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When Is Rape Okay?

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A scary image has been spreading across social media and has many people riled up.

A poll done by Jacqueline Goodchilds, a psychology professor at UCLA, shows that many high school students seem to support rape when certain circumstances come into play.

The picture has elicited many comments from social media users such as this:

the idea that ANY of these kids, male or female, said yes to any of these questions in general is just messed up… rape is never ok… no matter what /:

Fortunately, this poll was taken in April 1979 and is not reflective of today’s generation. Unfortunately though, the image is spreading throughout the interwebs without transparency about what the actual facts are when it comes to the essence of this poll.

There are major concerns about how the poll was represented.

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With that being said, even if the poll is imprecise, it makes you wonder how many people (such as the alleged rapists in the Steubenville case) actually really do think this way?

For the record, RAPE IS NEVER OKAY. Even though this poll certainly has many errors in it, it’s important to spread awareness about the vulgarity of rape because not everyone is as educated as they should be.

To learn more about the inaccuracies of the poll, log on to FearUs.org

– JMan

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Teenager Attempts Suicide Because He Couldn’t Take Perfect Selfie

This story should be classified under the category, “FIND YOUR CHILL!”

19-year-old Danny Bowman spent 10 hours each day taking up to 200 pictures of himself on his IPhone but was never satisfied with his results according to The Daily Mirror.

He decided that because he couldn’t take the perfect selfie, he should no longer exist on this earth.

“I was constantly in search of taking the perfect selfie and when I realized I couldn’t I wanted to die. I lost my friends, my education, my health and almost my life,” Bowman said.

Bowman had dropped out of school, lost weight and refused to leave his home for six months before overdosing on drugs. Fortunately, his mom found him before the situation could get any worse.

Here’s more of what Bowman told The Daily Mirror:

People don’t realize when they post a picture of themselves on Facebook or Twitter it can so quickly spiral out of control. It becomes a mission to get approval and it can destroy anyone.

It’s a real problem like drugs, alcohol or gambling. I don’t want anyone to go through what I’ve been through.

MY TAKE: Mr. Bowman’s case is very extreme but I doubt he’s the first person in the world to feel bad about themselves because they didn’t get enough likes on social media.

As funny as it may sound to some, attaining likes on social media has become this generation’s equivalent of being accepted their peers. The more likes, the more accepted and popular you must be.

This story should serve as a lesson for those who think in that manner to not take the interwebs and it’s likes/follows system so seriously. #StopTheParanoia

Just because someone has more likes and follows than you doesn’t mean they’re better than you, more worthy of a great life than you or more successful than you are. It’s just likes people! FIND YOUR CHILL!

You all need to love yourself as much as possible or else you’ll never be able to recognize when love is coming your way from other people.

Author Ian Wallace says it best:

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”

– JMan

Teen Gives Up Scholarship To Pursue Rap Career

When “Jay DatBull” told Michigan State University that he wasn’t accepting a football scholarship to their school, he wasn’t bullsh****ng.

The high school senior from Philadelphia was heavily recruited for his versatile skills at wide receiver and had a full ride for the next 4 years.

But Jay Harris didn’t feel it was the right fit for him.

“You gotta chase your dreams. You gotta do what you really want. If I go up there to MSU, a Division I program, and I go up there and my whole heart’s not in it, I’ll just be wastin’ their time. This is really what I want to do for my life,” Harris told Fox 29 Philadelphia.