The human trafficking crisis in Africa needs more attention. Africans are being sold like slaves and there has yet to be outrage in the western world. There is literally video footage of Africans being sold to Arabs. SLAVERY IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL
my house my rules = I know you have nowhere else to go, so forfeit all your human rights and give all control to me if you want to keep living, having a house now gives me the right to treat you like my property
2016: discourseprincesa, a cis white woman, pretends to be a jewish afro-cuban intersex trans woman who’s the granddaughter of a Holocaust victim in order to have more discourse cred
2017: hivliving, another cis white woman, pretends to be two HIV+ qpoc, one of which was “a human trafficking survivor,” to scam people out of money, justify writing an HIV high school Hamilton AU, and to gain discourse cred
what we learned: cis white women are devils who thrive off the struggles of minorities, but since we all knew that, nothing has been learned
Their actions are deeply immoral and crude: the blatant lying about sensitive topics and identities for years, the financial gain, the abuse of followers’ trusts. I’m having trouble expressing how tactless, upsetting, and wrong their actions are, but that’s the gist of it. All over some fanfic.
Currently, in Libya, migrants are being sold on “slave markets”.
Thousands of West African men, women and children passing through Libya are sold on “slave markets” before being subjected to forced labor or sexual exploitation (rape, forced prostitution). These people are sold for between $200 and $500 as property.
Originally from Nigeria, Senegal or Gambia, the migrants are captured as they travel to northern Libya, from where they intend to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean. Throughout this journey, they fall prey to armed groups and networks of smugglers who sometimes try to extort money from them.
This crime, this human trafficking must STOP immediately!
Please sign this petition to ask the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, the UN and the African Union to take immediate and concrete measures to stop this human trafficking.
A concept: The Avengers notice that aside from Tony’s sleep-deprivation episodes, he’s actually a pretty calm dude. Even in the face of incredible danger on the battle field, he’s cool as a cucumber, calculated, almost seems like he’s disassociated from the situation with how at ease he sounds. So they decide to try to freak Tony out. His has a pretty high threshold for weird so it’s actually pretty difficult.
Natasha details a mission where things went horribly wrong and there had been blood everywhere and even she admits that once she’d stumbled out of the room, actually slipping on the amount of blood and falling with a splat in it, that she’d fallen to her knees and puked until she was dry-heaving. “Neat,” Tony says around a mouthful of sandwich. Natasha stares at him silently and hopes she doesn’t look as horrified as she feels.
Bruce tells Tony some of the worst things he saw in poverty stricken areas while he was on the run–child prostitutes, human trafficking, the poor dying of starvation as the rich nearby lived to excess including throwing out food that could have fed the hungry. “Okay,” Tony says very seriously. “So where should I focus my resources first?” “What,” Bruce stutters, and then awkwardly tells him where he’d seen those things so he could start fixing those problems.
Thor regales Tony with tales of battles fought and wars won at great cost. Gruesome details are not spared. He goes into great detail about one of his brothers in arms getting his leg torn off and then being beaten to death with it. Thor probably would have won the competition had he not gone off on a tangent about Loki and how he’d once disguised himself as a snake and then stabbed him. “That doesn’t actually sound that weird, considering some of the things I’ve heard siblings doing to each other,” Tony says, crunching on some chips. “How many times did you fall for that?” Thor is very disappointed with him even as he says, “Only thrice.”
Bucky tells Tony all about the torture he endured, how much he hated the chair and the pain it brought, how foggy it made him for days. When Tony just gives him sad eyes he continues on to tell him the worst part was the cryo, how cold it was, how waking up was so painful. Tony just gives him sadder eyes and then Bucky finds that any room he steps into goes up ten degrees and he has to tell JARVIS to cut it out because he runs hot and he hates waking up in bed soaked in his own sweat.
Steve gives explicit play-by-plays of what he saw during the war–the POWs he rescued along with Bucky, the concentration camps, the occupied towns they’d liberated. He describes haunted eyes and bodies that look like skeletons and the terrified faces of children. “I heard all of these stories from Howard,” Tony points out after staring at him awkwardly. Steve nearly hits the roof. “HOW THE FUCK COULD HE KNOW WHEN HE WASN’T EVEN THERE WHAT THE FUCK DID HE DO JUST CANVASS ALL OF EUROPE FOR PEOPLE THAT MET ME.” “I mean… yeah?” “WhatthefuckHoward!”
Clint recalls Budapest. Tony nods along. “Sounds like a bad vacation.” “It wasn’t a vacation, Tony.” “The last time I took a vacation I was dying and a guy with electrical whips who hated my dad tried to kill me.” Clint raises his hands. “Okay you win.”
