in fact i claim the opposite

You're a Transphobe If...

• You claim gender is nothing but a social construct, completely disregarding the experiences dysphoric people go through on a daily basis
• You call trans people “internally transphobic” if they disagree with your opinions
• You push trans people in the spotlight when they don’t want to be
• You think all trans people hold the same political views
• You automatically assume someone is trans because they do not display stereotypical gender roles
• You shame an FtM or an MtF for being stereotypically feminine or masculine
• You assume that an FtM or an MtF is non-binary or something of the like because they are not stereotypically feminine or masculine
• You are an asshole to people who go stealth
• You claim you are transgender when you know for a fact you don’t experience any form of Dysphoria and do not even try to look like the opposite sex/androgynous (EDIT: unless you are closeted, then I don’t blame you)

One subtle thing about the lyric video that I think is so clever is that the S is a dollar sign when she says nobody’s trusts her because it emphasizes all the people who claim she’s money hungry and thinks she’s does everything for the cash despite the fact that entire opposite is true and that’s one of the reasons why they don’t trust her.

EXO Theory Pt. 8 - Time to find the spy!

Hoooboy, I did not expect this mv out so soon, but bless it for coming because I was really struggling with coming up with a solid theory just from the Countdown teasers themselves. (Like, honestly, there was just too much going on, and no real story so I just got a bit overwhelmed tbh!) But anyway, this song is a certified bop, MV is amazing and my boys are gorgeous.

Let’s get into this!

Previous Theories!


Sequence of MVs:

MAMA/History/What Is Love  -  Miracles in December  -  Romantic Universe  - KoKoBop  -  MAMA 2016 VCR  -  (Parallel Universe)  -  Lucky One  -  Overdose  -  Love Me Right  -  Wolf/Growl  -  Lotto  -  Coming Over  -  Pathcodes/Call Me Baby  -  Monster  -  Electric Kiss   -  Sing For You  -  For Life  -  (Parallel Universe)  -  Lightsaber  -  RF_05  -  Power  - The Eclipse  -  MAMA 2016 Performance


So for this one, I’m gonna focus on Xiumin to start. IMO, Xiumin’s the most interesting character initially. The first real thing we see of him is him using a video camera, clearly watching (or even recording) someone.

Later in the MV we see that this person is Sehun.

I’ve spoken a bit before about my theory about Xiumin and Suho (x); Xiu specifically is a character known for archiving the experiences of the members as they fight against the Red Forces in this dream plane. As such, I’ve often linked him with D.O, who’s omniscience allows him to monitor the members closely. Unsurprisingly, we’ve seen Soo and cameras linked often.

However, this is the first time we’ve ever seen Xiu in the monitoring position. In fact, you could even claim their roles in this MV are a little reversed, as we actually see Soo very stagnant in the film room - mostly laying down, or propped up only by TV screens that aren’t displaying actual picture.

I’ll come back to this in a moment, but I do think this will link back with the events of Monster nicely.

Anyway, Xiumin is filming Sehun who is opposite him in the apartment building complex area the members seem to be stationed at. 

We see both Sehun and Chanyeol have parts like this where they are very personal with the cameras. However, where Chanyeol’s is quite energetic and crazy, Sehun’s is a little less extreme; he’s quite lazily rolling his neck around, and the whole effect is a little more trippy.

Sehun’s IMO resembles some scenes from the KoKoBop MV… and guess who those scenes belong to?

Good old XiuSoo. Of course, it’s not a direct parallel, but I do think the scene is very reminiscent. And I do remember saying in my KKB post that Xiumin is seen interacting with the KKB pills often in the MV, and one of the members Xiu and the pills are seen with is Sehun.

There’s definitely a connection being made between Xiumin and Sehun. I think I’ll have to look more closely at that on a rewatch because I’m a bit lost to what they’re trying to communicate here.


However, I did place this MV just after the Monster and before the Sing For You MV, the second of which Sehun had a very main role.

Sing For You is not an MV I’ve necessarily spoken about before, because it’s a bit self explanatory imo. But it does link in with Sehun. I’m sure you’ve all read the theories about the loneliest astronaut (represented here by Sehun) and the loneliest whale, and how the two are meeting in this MV. IMO, there’s a little more to Sehun’s role overall in this particular story.

Loneliness is a key theme of the whole video, but Sehun is the loneliest because he literally is alone in this story. Originally Tao was Sehun’s counterpart, but he’s now gone from the story. And then in Lucky One we saw Chen and Sehun put together, but tbh… that doesn’t seem to have stuck at all. So… now he’s all alone.

But SFY is a video of dichotomy; members disappearing and reappearing, fighting and celebrating, anguish and joy. The reason I’ve always had it after Monster is because of the revelation of Baekhyun’s traitor double-spy ending, and it shows the members in SFY coming to terms with that betrayal they thought they were witnessing.

And that’s why it’s such an interesting MV, because it’s showing that even though the members fight and get lonely, they can always depend on each other to fight against the RF. And this is echoed in For Life.

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anonymous asked:

Actually you idiot, DBZ didn't have Goku being the best father either. Especially not the manga, where even Toriyama has said Goku is not a great father or husband. And if all your examples of the opposite are filler, they obviously don't count.

