8 Ways the Legal System Screws Rape Victims (Like Me)


There’s a scientific reason most people don’t believe rape victims. Certain traumas can be so severe that they actually change the way that your brain processes and stores information. The chunks of your brain responsible for decision-making and memory shut themselves down, for the same reason your computer shuts itself down when the hard drive gets too hot — you don’t want to do any permanent damage. Unfortunately, this means the victim sometimes behaves like they’re lying: Police say that rape victims often exhibit the classic behavioral cues of a liar, which makes them instinctively doubt their story, no matter what the evidence says…

My therapist even offered me sessions completely devoted to preparing for a “not guilty” verdict. Because, as they knew, only two percent of rapists will ever spend a day in prison…

TMZ and censorship

During a bout with insomnia last night, I visited TMZ’s website for an article and picture of how Chaz Bono lost some weight. And while I wasn’t the only one on the thread of over 1,000 comments standing up for the LGBTQ community, there weren’t very many of us. Mostly it was just a bunch of haters and people who believed in Satan.

I don’t know why TMZ decided to remove all my posts, but it’s not like this is the first time I’ve been censored. I just didn’t think I would get flagged for posts like this:

painkills2 a day ago Removed
Good for Chaz. More Americans should get in shape too. I guess that makes him a role model. 🙂

painkills2 devinjustno(ツ)1999 a day ago Removed
Definition of abomination: “a feeling of hatred”
Oh, now I see where you’re coming from…

painkills2 18 hours ago Removed
There’s nothing wrong with loving who you are, she said, cause I made you perfect, babe. So hold your head up and you’ll go far, listen to me when I say:

I’m beautiful in my way cause God makes no mistakes, I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way, yeah…

Lady Gaga

painkills2 smoothoperator 20 hours ago Removed
Reduced to name calling… sad.

painkills2 smoothoperator 21 hours ago Removed
You should stop snooping in people’s bedroom windows.

painkills2 xman 21 hours ago Removed
My goodness, you are grumpy. Have you had your chocolate today?

painkills2 smoothoperator a day ago Removed
Life is short. Have some chocolate.

painkills2 smoothoperator a day ago Removed
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

That was my first and last visit to TMZ — a very sad bunch of people over there commenting, and it’s depressing.

1/23/2015, The New Measles


Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten, U.S. 2012–13 School Year


8/29/2014, Fewer New Mexico Kids Vaccinated For Hepatitis A


The CDC reports that nationwide, children below the federal poverty level tended to have lower vaccination rates overall.

Refusing Protection: The Decline of Childhood Vaccination in the U.S.