pinstripedbutton:

A simple leafy pendant I made for a custom order. 

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seidur:

This was an awful day. But hey, I thrifted this cute polka dot shirt and I had an insane workout and now it’s tea time.

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malformalady:

Images of caskets that popped out of the saturated soil during the Flood of ‘94 still haunts many who went through the disaster two decades ago.
(Albany Herald file photo)

malformalady:

Images of caskets that popped out of the saturated soil during the Flood of ‘94 still haunts many who went through the disaster two decades ago.

(Albany Herald file photo)

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I never change, I simply become more myself.
Joyce Carol Oates (via hyyerclass)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

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levanna:

syldoran:

medicalschool:

A child’s skull prior to loosing its baby teeth

children are terrifying little hellbeasts and I want you all to know this from a medical standpoint

Whoa.

levanna:

syldoran:

medicalschool:

A child’s skull prior to loosing its baby teeth

children are terrifying little hellbeasts and I want you all to know this from a medical standpoint

Whoa.

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livewellovemuch:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Porn Actress Exposes Industry: Trafficking in the Porn Industry - The Pink Cross

Elements of Sex Trafficking

Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;

Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;

Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.

- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)

[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].

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"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:

A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or

B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)

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… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)

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Fuck porn. When you’re watching a porn video, there’s a high chance the woman was forced to do it, doesn’t want to do it, was pressured and threatened to do it, and is being raped. Congrats, you’re getting off on rape. And a lot of porn videos really are sex trafficked women. A lot of the time, under aged. 

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