I was going to delete this ask, but then it’s always good to post these so later, when people claim “Gochi/Goku fans don’t get hate!”, I have this to add to my collection of proof that in fact we do! (over the stupidest things, too)

Not sure which reblog this ask is referring to, so can’t help you there.

I never claimed Goku was the best father/husband.  But he’s certainly not the worst, either.  Here’s your ‘non-filler’ evidence of Goku being not-the-worst dad (mind you, I could’ve pulled a lot more, but this post doesn’t need to go on forever):

When Raditz kidnapped Gohan, Goku was pretty damn distraught about losing his son, like any good father would be:

…and he went after Raditz determined to get his son back, clearly expressing Gohan as his reason for tracking down Raditz:

Again, the moment he arrived on Namek, he sought Gohan and worried about keeping his son alive:

But being a parent isn’t all about protecting.  He also encouraged Gohan, being the only one, in fact, to have total faith in knowing Gohan could defeat Cell after he died:

And yes, he made mistakes.  I don’t think anyone thinks Goku is a model father.  But he admitted to his mistakes and apologized:

He also assuaged his son’s guilt, trying to make Gohan feel no fault about his death while claiming he was, “havin’ a great time”.  

Was he really?  Or was he trying to make Gohan feel better?  He’d just died and was being chewed out by King Kai for killing him and destroying his planet, only to find out Cell was still alive.  Where was there time for him to have ‘a great time’?  Was he really excited about remaining in the afterlife when he had a family and friends and plenty of opportunity for training on the world he loved and had just helped save from destruction?:

That’s all good, but there’s so much more to fatherhood than what goes on at the battlefield.  Goku was shown at home, spending quality time with his family, and you can’t possibly believe they weren’t happy here.  They were acting like this is a regular occurrence on Mt. Paozu for them.  Just look at the casual smiles on Goku and Chi-Chi’s faces:

And who better to judge a father than his children?  Gohan ran to Goku, smiling and thrilled to see him countless times through DBZ, beaming with pride on occasions, while in the Buu saga, Goten was shy but thrilled to get to know his father.   Here’s just one example of Goku’s sons’ pride in him, which lets face it, those of us who have someone who could qualify as ‘the worst’ father would not be proud:

As far as what Toriyama said:

Q: Since Saiyans are supposed to have no affection for family or friends, does this actually make Vegeta, who holds his family and wife dear, an even stranger (kinder) Saiyan than Goku?
T: Vegeta, whose pride had been deeply wounded, sought help from Bulma, and little by little, his ruthless personality changed. Nowadays, you certainly might be able to say that. On the other hand, Goku might not have a sense of family members like Gohan and Chi-Chi except as one of his companions.

Notice the leading question from the interviewer? (in Japanese culture, it is rude to disagree)  Notice Toriyama’s qualifying statement, ”you certainly might be able to say that” (a little suspicious, huh)?  Notice that this interview is an English translation from an Asian language which does not have words directly translatable to English?  Toriyama has just as much sense of the word ‘companion’ as Goku supposedly has of Toriyama’s concept of ‘family’.  In Japanese families, the family unit IS your identity.  Toriyama is saying that is how Vegeta thinks, while Goku thinks differently.  Individualistic culture is mainly in the West, but ironically, falls into Goku’s line of thinking, which is what it means to ‘not have a sense of family…’

Here’s a shining example of this: 

Vegeta blames Goku for something Goten did, “that was a cheap shot, Kakarot!!” as if they’re the same person - family unit.  And Goku, with an individualistic mindset, completely attributes this to Goten, “hey…don’t yell at ME!”

So there’s my proof.

You should be able to gather what I think of that interview.  Also, for anyone who wants to blame Goku’s Saiyan heritage on his ‘inability’ to appreciate his family, remember what Master Roshi said:

anonymous asked:

What's your theory on Taeil? Care to share with the rest of the class ^.^

*cracks knuckles* Let’s go…

SO! It’s no secret that Trey Songz is pretty much known for singing about some nasty shit (if ya know what I mean) and Taeil claims Trey Songz is his favorite artist. hmm…

Also - time and time again the other members of 127 have all agreed that Taeil is the member who’s the most polar opposite to the side that we (the fans) see. Meaning he’s not the shy, quiet, reserved, nervous guy he portrays himself to be…

AND the members even went as far as to admit that Taeil is the member who walks around the dorms “”naked”” the most (what I’d do to catch a glimpse of that….)

And I mean it’s kinda like a known fact that the quieter the person, the dirtier they really are.

And that’s my theory on why Taeil is actually a hoe! Thanks for reading bYE !!!!

Look, I love rival ships. I love ships consisting of two characters who are constantly at each other’s throats. I love sass and snark, I love witty banter, I love it when two complete opposites end up falling in love.

But the fact that so many shippers look at clearly antagonistic relationships and shout “queerbaiting” is fucking worrying. It says a lot about how y’all view relationships, especially between men.

There’s no shame in rival ships. There’s not even any shame in unhealthy ships, because it’s just a ship.

Stop claiming that two dudes MUST be in love ‘cause they openly antagonize one another, though. Stop crying “queerbaiting” over antagonistic relationships. There’s nothing to be baited by, you’re just conflating constant bickering with love, for some ungodly reason.

In Two Meanings

@undergroundsky​ pointed out to me that the Chapter Title “Two Meanings” and the image of the first page correlate. 

