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yearningforunity:

A Haitian Voodooist(?) prepares a VeVe, a drawing representing the Luo(Loa) spirits, before a ceremony in a temple in Cite Soleil, a slum of Port-au-Prince on March 6, 2010. About half of Haiti’s population is believed to practice voodoo in some form, though many are thought to also follow other religious beliefs at the same time. The religion — whose practitioners often use the vodou spelling as opposed to the Westernized version — evolved out of beliefs slaves from West Africa brought with them to Haiti. 
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yearningforunity:

A Haitian Voodooist(?) prepares a VeVe, a drawing representing the Luo(Loa) spirits, before a ceremony in a temple in Cite Soleil, a slum of Port-au-Prince on March 6, 2010. About half of Haiti’s population is believed to practice voodoo in some form, though many are thought to also follow other religious beliefs at the same time. The religion — whose practitioners often use the vodou spelling as opposed to the Westernized version — evolved out of beliefs slaves from West Africa brought with them to Haiti.

(EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images) 

radfemphantom:

theviolentmajority:

slowrewind:

all prostitution is dehumanizing to women. their bodies are not commodities to be bought and sold. selling sex because you were kicked out onto the street at 14 and picked up by a pimp is not empowering. wake up

This is a disgusting, classist, ignorant and elitist thing to say,…

lol no fuck off liberal piece of shit, nice try at making people believe sex work is “empowering” by painting your raging misogyny with academical terminology, unrealistic guilt trips and “”stadistics”” (which you obviously haven’t read or in case you have you’ve only minded the testimonials of white, middle/upper class privileged women aka the 0,0001% of the people in the industry) your revolution is weak as hell, stay the fuck away from women.

Radical feminism is literally the social movement that doesn’t dehumanizes sex workers but rather protects them and helps them to get out because the women who enter enter out of NECESSITY, imbecile. We seek to abolish the industry that is run by MEN for MEN so they can jerk off to WOMEN being raped and drugged (I won’t even explain to you why that is wrong) so don’t even come and tell me to feel sorry for men as a class. I don’t care about any men. Let alone from people that come out of nowhere and have the audacity to assume shit about my -and others- personal life, that is the stupidest form of argument. Your activism is shit, white knight keyboard warrior, pimps sure would love you with all the support you give ‘em.

Firstly, I wasn’t trying to make you feel sorry for men. It’s clear that you either didn’t read my post or didn’t understand it. I’m trying to say that the original post had no understanding of the circumstances that force women into the sex industry. I didn’t argue that sex work is empowering, because I don’t think it’s either empowering or degrading. 

Second, I didn’t assume jack shit about your life. All I was commenting on was your views, and how they are indicative of someone looking down their nose at women in the sex industry, or women who feel empowered by such an act. If anything, the OP is the one making the assumptions (and judging them for their assumptions).

Thirdly, you still don’t have the right to tell anybody what to do with their body. If you think you do, then you’re the one who hates women. I don’t support pimps, I think the whole idea is disgusting. But I don’t condemn women who are victims of circumstance, who are pressured into prostitution because of events outside their control. 

And you can call me names all you want. You’re still the one with the snobbish attitude who has a stultified, simplistic and blinkered way of looking at the nuanced issue of the sex industry. If you want it abolished, then fine, more power to you. But you can’t abolish it unless you do something to help the circumstances that cause prostitution to happen out of necessity. 

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slowrewind:

all prostitution is dehumanizing to women. their bodies are not commodities to be bought and sold. selling sex because you were kicked out onto the street at 14 and picked up by a pimp is not empowering. wake up

This is a disgusting, classist, ignorant and elitist thing to say, it dehumanizes sex workers (of both genders, lest we forget) and is one of the most appallingly sweeping, uninformed statements I’ve ever heard. 

I promised myself I wouldn’t actually waste my time telling you why this is revolting, but what the fuck, I’ve got an evening to waste. Pay attention.

First of all, I’m going to put aside for a moment the horrifically crass nature of your complaint regarding familial neglect/rejection, because you clearly have no experience, nor any clue about the subject you are speaking on. You haven’t earned the right, by experience or education, to opine, let alone judge men or women who were “kicked out onto the street at 14”. You don’t have any idea of what it’s like to be an unfortunate victim of circumstance. You act as if being preyed on by a pimp is the fault of the victim. For that alone, you ought to be utterly ashamed of yourself. 

Secondly, even without your upperclass bourgeois view of why any person would become a sex worker, HOW DARE YOU say what any person can or cannot do with their own bodily autonomy? An individual’s sexuality or their intimacy belongs to nobody but that individual and whomever they choose to share it with. If a woman, or man, or trans* individual wishes to engage in sex work, of any kind, be it prostitution, pornography, escorting or anything else along the infinitely complex spectrum, then that is their decision to do as they please with their own, individual bodily autonomy. Nobody, NOBODY, has the right to tell them differently. 
And don’t tell people to wake up. Some people have woken up, and have had their opinions informed by fact, experience and common humanity. Don’t tell me to wake up when you are quite clearly just pulling stupid idiotic, self-consciously “radical” opinions out of your arse. 
Peace. Vive la revolution. 

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gk2nist:

 Max Ernst - Cover art for Repetitions (1922).

gk2nist:

Max Ernst - Cover art for Repetitions (1922).

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politicallyimbalancedbullshit:

I wonder if Sasha Grey has a Tumblr.

politicallyimbalancedbullshit:

I wonder if Sasha Grey has a Tumblr.

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stillalivedoingscience:

punmonster:

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