hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

pizzaperty:

i’m really sick of people taking pictures of homeless people without their consent, who are probably at the lowest and least dignified point in their life, and publishing those images on the internet for the world to see. homeless people do not exist for you to ruminate or reflect on your life over, or to mock from the comfort of your home. 

red-lipstick:

Marta Klonowska (b. 1964, Warsaw, Poland) - Animal sculptures made from shattered glass pieces. Represented by: Lorch + Seide Gallery.

blackdenimjeans:

jackanthonyfernandez:

Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.

Okay drag, Nicki

:-)

nativeamericannews:

Sacheen Littlefeather is an American Indian civil rights activist, best known for presenting a speech on behalf of Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973. http://bit.ly/JhYYLp

nativeamericannews:

Sacheen Littlefeather is an American Indian civil rights activist, best known for presenting a speech on behalf of Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973. http://bit.ly/JhYYLp

lesbian-pixie:

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"your wings are too big"

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Flowers thrown into a dumpster in Greenwood Cemetery, NY

Flowers thrown into a dumpster in Greenwood Cemetery, NY

fanboy-anonymous:

Fight Club + details

sexular:

fuck-yeah-feminist:

Fight for your sisters, not just your cis-sters.

that SHIRT

sexular:

fuck-yeah-feminist:

Fight for your sisters, not just your cis-sters.

that SHIRT

missmagrathea:

emmatavasci:

 

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)

for all the people who think there’s nothing wrong with porn, here’s another example.

840px:

life hack: always like someone’s selfie. it takes a lot of courage to post a picture of yourself. always be kind. reply nice things.