The page shows two dandelions growing in what otherwise is a barren place. Dandelions have two contrasting meanings: faithful love, and separation.

That alone is fitting for a chapter in which a marriage ceremony takes place right before what is either a departure, or a major attack on Goat that may very well separate both Kaneki and Touka.

Building on that though, rather than referring to Touka and Kaneki the image and words of contrasting meanings can refer to all of the events of the chapter. As in the presentation Tokyo Ghoul, similiarly themed events tend to be grouped in the same chapter. 

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anonymous asked:

And MM started the innuendo. She has just posted a pic of her in NY. Of course, the antis are saying that Sam took the pic, as that was a fact.

Hardly a fact as far as I can see. Absolutely no proof to support that claim in any of Sam or Mackenzie’s posts or comments. Quite the opposite in fact.

Sam lifted a pic from the ACLU IG to post on his own IG for his support of gay pride month. He even liked the pic first so that everyone who was paying attention could see that it wasn’t his pic at all but simply used from another account. Then he proceeded to keep social media times that would have him awake in the middle of the NYC night. I don’t know how much clearer he can make it that he isn’t personally in NYC at this time. If he was in NYC he could have taken his own pic of the city, or of any of the many exhibits in that city supporting gay pride if that was his intention. He could also easily engineer a fan pic or two or even a pap pic- the city is full of both. So my conclusion is that he is not there.
It’s Wimbledon next week in London and Cait seems to be in that city too at the moment- that’s my best guess if he is not already somewhere in Europe in rehearsals and other prep for his upcoming movie project set to shoot in European locations this summer.

But MM is in NYC according to her latest post. And So is Billy, according to his.

That is what the facts are. From my perspective the math here is pretty simple.

anonymous asked:

Hey I'm Aro ace and I once ran into an article written a few years back on Asexuality , suggesting that it's possible for rape to be ok to do on an asexual because sex means nothing to them and hence will not be emotionally scarred , at first I recall being appalled , but now I'm worried that reporter is onto something , if in the event it happens and like that I'm able to shrug it off and not be traumatized does that mean I'm a bad person ? I've been struggling with this x.x

I very. Sincerely doubt. That being a-spec gives us some ability to avoid abuse trauma. 

By any argument, you can claim that the exact opposite is true. A-spec sexuality is under strict scrutiny, and violence paid untoward us has a very specific violence. 

I don’t know what that author could possibly be thinking, but I would give them an earful if I ever come across them.

There is no ‘wrong way’ to be a victim of assault. Individual reactions to abuse is diverse. Plus, sex does mean something to us. In fact, sex means a lot to a-spec people.

- Fae

Physcological obsession

Originally posted by gothamjerome

Request - Where you’re also a psychopathic criminal and you meet in Arkham, he finds your personality interesting (as it’s a lot like his) and he ends up obsessing over you slightly (e.g being possessive over you even if a guard talks to you) - Jerome Valeska

Wordcount - 1, 908

A/N - Requests are OPEN 


Arkham was annoying, dull and highly boring. Everyone just sits around day to day doing the same old routine. Get up, breakfast, sit around for hours, dinner, sit around again, back to the cells, sleep, repeat. You couldn’t stand the other imates, they were so dull, so not fun. You often poked and taunted the other imates; you had to pick your fights and targets very carefully; someone too small and you would look weak, too big and you might not make it out alive. Arkham had little space to get the advantage at first that was. 


Overtime you managed to get yourself a few little “friends” to help you with your little games, no-one wanted to see an sweet innocent woman unprotected. In addition to using your feminine charm, you also had contacts on the outside to get your hands on just about anything people desired in a place like Arkham where the food was disgusting and scarce. Guards often ignored the imates so it had turned into a dog eat dog world as it stood you were Queen of the castle and everyone was beneath you. Having fun was much more easier besides everyone knew what you were capable of; if they choose to disobey you. Besides what’s life without laughter. 


A typical morning rolled in, you sat at the furthest table from the door, you mindlessly flipped through a magazine, while you sipped on a cup of tea. An alarm broke through the peaceful morning silence you threw down your magazine with annoyance. There were two possibilities for the alarm going off, either some idiot has tried to escape or fresh meat had arrived. That could be exciting. You waited for the news of what had indeed caused the alarm. New imates meant new people to mess with and new people to manlipulate, this is gonna be fun you thought. 


The new imates walked through the metal doors, most kept their head down not wanting to gain any attention, despite the entire room already focusing on the new imates. There was one newbie that stood out, bright ginger hair, a lean figure average, it was bright brown eyes that caught your attention, mischevious surged through them like electricity. There was something about him, he was undoubtely confident, his head was held high, his body straight and not hunched over. You needed to be aware of who exactly you were dealing with, you signalled one of the inmates who was most capable of finding out just about anything about anyone. 


“I need you to find as much information about the new ginger guy, he interests me.” The man nodded as you went back to reading your magazine, things were certainly going to get interesting around here with all of these newbies. Especially the ginger one. He was definatley curious.
Around dinner time, you were sitting and eating your slop. That’s the only thing you could describe it as it certainly couldn’t be labelled as food. Food tasted of something. This did not.
“I have the information you required.” The man approached the table in which you were sitting at.


“Well,” You spat getting impatient. Honestly was it that hard to just give you the information?


