A photo series from Current Solutions, a sexual assault awareness media website, aims to remind survivors of sex crimes that what happened to them is not something that they should be blamed for.
The photos from the series “Dear Brock Turner” were captured by Yana Mazurkevich and features different women who are holding up signs written with phrases that people often say when they find out someone has gone through rape or sexual assault.
The phrases were written from the victim’s standpoint and portrays how survivors end up blaming themselves due to society’s view that it’s a woman’s “job” to not get attacked for their sexuality. Because of the culture of victim-blaming, survivors get shamed and guilted into keeping mum about what they went through instead of asking for help.
“Dear Brock Turner” is a response to the injustice occuring with the recent case of Stanford student, Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted a woman who was unconscious. There was a possibility of him being jailed for up to 14 years in prison after he got convicted on three felony sexual assault charges, but ended up being sentenced to serve six months in jail and three years probation.
Letters penned by family and friends of Turner to the presiding judge were thought to be the reason why the student received a light sentence. The contents of most of the letter didn’t put any blame on the assailant, but rather the victim and because she got drunk prior to the ordeal.
The co-founder of Current Solutions, Maxwell Fong, released a statement saying,
“Most people know the statistic one in four women are assaulted during their college career, but what most people don’t realize is that this happens to one in four women they know. By putting faces to these stories, we’re showing the world that people are not afraid to speak out.”
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Must-See! White Ink Tattoos are Marking on the Tattoo World!
A new trend is making its mark in the tattoo world. It can give one a fun scar look and it goes beyond the usual thick, heavy outlines drawn on the skin.
It's called White Ink Tattoos. The main goal of White Ink Tattoos is to give a look more discrete than black-inked and intricate-colored tattoos.
It is hardly visible at first glance but it can still make one stand out from the crowd. What makes it a truly beautiful artwork is that it is a kind of a loud subtle statement.
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A glimpse of how the Ark looks like
There are other sights and activities inside the Ark Encounter, but the main attraction is the timber-framed structure which exhibits the Biblical tale Noah’s Ark and The Great Flood. Found inside the replica are different pairs of animals that were rescued by Noah and his family, including dinosaurs. This historic arc is said to be the largest structure that is made up of timber frames.
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