Pepper hears about the competition and just says, “Carpeted kitchen.” “Okay, what the FUCK–” Tony begins after he’s shivered and muttered a distraught little ‘why.’ Pepper gives the Avengers a very disappointed stare. Why would they ever think that Tony could be freaked out by blood or violence after all he’s seen? She should tell them about the time she’d mentioned her aunt having a carpeted bathroom.
“Here’s a pretty
unbelievable story: Laurie Holden is an actress who plays Andrea on “The
Walking Dead,” but she isn’t just an actress. Holden also works as a human
rights activist with a group called Operation Underground Railroad. It’s an
organization run by an ex-CIA agent named Tim Ballard that works to take down
unsavory human traffickers and the like. So, Holden and the group went down to
Colombia to try to take down a group of men who were trafficking in underage
prostitutes. Ballard, Holden and co. ingratiated themselves into this group and
set up an elaborate party in an effort to catch these men in the act….” Adam
Pliskin, Elite Daily
“For months, the
group put together a massive sting operation in cooperation with Colombian
authorities. They each had an elaborate cover story. Ballard’s story was that
he was the best man in a wedding back in the U.S. and was looking to hire
several underage prostitutes for a big bachelor party in Cartagena. The cover
was meant to lure the sex traffickers into a setup so that Ballard and his team
could rescue the girls, many of whom were under 18. … In order for Colombian
officials to prosecute the sex traffickers, they have to catch them exchanging
money for the girls on tape. … Holden’s job was to “keep [the traffickers]
occupied by the pool area while Ballard and the undercover officers worked to
catch the traffickers on tape exchanging money.” Candace Smith and Aristides
Pinedo-Burns, ABC News
traffickers agree on camera to to pimp out the underage girls and the money is
exchanged, the cops move in to make the arrests. During the ordeal Holden works with social
workers to comfort the girls, who fear they’re the ones who will be in trouble
and that they won’t be paid. Holden is clearly heartbroken when interviewed
after the fact. But she should also be extremely proud of her work.” Ian
Mikasa meets the cruel world: Attack on Titan in a nutshell
More intelligent people than me have probably pointed this out long before me, but it still amazes me how much Mikasa’s upbringing truly is a metaphor for the entire series.
We start of with this carefree, peaceful family living in this isolated cabin in the woods, distanced from the outside. A comfortable existence, but their family is well aware that beyond their warm home lie problems: the Ackerman clan is still thought to be prosecuted, and Asians are sought by traffickers for their rare appearance and blood–they’re a different race, and this is useful to some.
And then one peace is interrupted: three men break in, destroying comfort and killing innocent people, and they’re there solemnly because of the physical aspects of the family, their rare appearance. Through this experience, Mikasa lost her hope and will to live, and also got to understand the cruel nature of the world she lived in.
And then, a sudden event that changed the course of that day. The young Eren Jaeger barges in, takes out the oppressive intruders, and most importantly, restores hope to her. Just like the kidnappers, Eren came from outside of her world…but instead of bringing her more cruelty, Eren brought Mikasa a way to go against said cruelty–to fight back. The world is cruel and brutal and it crushes the weak–thus, the only way to survive is to fight back against the oppression–and that’s what Mikasa proceeds to do.
This precise event can be translated with total accuracy into the entirety of the story–it’s the exact same thing the walled world went through. The walldians lived in peace and comfort (more or less), isolated from the rest of the world, because the outside meant danger for them. We’ve always known this danger to be the titans–the basement taught us the reality though. The entire outside world has a pre-determined relationship with the walldians–not because of who, but because of what they are. Some see them as danger and want them extinct for safety measures, some see them as useful tools for their own purposes.
Does this sound familiar? Ackermans are prosecuted because they’re a danger to the kings rule, and Asians are sought after because their origin makes them different. Mikasa’s family is a metaphor for all walldians, for all those wanted dead by the world or used as weapons in Marley’s titan army. Their situation is identical too: they live excluded from the outside world, in a pseudo-peace, which is one day interrupted by the arrival of three outsiders (kidnappers, RBA). Through their actions, those outsiders remind the inhabitants of the cruel, oppressive world they find themselves in (a grim reminder). And then, another outsider appears, restoring hope and teaching the oppressed how to free themselves: to fight. This is Eren when he barges into the cabin, and Grisha, originally from beyond the walls. when he entrusts the founding and attack titans to Eren, who would later become humanities hope and, in some way, inspires them to fight back. Both of these stories are perfect parallels.