“His name is Jerome Valeska, eighteen years old.  Here are the fun parts he used to work in a circus, now we’re at the best part! The only reason he’s in Arkham is because he chopped up his Mummy!” Your eyes drifted around the room until you found him, he was playing with his food idily. Despite his sombre expression you noticed his brain working. He was doing exactly what you had done when you first got here. He was working out how to get his way to the top of the food chain, he will never be ontop of the food chain, that place was already taken by you and you only. You were not one for sharing, especially to newbies.


“Good work. You know where to pick up your reward, here you can have the rest of this.” You pushed the tray towards him, the man’s eyes widened as he grabbed the tray before scoffing the lot. How could he eat that stuff it’s disgusting! Your eyes drifted towards Jerome, he was certainly interesting. You were sitting there mindlessly bored when one of your henchmen approached you.


“Boss, we have a problem. Alexander has been stealing from your private stache, a couple of the men caught him just now.” Your eyes sparked with excitement, finally something to break your boredom.
“Bring him to me.” Jumping up from your chair, you stepped up on to the table,you thought there was a law among thieves.  You don’t steal from other thieves nor do you bite the hand that provides you with decent food and usable goods. 


“Ladies and gentleman, I hate to interrupt your fine meal to provide you with a little entertainment. But first we need our special guest, bring fourth Alexander.” You beckoned four of the men who had grabbed hold of him. 


“See there’s a reason why Alexander is our special guest. See he thinks he can steal from me and we all know what i do to people who think they can steal from me. However, today I thought I would switch it up a little. I’m going to preform a magic trick. You see earlier I wrote the magical word on this very table and in order for my trick to work Alexander here must approach the table and locate the magic word in order for the magic trick to be successful. So Alexander please approach the table.” You jumped down from the table, giving Alexander some space to locate the magic word. Alexander took his sweet time approaching the table, as soon as he crouched down enough with his head exactly over the table you pushed his head down making it collide with the table before kicking his feet  from undnearth him making his head collide a second time. 


“Let this be a lesson to all of you who believe that they can steal from me without myself ever finding out. Was that a great magic trick everybody, Alexanders head magically hit the hard metal table twice.” No-body said a word, no-body laughed. Wasn’t that the whole point of a magic trick to be entertained, to be filled with amazement and joy. 


“Why is no-body laughing?” You yelled, suddenly the entire room errupted in laughter, you preformed a bow before returning to sitting at your table minding your own business. You definately noticed Jerome Valeska watching the entire thing intently. He had noticed you, he was taken back by how beautiful you were, beautiful yet so bad. Jerome liked bad. Jerome wanted needed to know you. You intreguied him, your personality was appearing to be somewhat like his own. You appeared to him like a kitten soft to touch yet fiesty to face. He was definately going to get to know you. 


The following morning Jerome headed straight for you as you sat quietly with a book and a cup of tea. You had given your magazine to someone else yesterday for a price of course. Truth be told  you were finished with it and quiet bored. Reading was something you did to pass time nothing more and besides the book you were reading was rather interesting. When a shadow casted over you, you reluctantly put the book down. 


“Yes.” You snapped, you hated being interrupted.
“Hello, beautiful, name’s Jerome. I saw you sitting over here all by yourself so I thought I’d come by and say hey.” You looked up towards Jerome before smiling, letting it drop almost instantly. 


“Well, you said it now leave.” You replied, instead of leaving Jerome jumped the table taking the seat next to you. 


“I thought we could talk. You know discuss battle stories, how our tragic story came to an end to the point we ended up in this hell whole.”


“I set a bus a light which happened to contain my old school buddies. Kidnapped my high school teacher, tortoured him for a while before I shot him in the head. He deserved it all he did was nag and nag. So rumour has it, you chopped up your Mum, care to elaborate.” Jerome’s eyes lit up, until that point you hadn’t been looking at him but Jerome was about to change that, he took hold of your knees, turning them and you were facing Jerome. 


“Did your parents ever tell you it was rude to not make eye contact when having a conversation?” You instantly scoffed, he was pulling the parent card.


“Not to strangers.” You mocked. 


“Sweetheart I’m not a stranger, not anymore anyway. So you want to know about my Mother ey, well she wasn’t like story book mothers, in-fact she was the total opposite, she was a drunk, a very very very mean drunk oh and a whore. A violent, drunken, nagging whore. I soon grew tired of the nagging, the beatings, the drunken antics, so I snapped killing her slowly before chopping her up. It was quite the messy task. So they threw me in here claiming I had a physcotic break. So here I am. How long have you been in here exactly?” Jerome’s hand carressed the side of your face. You pushed his hand away, despite how much your body enjoyed the sensation of Jerome’s hand slowly carressing your face.  


“Almost three years. Three long boredom filled years." 


"Don’t worry Darlin’. I’ll make sure things remain extremely interesting from now on.” Jerome gave you a wink. You knew that he was going to be one to watch. Your gut reactions were never wrong.
Over the course of months, you and Jerome bonded over common things, winding people up, giving orders, the entire room would always be filled with laughter. With you and Jerome’s connection came with a very bizarre relationship. It was a equal proportion of intoxicating passion combined with a madness beyond control. You were never very far apart from each other, which wasn’t exactly difficult, a small room not much space.
On one particular morning, you had to give one of the guards some cash after he provided you with something that one of the inmates was desperate for. As you palmed him the money.
“Hey, gaurd. Why don’t you leave my Y/N alone? You know he’s been watching you for the past couple of days. Eying you up like you were meat.” You shook your head towards Jerome. 


