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.
Earlier this week my younger brother’s best friend’s father passed away from diabetes. Today is the first surgery that my older brother’s fiance’s mother will have to hopefully rid her of breast cancer. I don’t know either of these people, but it makes me so very sad to hear of both of these things. The pain that the people close to them must be going through, the pain that they went through and are going through, I can’t even imagine it. It’s just so heart breaking. If you find yourself with a few spare minutes in the next week or so, maybe throw a prayer their way. I know they would appreciate it.
I don’t know if it would be harder if I was nostalgic about the only person I ever cared enough about that they had the power to break my heart, or if it’s harder that I’m not nostalgic about them at all.