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being hated by terrible people is such a good feeling

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When people feel the urge to throw in the token “men get raped too” I always read it as “we expect girls and women to be raped every day, this issue is now important because if also affects men”

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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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THAT IS RAPE

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Italian Tourists Luring Poor Kenyan Children Into Prostitution

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Kenya’s coastal town of Malindi may look like a tropical paradise, but it is host to a hidden child sex trade. Children as young as 12 years old say they are being lured into prostitution and pornography by tourists willing to pay handsomely for sex in secret locations.

Charlotte Attwood of BBC Africa went to Malindi to investigate and reported the following.

Just beneath a wall on one of the busy tourist beaches in Malindi, children loiter in the hope of attracting a customer. I met two girls and a boy – all under the age of 18 –  and all who admit to selling their bodies to foreigners for sex.

In a good month, they can get a client every day, one of the girls said.

Most of the tourists in Malindi come from Italy, and their clients are mostly Italian men between the age of 50 and 80, she said.

With a dull look in her eye, 16-year-old Maria explained how she goes about her daily business.

“I ask my friends who work as beach boys to find me a male tourist. When I get a client, we strike a deal, say for $60 (£35, US$58),” she says.

While I was sitting with the children, I saw an elderly man approach the two girls with money in his hands. Once he spotted me, he signaled to the girls that he would be back later.

The authorities in Malindi have been trying to tackle the problem, and hotels now bar young local girls from visiting tourist rooms.

But Naomi Kazungu, the local government child protection officer, said that this has created another problem, as the trade has been driven underground.

The children are no longer going to hotels, but to private villas, Kazungu said.

Peter is one of the beach boys in Malindi who admits to facilitating this business.

He took me 300 metres (1,000ft) up the beach, around a rocky escarpment to a cave. It is a favorite spot for sex tourists, he told me, especially those who go for children.

A cave where young Kenyan boys and girls are sexually exploited.

The trade is illegal in Kenya and this is a perfect hideout.

As the tide comes in, the caves become cut off from the rest of the beach. There is a lot of dead seaweed on the floor that is used as a mattress, Peter says.

The tourists prefer girls aged 15 to 17, he adds.

Some of these men, Peter says, like to involve dogs and pay the girls up to $500 to film this.

Read the full story at bbc.co.uk

I saw the first picture, then below I didn’t expect that…

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nitanahkohe:

A mini documentary on sex trafficking of Native women, with particular focus on Minnesota (Native women & girls are frequently sold on the shipping boats that travel around the Lakes, and have been for decades).

"People don’t see Native American women as humans. They see them as punching bags. Or something novel, like a new toy—it’s fun at first, but afterwards you throw it away." —Sarah El Fakahany, Sexual Assault Advocate at Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

This is very sad, I didn’t know that the Native American women and girls were part of sex trade and prostitution.

it is a very big problem, much bigger than many people realize or want to admit, even among Native communities. if you go to a truck stop anywhere near tribal communities late at night, you will see young Native girls who have been trafficked. Minnesota, Arizona, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Oregon, & Washington are particularly bad. here’s some more resources on sex trafficking of Native women:

There’s also the fact that Robert Pickton was able to murder poor Aboriginal women for over a decade without people giving a fuck.

Let me repeat.

It’s not that they didn’t know. The police were aware of every missing woman, the families filed claims and the founder and foremost expert in geographic profiling, Kim Rossmo, told the Vancouver PD point blank that they had a serial killer hunting the women of the Downtown East Side.

They fired Rossmo, appointed a handful of part-time underpaid staff who were expected to maintain their regular day jobs to “research” the issue, and claimed they had it under control.

Robert Pickton was arrested after he tried to murder a prostitute named Stitch, and she stabbed him in the stomach. They both ended up in the same hospital. She was barely dressed, badly wounded, with a handcuff on her wrist. He was injured and covered in her blood.

The key to the handcuff around her wrist was found in his pocket.

The prosecution dropped the case because the word of a drug-addicted prostitute wasn’t going to hold up against a white millionaire’s.

Years later, when Pickton was arrested a second time for the murder of 26 Vancouver sex workers, the mud from the boots confiscated the night of his attack on Stitch was analyzed.

It carried the DNA of SIX of the missing women.