“Relax, J. There’s nothing you need to worry about.” You finished with the guard as you skipped over towards Jerome sitting on his lap.
“Love, you can’t keep doing that when I’m cutting a deal. If we get out of here then you can mess with him as much as you like.” Jerome smirked. 


“A life of crime outside of this hell whole sure sounds good. Fresh air, having the opportunity to do whatever we like. How exciting does that sound? We could fill Gotham City with all of the laughter and excitement the world has ever seen.” You smirked at Jerome before kissing him roughly catching his lip with your teeth. 


“That sounds amazing baby. You and me against the world.” And you did just that when Theo Galavan came and busted you out of Arkham. You ruled together just the way you intended too.

Mobius Strip

A/N: MSIII fic (I know. I’m as surprised as you are.)  Inspired by listening to U2 vs. Kygo “You’re the best thing about me” today in the car.  Mulder POV.  Rated PG.  Tagging @today-in-fic


A glint of sunlight off the athletic curves of the Mustang’s hood, and I drop back into awareness, autonomic reflexes having saved me from wrapping those same curves around a median.  I lost feeling in my ass somewhere near Durham, and the rest of my weary body threatens to follow suit.  If it weren’t for Scully’s exhortation (”you’ve got to stop him, Mulder!”), I might have pulled over, relieved my aching bladder, and come up with a Plan B a hundred miles ago.

I’m aware that my actions, today and always, might cast me in a certain noble light.  Dashing off and doing the needful, sacrificing for the greater good.  The truth is that nobility is a choice made from an affirmative impulse.  A mark on the cosmic scoreboard for the forces of good.  I act not from impulse, but from compulsion.  I’m not wired for inaction, even when it would be in my best interests.  Or the best interests of those I care for; which is to say, Scully.

She’s the best thing about me.  And experience has taught me that best things are easy to destroy.  I tried for a long time to avoid entangling our lives, and she got hurt anyway.   Then I tried to make her leave me, and she refused.   In addition to the nobility that I lack, she’s got a masochistic streak a mile wide.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t take advantage of her dirty little secret: I’m exactly the kind of misery that she enjoys.  So I left her, and she was miserable anyways.  I came back and tried to ignore the siren call to rove in search of the truth, and fell backwards into a whirlpool of self-destruction.  She left me, and I fell apart.  We are an unsolvable equation and the co-dependent equivalent of a Chinese finger trap.

Maturity and a certain degree of emotional quietude have led me to the following conclusion: I can love Scully, but I can’t love her too well.  I may hold her, but never too tight.  She is a bright light that can only be observed obliquely, a prize that I can never claim.   We are opposite sides of a mobius strip.  Necessary to each other’s existence; in fact, part of the same thing, but forever apart, never-ending motion in static form. For a man compelled to chase the elusive, she is the ultimate seduction.   Who said age didn’t bring me wisdom?

The car I’ve been tailing for six hours pulls into the exit lane, and I ease up on the gas to follow.  Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Exactly as Scully’s vision predicted.   And if that aspect of her vision was prescient, what else might prove true?  Her words echo, “You need William.   And I need you.”   Well shit.  I guess I’m going to have to find out what I can and get back to her unscathed.  I grin as I imagine her reaction to me telling her that she has once again proven herself clairvoyant.  That’s really going to piss her off.

potatoes-tomatoes  asked:

This is a p long Ed edd n eddy ramble, brace yourself lol: I’ve really tried to like eddy as a character throughout the series. But the more episodes I see the more upset I am at how cruel, uncaring, selfish and greedy eddy is. I’ve noticed he hardly cares about ed or edd unless its extreme (and even then, sometimes he won’t do anything) or he is manipulated into caring via compensation. There are few instances where he gives into legitimate guilt, but they’re rarer than they should be.

Don’t Rain on My Ed really nailed at how terrible eddy really is, especially to Double D. The entire episode builds up tension between edd and eddy, and I was really intrigued to see where it was going. Edd makes it clear more than I’ve seen in the series so far as to how eddy disregards consequences or his friends to impulsively indulge in whatever pleases him at the moment.

  Pt3: This continues as eddy abandons ed and edd to clean up their scam, and once again abandoning edd to the kanker sisters. And (to my frustration which I’ll later explain in more detail) edd aids eddy and still stays by him. 
Then the pivotal moment in the episode-the chicken crossing- highlights where eddy’s priorities stand, and it’s utterly heartbreaking. 



0t4: ’ll give the crew credit, I was honestly unsure as to whether eddy would either rescue edd and risk losing the jaw breakers or leave him. It’s rare for the trope of “will they won’t they x” to actually be convincing, and I believe it tied together the heavier atmosphere of the episode. 


Pt5: Now, It could be argued that eddy at least is concerned for edd’s well being since he takes up a good portion of the final minutes caught between two options, but I think that at this point in the episode, it’s hardly a plausible argument given the evidence for eddy’s behavior. 


6 (I think? I lost count lol) 
So, eddy’s greed wins out, and he makes a break for the jawbreakers (which are rightfully denied to him). 
This episode, I believe, was meant to bring out how eddy is always ready to leave behind his friends or drag them across the mud as he pursues his ambitions, and Im glad that edd more often berates eddy for doing so, but… gah!! I want him to DO something about it rather than just tell him off!

