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Boxing is a violent and corrupt industry in which individuals are forced to brutally assault each other in front of a live audience for the profit of promoters and sponsors. Those who take part in it often suffer serious injury and severe brain damage. Yet you don’t see people calling for it to be criminalised and the participants to be rescued because a man’s right to get the shit beaten out of him is more respected than a woman’s right to charge for her sexual labour.
Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense.
Anonymous said: I know you didn't say it but you reblogged it. Do you really think sex work can't be empowering?
of course it can but that empowerment is almost exclusive to very privileged sex workers who have the freedom to leave the industry if/when they want. a very large percentage of sex workers are in the industry by necessity or are trafficked.
Except the statistics on trafficking are actual bullshit. The UN did an investigation into the industry in the UK & failed to find one example of trafficking. It’s all hysteria designed to sell Liam Neeson films and to get women back into minimum wage labour. The high-profile anti-trafficking activists such as Nicholas Krystoff and Somaly Mam have been proven to have made up all their statistics and paid women to lie about being supposed victims of trafficking.
Plus as I have said many times, the whole “empowerment” thing is a moot point, because all workers in all industries are survival workers under capitalism. Except for a privileged few we’re all forced into labour we wouldn’t be doing if we didn’t need to pay rent, feed children, etc.
It makes me uncomfortable as a sex worker to see people who don’t work in the industry making statements about it, you guys need to stop and listen to us instead.
1924-25, George Barbier, La danseuse aux jets d’eau.
"Neither Poor Nor Innocent"
The first image in a series exploring themes of the female role in Film Noir and classic horror.
This image depicts Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”.
Ouroboros: a serpent biting its own tail. A mythological and alchemic symbol of the cyclic nature of the universe: creation out of destruction, life out of death. The ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life in an eternal cycle of renewal.
The sooner that DX:HR film is shelved indefinitely the better. The possibility of something I like being turned into a shitty two-dimensional blockbuster explosion-fest is causing me untold stress and I’d rather they just didn’t make the film at all than have to go through the ordeal of it being ruined by hollywood. Even if they don’t ruin it oh god can you imagine the trepidation? It will be too much to bear & I’ll need to go back on propanolol. Being a fan is so exhausting and traumatic, sometimes I wish I was a non-feeling automaton with no emotional investment in anything.
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