It’s also definitely not a coincidence that the Eren-saves-Mikasa flashback was included in Isayama’s first draft of chapter 1, in flashback format. All the dialogue about Mikasa being part of a nearly extinct, different race, and Eren telling her to fight back, were there from day one. In the present time she even says that she believes Eren has the strength to overcome the world’s issues and bring hope to mankind–an even stronger parallel between her situation and all of walldia.
Heck, it certainly isn’t a coincidence either that, during ch 14, primordial desire, aka humanities first ever victory against oppression and the first climax of the story, Eren flashes back to that very moment
On one hand it sets up other humans, aka Marley as antagonists, who’re oppressing Paradis due to the blood flowing through its inhabitants. At the same time, it redraws all the parallels mentioned beforehand by straight up comparing humanities struggle to that struggle in the woods.
These two panels really affirm everything I mentioned above–Mikasa’s “origin story” is it’s own microcosm that foretells the entire core struggle of the series: Eldians seeking freedom from oppression. And the fact that such an early scene remains a total metaphor to the story even 90 chapters and a ton of plot twists and revelations later, just goes to show how much of a thought out story attack on titan has been for the longest time.
Unfortunately there isn’t an increase in missing girls of color (which means this is NORMAL!) And missing black girls are usually classified as runaways which means no Amber Alert! Anyone else seeing an issue here???
PSA if you got something like this in the mail it’s a scam. Do not call back for an interview. A simple google search will tell you they’ve been involved with human trafficking and preying on teens and young adults who don’t know any better. When you call they will tell you you’re “lucky you called so soon” because they’re on a “first come first serve basis” for “these” jobs, promising $15 or more an hour. Glad I found all this out before my interview in the morning.
Unless you are a victim of abuse or
faint of heart
People have to realize, it’s statistically
impossible that there are no pedophile rinks in your government, and in
big banks, and in international corporations. Not to mention how well
connected to each other these institutions are. There are tens of
millions of people around those circles, around the world, and you only
need a sample of a few hundred to surely find someone who has raped
multiple minors. There are more than a few hundred people who have
hundreds of millions of dollars, and you can only imagine how much you
could get away with if you had those kinds of resources and connections.
The more powerful someone is, the easier -not harder, easier- it is for
them to get away with it. Here’s the proof of all of that.
I also wanted to highlight a specific name from this video
22:17: “the flight logs also show that Bill Clinton went to Jeffrey Epstein’s island fucking frequently.”
“Billionaire hedge-fund mogul, Jeffrey Epstein, became a free man
five years after he was first accused of sexually abusing underage
… During Epstein’s terms of house arrest, he made
several trips each month to his New York home and his private Caribbean
island. In the early stage of his sentence for soliciting prostitution
for a minor … he was allowed out to his office each day. Meanwhile
Epstein had settled more than a dozen lawsuits brought by the underage
girls who were recruited to ‘perform massages’ at his Palm Beach
mansion. Seven victims reached a last-minute deal … days before the
scheduled trial. Each received well over a million dollars, an amount
that will hardly dent Epstein’s 2 billion net worth.
Beach Police Department identified 17 local girls who had contact with
Epstein before the age of consent. The youngest was 14 and many were
younger than 16, and
that was just one of those things many homes around the world20:38he
also owned property in New York, Santafe, Paris, London, and the
The subsequent investigation by the FBI, reaching as far back as 2001, identified roughly 40 victims,
whom Epstein referred to as his ‘Yugoslavian sex slave’…
are some heavy allegations surrounding politicians and royalty who
spend their time with a convicted pedophile [Jeffry Epstein].
Brought in on the billionaire’s private jets, nicknamed by locals as
the ‘Lolita Express’, numerous girls were allegedly taken to his 78th
acre little st. James hideout in the US Virgin Islands. It is claimed
that they were made to take part in depraved orgies….
… Court papers claim visit included prominent American politicians,
powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime
minister, and other world leaders. The flight logs also show that Bill Clinton went to Jeffrey Epstein’s
island frequently. The flight logs show that he went there 26
times in 3 years.
The most powerful people in the world are doing this
with impunity because nobody has the power to stop them, and when they
are -like Epstein- finally brought trial, he simply pays off the victims and escapes the sentencing“
All of a sudden I have a newfound respect for Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher, testifying in front of the Senate about stopping human trafficking, was told by Senator John McCain that he was “much better looking in the movies.” His response: to blow McCain a kiss before talking about his experiences working to stop human trafficking with his software company Thorn. It is interesting to see a man subjected to comments about his appearance meant to make him appear weaker, when usually it is women who suffer this, but he handled it with aplomb and went on to do his job.
Human trafficking survivors’ lives and health are not a political bargaining chip. They need access to the full range of reproductive health care — without barriers, without political interference, period.