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Apr 18th 2014, 208,718 notes & reblog
pater—-peccavi:

This is a screenshot of Dustin Shiplett’s facebook page. He raped my sister when she was 15; 6 years ago. None of her friends believed her when she talked with them about it. Eventually she just shut up. 
I remember exactly the week it happened.
We weren’t very close growing up. She smoked weed and hung out with a lot of people that were doing other drugs too. She had run away from home for almost three months. We later found out she had lived at her boyfriends during that time. When she came home my mom was concerned and decided to put her in a recovery center. 
The first week there my sister kept complaining about a weird vaginal smell. She said that her vagina was hurting, itching burning. She said she could smell it and felt extremely uncomfortable. 
The second week there she said she found out why her vagina was smelling so strange: as she cleaned herself up after using the toilet she pulled out a used, old, rotten tampon. Why it was in there, or why it had been in there for so long she didn’t say. 
Months later she seemingly indifferent mentioned this guy had slept with her as she was passed out at a friend’s house. She woke up half way through and tried to push him off. He kept telling her “No, Judith, it’s okay. You like it… Come on, Judith, you like it!”.
She didn’t like it. She was too intoxicated to fight back. She had to lay there and wait till he was done. She had to watch as he was raping her.
Dustin Shiplett raped my sister when she was 15. 
Apparently he didn’t care or notice to pull out the tampon before he forced his penis into her vagina. The used tampon was inside her for almost a month. 
The first time she told me about this I was dazzled. I didn’t quite grasp the gravity. In my mind I filed it as “bad things happen to bad people”. I considered my sister trash. The way she talked, the decisions she made, the friends she had - none of it was my understanding of a decent human being. For many years I blocked her out of my life. 
Now that I’m older, more educated I hate myself for not having stood up for her.
When my sister logs into her facebook she constantly sees posts of her friends tagging Dustin Shipplett, there are pictures of her former closest friend with this guy. 
At first she must have told people about this. The only one who seemed to believe her was her boyfriend at that time. Everyone else just shrugged their shoulder. They may have given her a sympathetic sight or a fake “aawww I’m sorry! What an ass!” but that’s it. 
Dustin Shiplett lives in Temple, Texas. He is a free man. He has friends, family.
I don’t care for him to be imprisoned. I don’t care for him to be beaten up. I don’t care for him to be harassed.
I care that my sister will forever have to live with this memory. I care that my sister feels abandoned, betrayed and left alone by her “friends”. I care that everytime I bring it up she just laughs it off.  I care that there are millions of girls, women who get raped every day. I care that most of them are afraid of speaking up. I care that there are people who don’t believe these women. I care that I was one of them. I care to change that! 
Dustim Shiplett can live a happy, hill billy life for all I care. He can deny himself the fact that he raped a girl. He can worship satan, wear a tutu, fly to lala land or O.D. I could care less. 
My sister was raped and that will never be erased.
Yes, she smoked weed that day. Yes, she woke up half way through and was too weak to protect herself. Yes, it wasn’t the smartest idea to run away from home in the first place. Yes, there probably could have been a million ways to belittle the chances of this happening. But my sister could have been any other girl. She could have been me, you. 
We all will come to points in our life where we do stupid things and loose control of our body. We will hit rock bottom. We may not do drugs, gamble, go into prostitution or whatever other “shameful” things are out there for us to “sin” on. It’s simple things that make us slip: the death of a close friend, the loss of a job, an economic crisis that forces us into bankruptcy, or even simpler: a fight with the parents, a bad grade, breaking up with a boyfriend/girlfriend, getting picked on in school. We all have our own fears, insecurities. They’re real to us. What might seem silly to others is crucial in our reality. And even if in 10 years later we can say “wow, I totally over reacted back then. Breaking up with so and so really wasn’t that bad!”, when we’re in the moment we don’t see that. When we’re in the moment we feel different. When we’re in the moment we react in the moment. We hit our own personal rock bottom.
Dustin Shiplett is a guy that took advantage of my sister’s rock bottom. He is not the only man who will do that. There are many more out there. I want to post this on tumblr not because I want to raise attention to Dustin Shiplett (okay, maybe a little) but because I want to raise awareness to the fact that when we hit rock bottom there potentially is a guy that will take advantage of that. And that’s not okay. 

evabadon:

"when women wear makeup they’re basically lying to us" well i don’t see why i’m being blamed for a man stupid enough to really think i have red and gold eyelids

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zacwells:

Scooby Doo is the most useless member of the scooby doo team why is the show named after him, the show should be called Velma

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thekatitube:

DOES ANYONE ELSE GET LIKE REALLY HAPPY WHEN SOMEONE LEANS THEIR HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDER AND YOURE LIKE FUCK YEAH IVE BEEN CHOSEN AND YOU FEEL REALLY SPECIAL BUT THEN YOU HAVE TO STAY SO FUCKIBG STILL COS IF YOU MOVE THEYLL STOP LEANING ON YOU AND ITS LIKE NO COME BACK IM SORRRRYUWYY

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bled:

IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOREVER

So much accuracy in this tho AMEEN

obscurebourgeoisie:

don’t buy colgate whitening toothpaste

it says guaranteed whiteness in 14 days

15 days have come and gone

and i am still asian

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I think the concept of virginity was created by men who thought their penises were so important it changes who a woman is. (via defeatxthelow)

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