The boots had been kept in the evidence locker of the Vancouver Police Department.

So yeah. It’s easy to buy, sell, rape and murder First Nations women. It always has been.

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  • Question: How is porn damaging my brain - dlow19
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    randomstabbing:

    stfutransactivistbullies:

    radicalblossoming:

    skepticalactivism:

    radicalblossoming:

    skepticalactivism:

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    radicalblossoming:

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    radicalblossoming:

    at only 16 years old, with a brain not fully developed until you’re around 22….

    it’s giving you unrealistic representations of what sex is or is supposed to be, it’s giving you false information about the dangers of unprotected sex, it’s giving you violent representation of how men should treat women during sex, it’s sexualizing violence, it’s sexualizing degradation, it’s not an accurate depiction of sex between consenting adults, it’s not an accurate representation of how sex works between adults, it’s creating a false expectation of what women want or like or need during sex, it prioritizes men’s pleasure and gratification only, it doesn’t give any weight to the kind of sexual attention women typically need to achieve orgasm and have a fulfilling experience. the porn you’re watching could be a rape. you could be witnessing a woman being raped. that’s pretty damaging.

    How, precisely, is any of that damage to the brain?

    That is, it is possibly damaging to one’s psyche, but that, in and of itself, is not concomitant with damage to the brain. None of what you describe is damage to the brain.

    So how is it damage to the brain, the organ that houses the electrochemical reactions that are the methodology of storing all of what you describe?

    I mean with all the evidence about porn and how it impacts people you’re going to only pick at semantics about the use of the word “brain” by the 16 year old OP who probably was limited in his understanding of psyche vs literal brain matter and so chose the word “brain”? THAT is your issue here? You know perfectly well what OP was asking and what I was replying.

    Porn consumption LITERALLY affects and ALTERS the brain physically.  In males it’s been found to affect their gray matter, as well as the parts of the brain that influence motivation and empathy, especially empathy for women.  Studies have shown repeatedly that young males who regularly consume porn grow up to be more aggressive, more hostile, more violent, they become more impulsive, more reckless, take more sexual risks AND are more likely to rape.  Porn literally re-writes the wiring in the brain, and since the brains of young males are still developing, porn changes their brain development. 

      Studies have shown” yet you don’t provide any.

    Back up your statement cause it’s 100% BULLSHIT.

    considering you are capable of reblogging and adding pointless commentary im going to assume you also know how to use google as well. here. i’ll teach u just in case!

    highlght and copy “why is porn damaging”

    and then go to the google and paste and b sure to click search.

    good luck!!!!

    When you state “Studies have shown” you have a morial responsibility to your followers to provide those studies not bury your head in the sand and tell people that call you out to just “google it.”

    I’ll play your game. A 2006 research paper has provided evidence that incidences of rape in the United States has declined 85% in the past 25 years while access to pornography has become freely available to teenagers and adults. The Nixon and Reagan Commissions tried to show that exposure to pornographic materials produced social violence. The reverse may be true: that pornography has reduced social violence.

    Here’s a article that says porn is good, for both people and society. Here’s another from a psychology website that says porn is good. 

    Couples that watch porn are happier and have better relationships.

    Your move.

    I don’t have any responsibility to anyone?????? I have no “moral responsibility” to you. I have a life. I have shit to do. I don’t have time to educate you on everything when no one educated me. I have to research and read and discover constantly. No one hands it to me.

    Also I am not the person who said “studies have shown” so maybe don’t yell at me about it?

    but i’ll bite anyway and provide you with a handful of links because you’re a lazy shit

    I provided links yesterday, but whatever.  Porn freaks love their addiction.

    DO NOT DATE OR FUCK PORN USERS> THEY ARE SHIT.

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im gonna marry thor

but theyre making thor a woman now

im gonna marry thor

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angryseawitch:

woman: “my boyfriend coerces me into sex that i don’t want… help?”
sex pozzies: “he just has a bigger sex drive than you - let him sleep with other women :) problem solved!”

woman: “my boyfriend is pressuring me into anal sex and i dont feel comfortable with that, what should i do…?”

sex pozzies: “dont knock it till you try it! lolz”

woman: ”my boyfriend says he has graphic fantasies of killing me and torturing me…what should I do?”

sex pozzies: ”introduce him to bdsm lolz!”

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