"Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!"
please put this shit on blast. his twitter name is @swerveodactyl and he’s being a complete asshole when called out on that tweet. His name is Beau Miller, he’s a junior at some high school in Washington state, I couldn’t figure out which but I’m sure you guys can help. Thank you so much!
Go ahead, ruin his life because he made a joke. How would you like it if I broke into your house, stole your valuables, destroy your computer, beat the ever-living shit out of you, and posted your address, full name, and credit card info online.
I feel like you deserve a medal for that ludicrous false equivalency…
(Franciscan nuns in South Bronx)
In the nineties I was part of a wave of Investment Bankers and smart policy wonks that invaded Argentina. We had arrived, many under the auspices of the IMF, to convince Argentina to embrace the economic mantra of unregulated free markets.
Our days were…
This is really, really important. Please take note.
This is entirely important.
This is not important. There are important issues but this is not one of them…
I wouldn’t call it important. But it is relevant.
Not only is this not important or relevant it’s not even factual…. They do not have “a right” to secrecy here. They’re on video for fucks sake. I can’t think of a less secret industry to work in.
Now if you’re asking people politely that’s fine but it would be more effective if that was done personally rather then a tumblr psa and no one is required to honor that request
'If you're asking people politely'
'No one is required to honor that request'
/facepalm so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me
Why do you expect someone to convince you not to share information that could dramatically harm their life? You really wanna be the person that does that to someone? I’ve had family & friends find my videos and not tell anyone but me, that’s respect. I’ve had other friends find out because my ex blabbed and they made my life hell for months. You’re telling me that someone has to convince you not to be that guy. Someone has to ask you politely not to share information that isn’t yours to share and could hurt them, that really says a lot.
If you don’t want people to know about it, don’t do sexual acts ON CAMERA. I get what they’re saying though about how it could harm them. But as far as friends and family being upset over it, you made that choice to be a sex worker and as an adult you should realize that people are going to be uncomfortable and upset about it. YOU chose to get naked on camera, etc so and it’s not everyone else’s responsibility to keep your secret because it’s not a secret when your videos are online, etc. You can’t cry about it when your friends find out you’re a sex worker, you chose that profession.
"I get what they’re saying"- Someone who completely missed the point of what I was saying. But don’t feel too badly about it, you weren’t alone in missing the point.
THE POINT: People can be more than ‘upset’ and ‘uncomfortable’ about it. Sexual assault/harassment is a very common way people express how ‘upset’ they are that someone they know is a sex worker. Violence is also a popular response, especially if a sex worker doesn’t immediately submit to the advances of people who now think they’re about as deserving of the right to say ‘no’ as a fleshlight (pocket pussy). You don’t know the relationships people have with their family or friends. You can’t even begin to predict how someone will react to this information, which is the only reason that I don’t tell everyone I know and meet. You share this information like a juicy bit of gossip, while I personally have to go through a checklist of objective and situational questions before deciding to tell someone what I do. I love my job, but there are still so many people who will immediately view me as less than human, making life extremely dangerous for me. You picking up what I’m putting down yet? I’m not crying because people don’t like me or call me dirty names, I’m politely informing people that ‘the secret they’re not responsible to keep’ can make them responsible for putting someone’s life in danger and causing all sorts of hell for them. Why is that of no concern to you?
Nobody who is even somewhat serious about working in the adult industry thinks that they are capable of completely keeping people from stumbling upon the fact that they’re a sex worker. There are many ways that people can find this information online, there is nothing I can do to stop that, nor do I make a significant effort to try. We are aware that our work is often recorded and online, and yes, we, better than most, know what that means. I’ve had a few people I know personally find my videos and not tell anyone else but me. That is what I’m asking of people. If you find out, don’t tell anyone else that hasn’t already found out on their own. There is no reason that you would need to tell anyone, none. So if you choose to gossip, knowing the consequences you could inflict on that person, you’re a very self important person who will need to deal with being responsible for however the people you tell react. I know, a lot of you can actually live with that kind of thing, but I’m never trying to appeal to the cruel hearted. You give two shits about the safety of others? Stop arguing and start empathizing.
But forreal, people. Show some damn empathy. You don’t have to agree with what they do, that’s your choice, but you should at least empathize with what they’re saying and respect that.
Lol no! Not at all. Your making money for selling your self and your image online for money… You have a right to not have said property stolen and reused for free. You have a right not to be harassed and abused for your job. But if I want to share a lovely sex worker and promote her I shouldn’t fear that I may ruin her life or her relationships.. That’s not my job. I don’t feel bad for you, sorry. There are plenty of jobs and if your afraid your choice to be naked on camera might be upsetting to your family, then maybe choose a different career.
"But if I want to share a lovely sex worker and promote her I shouldn’t fear that I may ruin her life or her relationships.. That’s not my job. I don’t feel bad for you, sorry."
"If I want to share information, even if I know it may ruin her life and relationships, I’m going to do it anyway because it’s not my job to worry about her safety."
And to that I say again, I’m not trying to appeal to cruel hearted people.
Are people this oblivious.
There are many different types of sex workers, and while not all of them post videos and pictures online, EVERY one of them deserves her privacy.
How would you like it if every time you opened up a porn website, the link was sent with your IP address to your mother, your sister, your husband, your wife, your poster, your boss, etc…..
- NOT ALL SEX WORK IS PORN
- NOT ALL SEX WORK IS FULL SERVICE PROSTITUTION
- NOT ALL SEX WORK IS ON CAMERA
- NOT ALL SEX WORK IS LEGAL
- NOT ALL SEX WORK IS ILLEGAL
- STOP TALKING BOUT SEX WORK IF YOU ARE NOT A SEX WORKER
- STOP TALKING OVER SEX WORKERS IN ORDER TO DISRESPECT AND IGNORE US
Are people actually arguing for the right to out sex workers, which has the potential to invite violence, harassment, and abuse onto them?
- One in three women report being a victim of domestic violence (30%).
- One in five women report being a victim of sexual assault (20%).
- 60% of Americans, 15 years or older, know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.
- Among the 70% of women who have experienced domestic violence and told somebody about it, more than half (58%) said that nobody helped them.
No more bystanding. No more ignorance. No more excuses.
Until we have forty consecutive female presidents this society will need feminism.
On average, there are 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), during which activists from all over the nation seek to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate individuals and communities about how to end it. This effort requires many voices – including yours! There are several ways you can get involved, and here are just a few:
- The National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s campaign this year focuses on healthy sexuality. On their site you can download a social media toolkit, learn how to become an agent of social change, and plan your own prevention campaign.
- Participate in #TweetAboutIt Tuesdays or #30DaysofSAAM throughout April with the NSVRC.
- Talk to your friends about sex, healthy relationships, and consent.
- Educate yourself about sexual abuse and sexual coercion.
- Learn more about how men can get involved via Men Can Stop Rape or Men Stopping Violence.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault and you need someone to talk to, contact loveisrespect 24/7 at 1-866-331-9474 or chat online at loveisrespect.org. It’s free, anonymous, and confidential.
How many of these pictures are there now of men signing, deliberating, and making decisions for laws regarding women’s health? It’s always a panel of men (usually all white and older) and absolutely no women - but always a law that directly affects women. I have to think at this point it is intentional. With these pictures they are sending a message - they are in power and they can still control our bodies. It’s disgusting and I’m sick of it.