"A young girl walks a short distance to visit her relatives in Haiti. But she doesn’t get far before men start harassing her, asking her to come with them. Their intentions are not even thinly disguised, and this girl is just one of their many targets.

“They do this with all of us young girls,” she says. “I have a few friends that have gone to bed with them. Some of them are asked to give them a lesbian show, and they are paid for that.”

But what may be surprising is exactly who these men are. The unnamed girl’s quote is from a 2008 report by the U.K.-based nonprofit organization Save the Children on sexualized violence toward children in conflict zones. The men she mentions are from an international peacekeeping force more than 10,000-strong that has been in her country since 2004: the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Perhaps not surprising is that Haiti is not the only place where such propositions and sexual assaults are taking place. The misconduct of peacekeeping forces in conflict zones has dogged the UN since the inception of the peacekeeping program more than 50 years ago.”


Women and girls are not safe anywhere under patriarchy. Time to fight back:http://www.womensliberationfront.org/

I’m so thoroughly exasperated with these tumblr anti-sexwork people going ‘you privileged cis-white-indoor escorts think you’re so empowered, blehhh blehhhh blurhhh something something.’ I have never, ever heard an escort refer to her work as empowering. Not saying it’s never happened, but I don’t consider my work empowering, and I’ve never heard another escort call her work empowering.

Do these antis realize we consider our work to be just work, with good points and bad points? Are they asking the shop girl at Forever 21 if she feels empowered by her work? Does she not get to complain about a bad day because somewhere in downtown Los Angeles, an immigrant woman is chained to a serger making cheap panties for 90 cents an hour? Like any other industry, we can understand that our work is both positive and negative in turn. We’re not empowered, but many of us are also not damaged by our work. Your Forever 21 shop girl is not denying the misery of the sweatshop worker by taking that job; she’s just getting by and getting on with her life.

anonymous said:

Can you give me really sad fics that'll make me cry? I need those at the moment. And btw I really like your blog. It's really cute, keep up the enthusiasm.

I didn’t really know what to rec you but here are a few sad ones!

Not a Victory March (incomplete | 1,473 | Rated M)

When Derek breaks up with him, it isn’t a surprise.

try to swim and stay afloat (complete | 9,021 | Rated E)

“‘M tired,” Stiles whines. “Derek if I just -“
"No," Derek says. And he says it so simply; it’s not mean or meant to hurt Stiles, it’s just his honest answer. Stiles chokes on a sob. He’s so tired, and all he wants is just one. One shot. He knows he’ll feel better, and he hates Derek for saying no.

I Just Need You (complete | 10,839 | Rated E )

“Derek?” He’s surprised at how steady his voice is, considering he’s absolutely terrified. It’s been a long time since he’s been afraid of Derek, but the eyes looking back at him now are full of hate and the promise of death. Stiles shudders but steadfastly refuses to look away. “Derek, I know it doesn’t look like it, but it’s me… Stiles.”

Be Still (complete | 7,155 | Rated PG-13)

After Allison’s death, Stiles can’t seem to shake the feeling that it was his fault. He feels like a monster, can’t look any of his friends in the eye, and finds himself reaching out to the one person who might know what he’s going through: Derek.

Happier (complete | 25,563 | Rated E)

When Stiles nearly dies out in the woods one day, Derek kicks him out of the pack, and life gets seriously, seriously shitty.

Euphoria (From the Devil’s Hand) (complete | 16,601 | Rated E)

Stiles clenched his fists, feeling empty and alone. He took a deep breath, shuddering shakily when he exhaled and his eyes began to sting and fill with moisture. He wiped at them angrily, he refused to cry. He breathed deeply to keep himself calm, to keep the overwhelming feeling of panic at bay, he didn’t want to have a panic attack, not here, not out in the open like this. Derek was out there, he knew it, and he wasn’t going to embarrass himself further in front of the werewolf. To make himself look needy. Stiles just let his shoulders slump with defeat and climbed into his jeep.

No one wants you.

In Your Arms (complete | 27,560 | Rated M)

Stiles has been self harming for a while but nobody had noticed. Derek finds him one day after a rough pack meeting and things take a turn for the worse.

please remember to read the notes, tags and archive warnings!

p.s here are a couple of links for you to check out if you didn’t find any you liked!

theofficialstereklibrary’s major character death tag

theofficialstereklibrary’s angst tag

werewolfwagon’s angst tag

For decades, few people noticed that legislators in Providence had deleted crucial language from Rhode Island state law in 1980. It wasn’t until a 2003 court case that police, to their chagrin, discovered they couldn’t prevent prostitutes and their customers from engaging in commercial exchange.

For the next six years until legislators corrected their error, the oldest profession was not a crime in Rhode Island — and public health and public safety substantially improved as a result, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The statewide incidence of gonorrhea among women declined by 39 percent, and the number of rapes reported to police in the state declined by 31 percent, according to the paper.

Funny how a policy that reduced the incidence of rape and gonorrhea by considerable margins is being reported as an “error.”

In an inadvertent six-year social experiment during which prostitution was allowed as long as it happened indoors. (You can see one alleged brothel pictured above.) Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research dove into what happened, and the results were surprising.

"Decriminalization caused both forcible rape offenses and gonorrhea incidence to decline for the overall population," the study says. "Our synthetic control model finds 824 fewer reported rape offenses (31% decrease) and 1,035 fewer cases of female gonorrhea (39% decrease) from 2004 to 2009."

How it happened | Follow micdotcom

I arrived in New York City from Chelyabinsk, a city right in the middle of Russia, when I was 19 years old, with $300 in my pocket. I turned 24 in March and have managed to save $200,000, by fucking for money. I’ve traveled to Morocco, Paris, Beijing, and Monaco. Men have brought me tea from London, chocolates from Switzerland, lingerie from France and shoes from Italy. I’ve bought my parents a little village house. (I told them I had a rich American boyfriend who was taking care of me.)

I don’t hate men. I am not a victim of child trafficking. I have never been raped, or drugged, or done porn. I’m not an addict. I never had a pimp. I don’t suffer from what my American girlfriends call “daddy issues” and what my shrink refers to as “malformed identity centering on early childhood abandonment.”

[…]

I’m a businesswoman. I did what politicians in this country are always encouraging immigrants to do. Work hard, seize opportunity, maximize your talents, and adjust and adapt to the new world economy.

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