The fact that rape happens at all is a travesty.
But the fact that it happens to the degree that it does in our country as well as all the around the world; the fact that it is systematic; the fact that it is often rendered invisible; the fact that it is made into an ordeal for survivors; and the fact that people merely pay lip service to ending sexaul violence is something ignites a frustrated beast of rage in every iota of decency I possess. It is ridiculous and unacceptable.
As such, I am asking you to help me fund the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. No, this one organization alone will not end rape and sexual violence, but it do a lot. From helping survivors to families and friends to survivors through its hotline or support groups to going out into the community to educate children through prevention programs, the Center does so much - largely in part because of the amazing staff.
Donate a little or a lot or as much as you can. Every bit helps. If you know me, you know my hair is kind of a big deal (and beautiful). If I raise enough money, I will be getting something I've never gotten before: a punk haircut. Contribute and you will get to see that happen ;).