After noticing Everything Is Shiny's share to the mainpage today (ugh, so many days since it was written, I hope consent was requested and given, no pun intended) I wanted to remind everyone to read this essay if you haven't already, or again, if not recently.

The Not Rape Epidemic, Original Essay, by Latoya Peterson

It is incredibly powerful, sad, and enraging, so be warned, it will pretty much trigger every woman (#yesallwomen). To me, it encapsulates what we're being taught from the cradle to the grave. And we have to recognize it in order to stay vigilant against what we know as rape culture, but everyone else seems to simply call "our" culture.