The Volatile Soul

One day I will find the right words,
and they will be perfect.

fckdiamondsigotspinach:

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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THAT IS RAPE

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I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit us to stand upright on that ground which God designed us to occupy.

- Sarah Grimké (writer, abolitionist, judge, suffragist)  (via bryarly)

I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them.

—Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos (via wordsnquotes)

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Memory is slippery. It bends to our understanding of the world, twists to accommodate our prejudices. It is unreliable.

White cat by Holly Black (via quotemybooks)

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I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.

—Michel de Montaigne (via wordsnquotes)

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There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.

—Emery Allen (via fleurlungs)

(Source: wethinkwedream, via a-thousand-words)

augvstus:

"What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends.”


 

It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.

—Nagulb Mahfouz, Sugar Street. (via wordsnquotes)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via wordsnquotes)

humansofnewyork:

"How is business?""As God wants it to be." 
(Tehran, Iran)

humansofnewyork:

"How is business?"
"As God wants it to be." 

(Tehran, Iran)

Anonymous asked: I agree with everything you said about porn but there is home made porn and soft porn (which is porn but there is no penetration or real sexual activities) which is fine and healthy. Besides there is jerk off and masturbation which is also fine, and most of them are home made.

girldwarf:

luaren:

no? the commodification of sex is not healthy. porn is general is not healthy, or even natural.

there is absolutely no way of telling if the “homemade” porn was given consent to being uploaded. it may not even be amateur, because a lot of pro porn studios spend money to make it look “homemade”. above all, you’re still giving ad revenue to the porn industry when you’re looking at any category of video on a porn site.

ethical consumption is a myth. the porn sites don’t care why or how you’re watching their products, they’re just happy to be making money. so stop making excuses for yourself. porn isn’t okay.

Seriously, capitalism will work hard to sell you myths that you’ll believe. They tell you there product is green because the plastic bottle is thinner, but that’s just because it’s less material they have to use and more money in their pocket— plus people love to feel green even when they’re buying fucking water bottles, so corporations bank on the new social attitudes. But bottled water remains overpriced and a violent assault to the landscapes and communities corporations steal water from.

This is how porn works, too. They’ll convince you of something “good,” like maybe this porn was produced by women (supposedly) and everyone participating is consenting and happy. How the hell can you confirm this *ever*? (Especially when literally *most* porn workers confirm that rape and assault are just part of life for them.) And if I consent to an act today but change my mind next week, I have no power to remove that content from any porn outlet or media source. I have lost power of consent, choice, and control of my sexuality (or the commodification of my sexuality). This is a huge concern for me and there is zero way to rectify this problem of consent in porn. And there go porn sites making bank off of new cultural attitudes (porn for ladies! feminist porn! blah blah blah) the same as they always have on everything else.

Seriously, don’t fool yourself into thinking any capitalist industry is any good. Capitalism bastardizes everything and sells it to you in any package they can get you to buy.