Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: this rad ghost riding a cool skateboard
"I don’t give a shit about being approachable…" - Aubrey Plaza
like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?
this isnt even an exaggeration
like at all
those moments when straight people assume you’re one of them and you feel like a gay secret agent
This will be familiar territory for many of you (and that’s great!), but for anyone who isn’t as well-versed, let the learning begin!
I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t that.
Elements of Sex Trafficking
Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;
Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;
Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.
- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)
[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].
"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:
A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or
B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)
… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)
THAT IS RAPE
We need to be talking about this and we need to be making sex work safe. No one should be made to feel like this treatment is okay.
Today’s Gender of the day is: this determined mannequin in a lavender skirt
apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.
MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.
AND MY BOW
And my ax!
if i had a dollar…
If I had a brick
sorry if I’m off topic but I’m so sick of people characterizing violent crime as “musta been mental illness” it throws us mentally ill people under the bus by perpetuating the stereotype that we’re dangerous
cant we just say there was something going on with that one guy?
ur totally right, many men don’t react violently when faced with rejection.
it was only this one guy.
it’s the year of our lord 2014 and we’re still pretending men reacting violently to women rejecting their advances isn’t the norm. it may not always be as out-right as a stabbing but the times random, strange men have called me a bitch/ugly cunt/other innumerable names for telling them to fuck off when they catcall or get in my physical space could probably fill a whole day in minutes.
I get tired of telling men this: just because it wasn’t you who did it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. This is just sad.