I have often wondered if Mr. Conservative/Libertarian turns down raises his company offers to *him.* Because I’ve only ever heard this argument applied to low-wage workers. Apparently, when you increase executive salaries and bonuses, that money comes out of a magical portal somewhere, so prices are unaffected. And no one ever tries to tell middle-class knowledge workers that getting a raise would only leave them worse off in the long run. It’s only ever the working poor. I guess they get paid with a different, more sinister kind of money.
On the eve of an election, Winnipeg, home to Canada’s largest urban indigenous population, is finally grappling with a social division reminiscent of US cities before the civil rights movement
"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
This is way better than planking. Current generation: take note.
Michelle Rodriguez laying down truths
That third gif also sums up the reason why so many queer women in fiction get treated like shit and why we barely get acknowledged as existing at all
These pathetic excuses for writers have no idea how to write a woman who doesn’t want to fuck a man
So These Sex Workers Walk Into A Human Trafficking Conference: Red Umbrella Project at the Toledo International Human Trafficking Conference
What the presenters who spoke from a sex worker’s perspective at this conference did is immeasurably important. There are a lot of well-meaning people working to end human trafficking, but many of them have never spoken to a sex worker about their experiences. They have an image of sex work that they believe is the experience of all people in the sex trades, something that looks a lot like one of the anti-trafficking posters that SWOP members displayed during their presentation: big black hands around the neck and mouth of a scared little white girl. Disgusting racist implications aside, they believe that we are all brainwashed trauma victims in need of saving. Whether we want to be “saved” or not isn’t important because we must be so damaged by sex work that we are unable to make decisions for ourselves. Or as a I overheard a social work student saying: “If these experiences are so traumatizing, maybe victims shouldn’t be allowed to speak at all.”