Grace Brown has photographed hundreds of survivors and received submissions from thousands more since starting Project Unbreakable in October 2011. Her images document the threatening, demeaning and downright misguided comments that sexual abusers use to torment and subdue their victims.
Some pictures capture a particularly haunting aspect of sexual victimization: so-called “corrective rape,” a hate crime used against LGBT people as punishment or in the belief that forcing them to have heterosexual sex will “cure” them of their homosexuality.
On the left we have the lyrics from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. On the right we have rape survivors participating in Project Unbreakable, showing the various things that were said to them by their rapist.
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I am not a capitalist. Not only that, I don’t believe in money.
I hate money.
I am sick to death of money.
What is money anyway?
Little pieces of paper and metal that have value.
Why are they valuable? Because we say so.
That’s it. That’s all.
We agree it means something, so it does – a shared delusion.
There is no inherent wealth in a $1 bill, not even in a $100 bill. It doesn’t matter if it is…
The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.– Bertolt Brecht (via quotesandnonsense) Via Quotes and Nonsense
I find it amusing how socialist advertising from the USSR or PRC is termed “propaganda”, whilst consumerist advertising from capitalist countries is just “neutrally” and “innocently” termed “free market advertising”.