with whatever's going on in GD right now...

I'm posting this picture of a luscious looking slice of delicious chocolate cake…


March 29, 2014

G.O.P. Youth Outreach...

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