So here’s my question: why the hell does Edd even stay with the eddy? 
Going back to my statement about edd always ready to jump back in and help edd, I really want to know why double d even stays when eddy clearly abandons him. It doesn’t help that the very next episode, eddy straight up says to edd’s concerns, “what’s that?? I think that’s the sound of no one caring!”

Edd is clearly capable of spending his time in a more productive manner and healthier company if he stopped hanging out with eddy. Ed, on the other hand, is a very dear friend to edd, and often stays by edd and shares his sentiment…at least to the best of his abilities given his impaired intellect. Edd is also well aware that the scams eddy likes to pull off are morally wrong, and I become frustrated when double d routinely criticizes eddy’s actions but still goes with him.

. Really, all he does is claim “he’s so stubborn” on jumps in right as the scam backfires to say “I find you so”. n fact, I’ll even go as far as to ask what does Edd even SEE in Eddy? Eddy’s flaws clearly outrank the good, as we see he displays his crueler, greedier nature more often than not. I think also, (besides the love of jawbreakers) they have nothing in common.

Last one!: Polar opposites doesn’t mean a friendship is impossible, but given edd and eddy’s attitudes towards each other most of the time, their clashing personalities strain their relationship rather than compliment each other. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my rant, I know you’re well versed in the show so please correct me if my interpretation is wonky. This has been something I’ve been fighting myself over :p


So this is a pretty common takeaway from the series, and while I rarely feel I’m able to dissuade anyone who feels that way, I’ll give it yet another shot!

Ed, Edd n Eddy has a deceptively consistent continuity. The key timeline it follows is 5 months, beginning when the Eds start being harassed by the Kankers in June and ending with Eddy overpowering the Kankers in October (and then the specials, season 6 and the movie expand the world beyond that timeline, a little less clearly connected to the main series due to the specials being made in a pretty random order). The main story of the series is focused on different types of child abuse, how it creeps up in more ways than kids can notice, the damage it does to developing personalities, and finally the demonization and lack of empathy children receive after the damage has been done.  The Kankers are made the foreground of that abuse, but it is important to take in the background information we get about the Eds’ families and the townspeople, and then to also factor in that each season turns more characters into the Eds’ bullies, until the Eds are completely alone in the world and forced to bicker among themselves.  This eventually leads us to the movie, which doubles down on these themes by literally cutting the Eds off from everyone, taking a long hard look at the ways Eddy fronts to avoid talking about the abuse in his life, and then finally revealing the previously unspoken physical abuse he received from his brother as an infant.

Late season 3-mid season 5 have issues with the show clearly favoring Edd over Eddy. Despite Edd making most of the same mistakes as Eddy in other episodes, the most memorable stories are spent going above and beyond to make Edd’s side perfectly reasonable, while Eddy’s side is insanely unreasonable.  It got frustrating to watch, and the show would also sweep Ed’s bad behavior under the rug in favor of spotlighting Eddy’s, making it hard to understand how Eddy could ever be perceived as moral if even the “nice” characters were low-key jerks. But at the end of season 5, the focus on Eddy’s downhill spiral pays off in two ways: 1. ‘Smile for the Ed’ and other later episodes finally bring it to Ed and Edd’s attention that everyone in the town targets Eddy specifically without provocation, AND 2. ‘A Fistful of Ed’ has Eddy finally reaching the boiling point of his built up rage and he scares away the Kankers, saving his friends. For the episodes leading into the movie, Eddy starts reclaiming his season 1 dignity (back when he was frequently the only Ed shown to have any interest in protecting the other two, and would even be portrayed as the only one with social skills) and Eddy maintains that positive role with his friends as they start turning the tables on their many antagonists, until the movie deems it necessary to show how his season 3-5 behavior was the result of denial over his brotherly abuse.  Late season 5-season 6 makes painstaking efforts to show how Eddy was a good kid at the beginning of the show and still wanted to be that good kid at the end of the show, even though their cruel surroundings had driven him to misbehave.

For me, the history of loving support Eddy showed them prior to his depression arc and the guilt they should feel for treating him with less empathy than each other are reasons enough for Ed and Edd to care about seeing Eddy through.  Not to mention Eddy is openly suicidal.  But as for specifically rationalizing why EDD keeps coming back to the Eds prior to getting the apology he deserves in the movie, I think Edd is smart enough to see the recurring themes of abuse.  Deep down, Edd knows there must be something psychological he isn’t seeing about his friends’ lives, something troubling that explains their behavior.  When Bro exposes the truth at the end of the show, I think Edd’s sudden bravery partially stems from finally having closure in knowing why Eddy needs his help.

anonymous asked:

Can I ask why you don't like Louis? Not trying to start a fight like I'm just curious?

