The kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore, that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland. The horse’s appearance is strong, powerful and breathtaking. Its hide was supposed to be black (though in some stories it was white), and it will appear to be a lost pony, but can be identified by its constantly dripping mane. Its skin is like that of a seal, smooth, but is as cold as death when touched. Water horses are known to transform into beautiful women to lure men into their traps. The water horse is a common form of the kelpie, said to lure humans, especially children, into the water to drown and eat them. It performs this act by encouraging children to ride on its back. Once its victims fall into its trap, the kelpie’s skin becomes adhesive and it bears them into the river, dragging them to the bottom of the water and devouring them—except the heart or liver.
Wearing tight jeans for #DenimDay today. In 1999 the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction on the grounds that the teenage victim was wearing tight jeans and the court believed the rapist could not have removed them without her cooperation, and thus concluded she wasn’t actually raped. Today we stand in solidarity with her. It doesn’t matter what someone is wearing, or not wearing. Rape is rape, and there is never a justification. #saam #sexualviolenceawareness