Sex trafficking laws assume that all underage sex workers are exploited young girls who have been forced into such work by a vicious pimp. But does this actually reflect the experience of most young, domestic sex workers? Using ethnographic research from Atlantic City and New York City, Anthony Marcus, Chris Thomas, and Amber Horning find that underage sex workers have much more agency in their relationships with pimps than many assume[…]

*rubs eyes*

Yup. It’s real.

What kind of garbage is this

❝ Pornography is an example of male oriented influence being perpetuated on women, of women’s wisdom being treated poorly and degraded. The ideas that are presented in pornography are very misogynistic and degrading to women. The origins of pornography do not begin with women being “in control.” The roots of pornography begin with being created by men for their carnal consumption, to degrade women, to lower women to objects. Pornography is for male eyes. Often times, men will force women to view this degrading material and to force their conformity on women. It is a fact in our society (i.e. Patriarchy) that women are second class citizens. We are only allowed a certain amount of power because men have allowed us to have power, the same power as a dog. Men will keep reminding us, however, of our supposed place in society, by the use of pornography, prostitution, rape and many forms of violence and torture. Many men will either deny doing any harm to women or will flat-out say that women enjoy being tortured and abused with the use of their phallus. They will have happy, smiling women to back up their claims, to make their abuse seem “natural” and “normal.” Pornography as mentioned before is the propaganda of their empire, pornography is the Soma of our generation. ❞
❝ She really looked at things. Her eyes shimmered as if she were making every object more resplendent. Her eyes were open. She looked at the great…space that swept around her. She surveyed its contours. The gift? She knew the language of lines, of waves, of angles. Light and shadow. It was all there. ❞


Magdalena Frąckowiak,Anna Jagodzińska,Siri Tollerød & Viktoriya Sasonkina photographed by Steven Meisel for Alberta Ferretti F/W 2008


this road seems so still, it made me feel lonely

Beyoncé: (Feminism) requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. … We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”
White Feminists: stop using feminism for attention
Scarlet Johansson: I am girl
White Feminists: YES! finally a celebrity with a brain! in a male dominated industry Scarlet is not a afraid to be herself. Truly a feminist icon!

growth, decay, transformation 


she loves flowers


symbol || code

2 colum grid theme! exciting! easy to customize with the option to choose your own symbol for the blog, as shown above in all the examples. optional infinite scrolling or pages! very pretty, very clean, very fun.

P.S. please don’t remove the credit unless you plan on putting it somewhere else!


A batch of wonderful book dedications.


Tear-drinking Butterflies

In the Amazon, it’s not uncommon to see groups of colorful butterflies fluttering around turtles basking along the river. This is because they drink the turtles’ tears—an invaluable source of salt for the herbivorous butterflies.



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