essentially… i don’t believe him. i don’t believe his underdog narrative, his woe is me feel bad for me narrative. i know exactly what that is. i don’t believe him when he seems sincere. i don’t believe that he’s grown up at all and is mature. i don’t believe he acknowledges his own problematic behavior and has grown from it. i don’t believe people who tell me he’s not selfish when he’ll throw others under the bus or people who act like he makes no decisions. i don’t believe that he’s ‘protective’ over the other boys as yall make it seem when in fact he’ll make moves to benefit only himself (understandably). so it really falls as that louis is just… fake? to me. idk i don’t believe any of the kind of story he tries to build around himself. complaining about the industry and the rich and that people only pay attention to this or that? like didn’t he once claim to not like to be friends with big celebs or go out with them or whatever and yet we have direct proof of him doing the opposite. yeah i’m sure he hates it so much when he goes out every night and parties on yachts and all that shit. lmfao. he tries to come off as this whole “im just a regular guy” bc he chose to sleep on a tour bus instead of in a hotel? sorry bud that doesn’t make you just like me. i just don’t believe him and he’s not an underdog and he claims that narrative and i’m tired of it. i don’t feel bad for him, why am i going to feel bad for a rich white male who is lowkey an asshole. like i feel like if i ever met louis i would have to be on guard from the moment i say hi because he’ll have something biting to say if i say something even remotely off from what he would like or whatever. i don’t find the lack of filter as cute as i did when i was younger. i’m 24 and i look at louis and think “you’re more immature than i am and you have a kid and are older.” like…that’s exhausting to even think about lmao.

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Pairing: Scotty x Fem!reader
Word Count: 1101
Warnings: mentions of blood and injuries, some yelling and swearing, I’m not awesome at writing accents, so you’ll have to use your imagination on some of this.
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After a night of tossing and turning in the Medbay so that Leonard could keep Y/N hooked up the monitors, she found herself back down on the planet.

“Do you have a name?” Y/N’s mind voiced, staring down into the green eyes of the fish. She was sitting on the edge of the pool, letting her bare feet dangle in the cold water.

“I am called Theolon,” he responded, at least Y/N assumed it was a he.

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anonymous asked:

I'd be happy if they used the time gem to erase Civil War and give Cap a proper 3rd movie.

Same. I have so much resentment towards the MCU Civil War. Being a fan of the comics I can think of a dozen Cap storylines off the top of my head that would have been better. Including better uses for both Crossbones and Zemo. I hate that the Cap tag became unbearable with all the hate following that goddamn movie. And you know what gets me? Half the hate isn’t even based on anything real. Like I read a post just this morning that claimed Steve and Bucky were trying to kill Tony in that final fight when both the directors AND the writers stated the exact opposite as being true in the directors commentary for the bluray. What the hell fandom?! Like if you’re going to make hate posts the VERY least you can do is check your facts first. I hate that Sam and Sharon were sidelined in their own damn franchise. I hate that STEVE, our Steve, Cap himself, still doesn’t get to come into his own, he still hasn’t found a family or acceptance like he did in the comics. Hasn’t discovered that it wasn’t the serum that made him a hero, but Steve, himself. He hasn’t had that moment in the MCU, he’s still floundering. If they kill him in IW I’m going to be pissed because he hasn’t been able to find any happiness and as a fan I want at LEAST that, and honestly, that’s not a lot to ask for. But I digress.

But yeah, Anon, I hear you. The more time passes the more I grow to resent that freakin movie. I would have taken the Madbomb story in a heartbeat over Civil War. :(

Ding dong YOU are wrong. First of all, forensic science is the study of scientific evidence in an investigation. Forensic pathology is the study of causes of death seen at autopsy. Forensics has absolutely nothing to do with embryology or conception. Secondly, a fetus is not a human being. A fertilised egg and a cloned cell represent a POTENTIAL human being, but not an actual human being. Just like how an acorn isn’t an oak tree and an egg isn’t a chicken. The unborn is not considered a “person” - a fetus does not have equal status with the person carrying it until it can exist outside of the womb. A fetus is completely different from a born human being. The most fundamental difference being that a fetus is 100% dependent on the pregnant person’s body to survive. Another difference is that the fetus does not just depend on the pregnant person’s body to survive but they actually reside inside it. Human beings by definition must be separate individuals and do not gain the status of human being by virtue of living inside the body of another human being.

No matter how much you attempt to argue with me, by definition and by law, a fetus is not a human being and they do not have human rights hence why somebody who gets an abortion is not charged with murder. I cannot believe you have the audacity to claim you are a feminist but are clearly 100% against women’s rights due to the fact that you don’t believe women should have a say in what they do with their own body. The idea that the value and status of a grown human being with emotions, feelings, and a life of their own equates, or is even overridden by, a cluster of cells is insulting, disgusting, and the complete opposite of what feminism stands for.

anonymous asked:

Hi, in another ask about why you dislike NS you said: "Naruto was shown to have been steadily moving on from Sakura and that Sakura was shown to have developed her feelings for Sasuke to a “whole other level”. Iv'e seen this claimed a lot by both SS and NH shippers but never have I seen canon evidence that proves either of those statements to be true in the manga, in fact there were some panels that show the opposite is true. so can you show me proof from the manga to those 2 statements?

To be honest, I find it really, really surprising that not only do not think that neither of those statements are true, but you also think that the manga has actually shown the opposite. That’s honestly left me at a loss for words.

Anon, no manga panels illustrate Naruto romantic feelings for Sakura as being stronger towards the end of Part 2 than they were towards the beginning. Similarly, no manga panels depict Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke as being weaker towards the end than they were towards the beginning.

