Crowd-funding for a Brechtian style opera that’ll share some of the diverse experiences of sex workers, that’s happening in London?

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE

Those five myths are:

  1. We were all assigned female at birth
  2. We all look like we stepped out of a fashionshoot
  3. We’re just angsty teenagers/it’s a university thing
  4. We’re all really ‘just’ gay or lesbian
  5. This is just a passing trend

They needed destroying!

londonpalestineaction:

Unsurprisingly, at this news Israel immediately dropped the ongoing talks…

…which – given how the “peace talks” are just used as a smokescreen to mask Israel’s continued building of settlements, colonisation of land and murdering of Palestinians – is probably not that bad.

Gula (Spanish): the feeling of wanting to eat just because of the taste, not because of the hunger.
I feel that (yeah I know it’s probably one of those words where it just literally means “gluttony” or “greed” or whatever but ssshhhh let me have this)

Gula (Spanish): the feeling of wanting to eat just because of the taste, not because of the hunger.

I feel that (yeah I know it’s probably one of those words where it just literally means “gluttony” or “greed” or whatever but ssshhhh let me have this)

yes that is a photo of a dog dressed up in a suit with a cat in its lap, thanks for noticing

yes that is a photo of a dog dressed up in a suit with a cat in its lap, thanks for noticing

(Source: news.distractify.com)

15 ways to tell if that science news story is actually just shit

Legalising sex work is not a progressive idea. Some rules which affect sex workers where “prostitution” is legal in the USA:

  • No giving sex workers a ride to work
  • Sex workers can’t be gone at night from the brothel where they work without a state-appointed chaperone
  • State-issued work cards (which can be refused for recent petty convictions e.g. shoplifting) or no work.
  • Mandatory sexual health check-ups… that come out of sex workers’ pay. Mandatory sharing of those records with the state.
  • Mandatory fees both to your county, and also 50% of income to a lot of brothels.

The conclusion of the article says it way better than I could:

This model is not pro-worker, but pro-government, pro-customer and pro-business owner… Workers are asked to trade autonomy over their movements and submit to medical testing for a removed risk of arrest, and the county and brothel owners get to profit in return.

A more worker-friendly alternative is decriminalization of prostitution and prostitution-related offenses. Decriminalization would remove or significantly reduce criminal penalties, but would not create regulations the way that legalization would.

Right.

Interviews with porn performers about how they came out to friends and family, and how those relationships were affected by them being a sex worker (in terms of prejudices, time commitments, whatever).
Dunno if it’s just me being blinkered, but the interviews seem to actually be pretty decent and not patronising/exploitative in the way lots of interviews with sex workers seem to be (even though the topic is a pretty classic “intrusive origin story” piece) – happy to be corrected on this though?

Interviews with porn performers about how they came out to friends and family, and how those relationships were affected by them being a sex worker (in terms of prejudices, time commitments, whatever).

Dunno if it’s just me being blinkered, but the interviews seem to actually be pretty decent and not patronising/exploitative in the way lots of interviews with sex workers seem to be (even though the topic is a pretty classic “intrusive origin story” piece) – happy to be corrected on this though?

it’s a waste of my sharing nature to not ask me in-depth personal questions

Tags: ask me shit

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

priceofliberty:

thefreelioness:

The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force. 

If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America. 

via Vice:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.

2. You are getting arrested. 

3. You are getting beaten by the police.

In category 1, you are probably not going to be like, “Oh, let me take a selfie with you fine officers so I can remember this moment,” and the other two categories are not things that the NYPD would like people on social media talking about. Additionally, the people who use Twitter a lot (and who aren’t Sonic the Hedgehog roleplayers) are the type who love fucking with authority figures. In any case, #myNYPD quickly became a trending topic in the United States, largely because people were tweeting and retweeting horrific images of police brutality perpetrated by New York City cops.

In which the NYPD’s attempt at “public relations” backfires tremendously.

this had me dying of laughter

Who could have seen this coming… ;)

(via amodernmanifesto)