These diagrams from the Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege project shows the ways in which sexual violence against women has been weaponized by armies in many conflicts around the world.

    One of the more disturbing reasons soldiers engage in sexualized violence against women is to promote solidarity among the soldiers, or “unit cohesion.” “[Unit cohesion is] a kind of nasty socialization in which soldiers find something terrible they have now in common." writes Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women Under Siege project.

  1. "Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese."

    TheDailyPositive.com (via thedailypozitive)
  2. littlethingsaboutgod:

    Faith reminds us that change is always possible.  - Jim Wallis

  3. axetemptation:

    60% of women will smile at an attractive stranger. Only 47% of men will do the same.