I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:
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We’d like to put together a list of links or “resources” of other Tumblr blogs which primarily publish photo Submissions from tumblr photographers or which primarily reblog from original photographers on Tumblr.
Please help us out, and let us know about these tumblrs.
We’d love to build the largest list of such resources, so everyone is aware of the many different avenues available to share their photos with more people.
We will be collecting & posting links here: lensblr.com/resources (this page is being updated as people suggest more tumblrs - stay tuned).
Coot taking off
So, how do you explain to someone who was 14 when his Mum died, and 15 when his Dad died, how you feel about your Dad being in hospital for nearly 3 weeks, with no prognosis….especially when said person found both parents? That’s right, the man I love found both of his parents dead, about 6 months apart….and I feel guilty about breaking down because my Dad is still in RUH. Sitting here, in tears, after a very stilted phone call to Brighton. Posting on here because P (and J) won’t read it - no tweet to link it. Tried to set up another Tumblr account, using my other email address, but stupid phone won’t let me, so this is my way to vent, sorry. I’d add a photo, but I don’t think you want to see snotty tissues - yep, that’s right - I deal with shit by making shit jokes/comments…..hey, it got me through my mammogram & skin biopsy. “Tears of a clown” sound familiar? I’d give Jim Carrey & his mask a run for their money…!
I hope by now, my Tumblr friends, that you know I’m not looking for sympathy….I needed to vent, & this was my conduit tonight.
As for Dad? He’s still in hospital; still a little confused (Mum & I got arrested in Larnaca, Cyprus on Sat night apparently…!); has now got a face laceration after falling out of bed - sheets too tight for him to get legs out properly - so more stiches; sober; getting steadier on his feet. Guilty that the only time I’ve been to RUH was when I got the emergency call from Mum, just over 2 weeks ago, so going to see him on Sunday.
Right, that’s enough self-pity. If you’ve lasted this long, thanks for reading xx
India telling it like it is!
Toadstool Colour Splash
I believe in faeries…..
I’ve decided to take a few days off twitter. At first, I didn’t know why I felt like I needed to, but looking back through my time line, it soon became apparent.
I love twitter, it’s fun, anarchic, friendly & supportive. Somewhere we can speak the truth. My time line, however, was becoming more &…
I have been corresponding. This fills me with glee and almost makes me forget that I am wearing last season’s jeans.
I do hope you remember that, on Monday, I had cause to email Proctor and Gamble regarding a friend’s itchy vagina. I paste the ensuing emails below.
Thank you for your email to Tampax.
I am very sorry to learn about the trouble you’ve reported to us in regards to your friend and do hope her symptoms have improved.
Although I appreciate how unpleasant this experience may have been, I would like to reassure you that we have a background of having a careful and thorough approach where the safety of our products is concerned. However, we can never rule out the rare possibility of someone having a personal sensitivity to any ingredient which may possibly be the case with this reaction. Unfortunately, if anyone experiences a personal sensitivity to something, it is beyond anyone’s control and can only be absolutely confirmed by a medical professional.
If a tampon is scented the box will say that it is either a ‘scented’ or ‘fresh’ product (for example, Compak Fresh). The perfume is inside the tampon so it does not come into contact with your skin. Tampons have been dermatologically tested for skin compatibility.
If your symptoms continue, get worse or she becomes concerned for any reason, please come back to us.
In the meantime, if you could send a note along of your full name and address, I will send you a voucher purely as a goodwill gesture which I hope you will accept with our compliments and good wishes.
May I again say how sorry I am that you have had to contact us about this unfortunate experience.
May I call you Deborah?
I thank you for your prompt and courteous reply to my email. Thankfully, my friend’s irritation has subsided and she has been able to hang up the back-scratcher. She feels rather exhausted by the whole experience, but states she will not veto Tampax entirely, as later in the year she wishes to run a marathon whilst using your Pearl product. Is it true that one is suddenly and inexplicably able to qachieve such mammoth tasks when one is using your Pearl product? Previously, she has only been able to lollop along the seafront at speeds of under two miles an hour, so understandably is very, very excited.
Back to the issue in hand. So to speak. I would be delighted to receive a voucher towards the cost of your product, and would be firm but fair with regards to the split of this voucher between myself and my unfortunate friend. I have carefully typed my address below. Some of it is in CAPS lock for ease of reading.
Deborah, your customer service is second to none, and I wish to commend you for this.
Hi Karina and thanks for your email.
It’s great to hear that your friend is now feeling better and I would like to apologise once more for her experience. Please be assured that all of the details for her experience have been passed to the relevant department.
It’s also great to hear that she will not veto Tampax and will continue to use our Tampax Pearl. I’m glad that it has helped her with her running and would like to wish her the best of luck for the marathon that she intends to run later in the year.
I am sending you a pre-paid envelope and we would be grateful if your friend could return any of the remaining unused tampons and packaging (if you have any), our quality assurance team will then be able to perform an internal investigation into this.
I have now also sent a voucher in the post, which should arrive within the next ten days. Your voucher will be valid for 3 months.
Thanks again for contacting us.
Another #mypicwhenever, taken yesterday whilst P was starting the snowman. My snow angel. Yes, I made her, yes, I got a cold, wet arse and hell, yes I had great fun doing it! The only thing you can’t see is her halo….. around her (my) neck!!
#mypicwhenever Sad snowman! I know, he’s not great, but P & I got hijacked by a posh woman, her 3 kids & miserable husband - “Do you mind if we join in?”…..didn’t even wait for an answer. I upset Mummy by telling her to use a pebble for his nose, not snow; eldest child by making her change his mouth; Daddy by telling middle child to throw a snowball at him….she did, got him in his “snowballs” pahahaha! Mummy also called me mad because I made 2 snow angels….why does that make me “mad”?! Oh, probably because she was too far up her own arse to actually have fun!
I love snow….I’m the big kid who has to be the first person to walk in virgin snow, who will throw the first snowball etc. The only thing I hate about it is that the country grinds to a halt after a couple of inches….. imagine what would happen if women did that….!! ;p