terrakion:

hollywoodgonzalez:

I legitimately can’t tell the difference

this is actually so rude and like super gross? like okay i get it hes not the cutest but like why would you compare him to benedict cumberbatch?

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sparklehime:

every day I get on this site and every day I think ‘maybe today will be the day that I don’t get a stupid ask’ but every day, every single day, people like you ruin that hope for me. you’ve disappointed me. you’ve disappointed your parents. you’ve disappointed your country. go away

bunny-banana:

IF YOU SERIOUSLY THINK I’M GONNA LISTEN TO YOU EXPLAINING TO ME ALL THE DIFFERENT REGIONAL ACCENTS/DIALECTS OF YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE AND SHOWING ME THE EXACT LINGUISTIC DIFFERENCES TO RELATED LANGUAGES then you are absolutely right make yourself comfortable i’ll just bring the popcorn and then we can proceed

internetgf:

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:


I found this house randomly on Google earth and none of us knew how the hell it got there.

It’s Bjork’s house, Iceland (her home town) gave her this house and the island for putting Iceland on the map.

but groceries

internetgf:

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

I found this house randomly on Google earth and none of us knew how the hell it got there.

It’s Bjork’s house, Iceland (her home town) gave her this house and the island for putting Iceland on the map.

but groceries

(Source: galixies)

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What is the relation if any between prostitution and sex trafficking? The truth is that what we call sex trafficking is nothing more or less than globalized prostitution. Sex industry profiteers transport girls and women across national and regional borders and “turn them out” into prostitution in locations in which their victims are least able to resist and where there is the greatest demand for them. Ironically, the demand is greatest in countries with organized women’s movements, where the status of women is high and there are relatively few local women available for commercial sexual exploitation. The brothels of the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Australia are filled with women trafficked from Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. No less than 50% of German prostitutes are illegal immigrants and a staggering 80% of Dutch prostitutes are not Dutch-born (Owen, 2002; Louis, M., 1999).

Conversely, what most people refer to as “prostitution” is usually domestic trafficking. The bulk of the sex industry involves pimps and other sex industry entrepreneurs controlling women and girls, often by moving them from places in which they have family and friends into locations in which they have no systems of support. Movement is also essential because customers demand novelty. In the United States, for example, there are national and regional sex industry circuits in which prostituted women and girls are rotated among cities, ensuring customers variety and sex industry entrepreneurs control.

Sex trafficking and prostitution overlap in fundamental ways. Those targeted for commercial sexual exploitation share key characteristics: poverty, youth, minority status in the country of exploitation, histories of abuse, and little family support. Sex industry customers exploit trafficked and prostituted women interchangeably, for the identical purpose. The sex industry businesses in which trafficked and prostituted women are exploited are often one and the same, with trafficked and locally prostituted women “working” side by side. Local brothels and strip clubs are usually traffickers’ destinations and key to their financial success. The injuries that prostituted and trafficked women suffer are identical: post-traumatic stress disorder, severe depression, damage to reproductive systems, damage from sexual assault and beatings, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Certainly international trafficking intensifies the dynamics of power and control that characterize domestic prostitution: the isolation of the victims; their dependence on their abusers; their difficulty in accessing criminal justice and social service systems; and their fear of exposure to the authorities. But the dynamics of trafficking and prostitution are the same dynamics, and their commonalities far overshadow their differences. In spite of efforts to differentiate and separate prostitution and trafficking, the inescapable conclusion is that the difference between the two, at most, is one of degree of, not of kind.

If sex trafficking and prostitution were distinct and separate phenomena, and if prostitution were as innocuous as trafficking is injurious, a logical response would be to direct criminal sanctions against sex traffickers and legalize and regulate prostitution. This is the position that the Netherlands, Germany, and others following the “Dutch” example have embraced. But the Dutch and German experience — along with those of other jurisdictions that have legalized prostitution — have demonstrated just what happens when prostitution is legitimized and protected by law: the number of sex businesses grows, as does the demand for prostitution.

Legalized prostitution brings sex tourists and heightens the demand among local men. Local women constitute an inadequate supply so foreign girls and women are trafficked in to meet the demand. The trafficked women are cheaper, younger, more exciting to customers, and easier to control. More trafficked women means more local demand and more sex tourism. The end result looks a lot like Amsterdam.

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mydarkenedeyes:

Alfred Stevens. (1823-1906).
1. A Stormy Night (1892)2. Lighthouse at Dusk (Year unknown)3. Moonlit Seascape (1892)
mydarkenedeyes:

Alfred Stevens. (1823-1906).
1. A Stormy Night (1892)2. Lighthouse at Dusk (Year unknown)3. Moonlit Seascape (1892)
mydarkenedeyes:

Alfred Stevens. (1823-1906).
1. A Stormy Night (1892)2. Lighthouse at Dusk (Year unknown)3. Moonlit Seascape (1892)

mydarkenedeyes:

Alfred Stevens. (1823-1906).

1. A Stormy Night (1892)
2. Lighthouse at Dusk (Year unknown)
3. Moonlit Seascape (1892)