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8:44am July 25, 2014

makanidotdot:

this is my only hypothesis

6:33am July 25, 2014

fuckyeahsexeducation:

fckdiamondsigotspinach:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Porn Actress Exposes Industry: Trafficking in the Porn Industry - The Pink Cross

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].

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"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)

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… [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)

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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.

4:22am July 25, 2014

But the funny thing about that is we (as readers/viewers) sometimes miss out on information that might have been interesting. The author didn’t think it was, but fans? Most fans will soak up content like a sponge (see: LotR extended editions, cutscenes, etc). And so we’re likely to ask ridiculous questions like “What is laundry day like at Avengers Tower?” - not because it’s important to the narrative, but because we’re curious.

Not to mention: every narrator is an unreliable narrator. Especially the ones who seem the most straightforward. Which means there are a wealth of stories not being told hiding right behind the story that is.

Which, I think, gives an inkling of the primary difference between original fic and fanfic: original fic is declarative, saying “here is the story, these are the important events and characters and aspects of the world,” while fanfic is exploratory (even when it’s got a cracking good plot).

Fanfic exists in the interstices, in the ellipses and the enjambment. Fanfiction exists in the moment before the wave function collapses.

—  splashikins: Fandom as Inhabitation of Negative Space* (via owldee)
2:11am July 25, 2014

johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel:

bill-holmes:

tardis221b:

teacupsandnetflix:

It cracks me up when the actors on a show are also the producers because I always picture them casting themselves like

"Who’ll play the main character? Ah yes. Me."

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sorry but

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u can’t beat the monuments men

umm excuse u

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don’t mess with the Polar Express

9:49pm July 24, 2014
tastefullyoffensive:

Queen Elizabeth photobombing a selfie at the Commonwealth Games.[jaydetaylor]

tastefullyoffensive:

Queen Elizabeth photobombing a selfie at the Commonwealth Games.

[jaydetaylor]

7:38pm July 24, 2014

drunktrophywife:

ICONIC

5:27pm July 24, 2014
3:16pm July 24, 2014

ap-pokemon:

#037 VulpixAt the time of birth, Vulpix has just a single, white-colored tail. As it grows, its tail gains color and splits into six, and its fur becomes more lustrous. The tails grow hot as evolution approaches for this Pokémon. It can freely control fire, making fiery orbs fly like will-o’-the-wisps. When the temperature outside increases, it will expel flames from its mouths to prevent its body from overheating.

3:16pm July 23, 2014

inspired by (x)

1:05pm July 23, 2014
lordcrimsonflameswordroguecloak:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno

Fun Fact:  this is the origin of the phrase “The wrong end of the stick”

lordcrimsonflameswordroguecloak:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno

Fun Fact:  this is the origin of the phrase “The wrong end of the stick”

10:54am July 23, 2014

morrigan-disapproves:

gaymergirls:

i hate when i read an amazing, game-changing fic by an author and go to their profile, eyes a-twinkle, and

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8:43am July 23, 2014
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birdthenerd:

6:33am July 23, 2014
4:22am July 23, 2014

avatarparallels:

Voice Actors and Actresses from Avatar The Last Airbender who came back with new characters in The Legend of Korra.

2:11am July 23, 2014

baeddelbludd:

LIFE HACK: disguise your nervous breakdown as a series of jokes