Slightly less than half of the top-earning anti-trafficking organizations in the United States claim to have saved 8,676 total individuals from sex trafficking: in other words, over four times as many victims as there were potential cases of both labor and sex trafficking investigated in the United States, at federal and state levels, in 2013.
What anti-human trafficking NGOs do is normalize existent labor opportunities for women, however low the pay, dangerous the conditions, or abusive an environment they may be. And they shame women who reject such jobs.
Women’s hygiene is a massive but unacknowledged disaster that only you, from your noble perch as office supply manager, can address.
In 2013, President Barack Obama posed for Terri Richardson, whereupon the country engaged in a national and heated debate about whether or not it’s appropriate for a sitting American president to support the career of man repeatedly accused of sexual violence. Oh wait.
What I’m suggesting is ... that [Millennials] may be abandoning truth-telling as a potential source of protection. I can’t really blame them: we’ve fostered a culture where fact-finding is anemic, but consumer products are doing just fine.
The next great copyright act ... must value the input and practices of all cultural producers as laborers across all forms and media. The division between traditionally domestic and traditionally public works is as dated as the division between print and digital publishing and should be abandoned; the line between corporate and independent producers, however, remains clear.
[Half the Sky is] like a girl-on-girl slashfic version of Free to Choose.
What we believe is not always true; what sells does not always work; and what is not available is not always inaccessible because ineffective.
It is significant when more stories are told in a country that are based on truth than there are true stories told, each worse than any fiction you have ever imagined.
Watching an entire village gather in a field in a southern province of Cambodia to celebrate, feed, and entertain trans women and an all-girl pro-labor and human rights musical group is so far beyond anything I have ever experienced in the American punk underground that I spend some time alone recalibrating what I mean by the word “awesome.”
America KICKS ASS. Why? September 11th! Also: Check out this shiny belt! And look at this idiot we caught trying to cross the border, that we photographed tied to the underside of a car. He’s only 8! Confused? Now we’re shooting off fireworks! America!
What is not edgy will never become cool. Once cool, a thing will then become trendy, then popular, then mainstream, and then lame. After that a thing will be used up, depleted, so last week.