During the Land of Iron arc, Naruto was taken aback by Sakura’s sudden confession for all of one second, and quickly realised that something wasn’t right, and during the whole ordeal, he gave absolutely no indication that he still harboured feelings for her at all:

Previously, when Sakura made it crystal clear how her heart belonged to Sasuke and Sasuke alone, such as just prior to making the Promise of a Lifetime, Naruto would have at least displayed some form of sad smile or expression, because he had feelings for her, so that information was difficult for him to accept:

Now, he didn’t do any of that, and was instead actually angry that Sakura was lying to herself about her feelings. He’d retain some of his crush habits (such as the girlfriend comment during the war), but nothing serious; nothing that was anywhere near as profound as what he displayed during his conversation with Sai towards the beginning of Part 2.


As for the evolution of Sakura’s feelings, I don’t even need to go into Part 2 to illustrate this, because Part 1′s development is all that’s necessary.

She was a clear fangirl towards the beginning , there’s no debating that. She thought Sasuke was cool, and was infatuated with his external persona:

But as she got to know Sasuke on a deeper and a more personal level, she realised that there was a very broken person beneath the the stoic facade that he always put up. She saw his imperfections, his issues, his pain, and rather than cause her to distance herself, all of these things drew Sakura closer to Sasuke instead, and caused her to fall in love with him.

She didn’t love Sasuke for his looks or cool demeanour; that’s not who she fell in love with. Sakura fell in love with the boy who was in desperate need of help. And the change in her affections was clear for all to see. Before in the Forest of Death, Sakura was paralysed in fear when facing overwhelming adversity. Now, she was staring death straight in the face, yet she moved to protect Sasuke with her life without a 2nd thought:

Why? Because her feelings for him were now “on a totally different level”. I could pick out plenty of other instances which explicitly highlight this, but I feel that one example is sufficient.

But just as a last bit of reinforcement, the person I was quoting was Kakashi, because while looking at Sakura during chapter 675, and thinking about how far she’s come, both physically and emotionally since they all introduced themselves back in chapter 3, he himself acknowledged that her feelings for Sasuke had developed. She still loved him, “but on a totally different level”:

If you want me to show more evidence from the manga, then I can Anon, but as I said earlier, I feel that the examples that I listed should be more than enough to demonstrate how Naruto was shown to have been steadily moving on from Sakura, and how Sakura illustrated to have developed her feelings for Sasuke to a “whole other level”.

Something to think about:

Words from a friend on twitter, meaning I DID NOT write this but she did. And got permission to post it here…..

Fans…

I think fans don’t realize that they’re very important to some celebrities. I was talking about this in DM’s and I thought I’d share it here.
Fans claim to be these ride or die people, but at the slightest indiscretion, they’ll literally jump ship and stop fucking with these people, as if their fave’s aren’t human and make mistakes. I completely understand jumping ship if their beliefs complete disrespect your own because after all not everyone is going to think or believe the way you do. But because they say one wrong thing or do one thing you deem wrong, you decide they’re not worth your time anymore.
Take for instance the Rupig Scandal, lord knows I fucking hate that shit ‘till this day, but what pisses me off more is the fact that Kristen and Rob’s fans turned on them at the snap of a finger. I’m pretty sure that was a time where they particularly needed their fans to be there and loyal to them, but instead they did the direct opposite. They jumped ship and didn’t think twice about it, while Kristen and Rob were going through the media wringer, harassment, name calling, death threats, defamation of character, and lord knows whatever the hell else was being thrown at them. But these “fans” claimed they loved them so much and that they would always be there for them, that was a fat lie on their part. But, here’s the kicker, these same people have the nerve to come back and claim they’re fans of them after everything has died down, when really they’re just cowards, who can’t handle the fact that the media lies and they look stupid believing everything printed about these celebs. So, I definitely say RK and other celebs deserve better fans than the shitty ones they did get.

She is right. I have seen it….first it was done to K and then to R. Just thrown under the bus cause you didn’t like what was going on or happening.

So thanks‏ @_qveentiana for this much needed reminder.

@chaste-waifu, I’ve decided to reply like you in this manner because for some reason my computer gets ridiculously slow when I try to reblog from your blog.

First of all, I have never dismissed that there are women in the sex industry who are not unhappy (If you read my reply you would’ve seen that I said the complete opposite.) I’m starting to get a bit tired of you implying that sex work being dangerous is my personal opinion. It is not. I feel like this discussion is dishonest because right now it seems like we are having a back and forth based on personal opinions, when in reality everything I’ve said is in fact based on research. I’ve compiled a list of studies supporting my claims which you can read (or you can just check the stats/conclusions I’ve mentioned, if you don’t have time/ability to read.)

Show me another industry, legal or not, that has such high number of traumatised and abused women in it. Show me another industry where women are subjected to the same cruel treatment and risk of murder. Show me another industry where the “customers” have such low opinions of the people serving them. To deny that there is something seriously wrong with the sex industry and that there are a lot of women in it who are in dire need of help is not only disgusting but also extremly ignorant.

Finally, you seem to imply that I am against any sort of decriminalization of sex work. I am not. I support the Nordic Model, which means that the act of prostitution is legalized while the act of buying sex remains a criminal offense. I believe this is the most effective way of assuring that people being taken advantage of in the industry are able to reach for help while simultaneously punish those who would inflict harm on them.


Regarding the girls and women who enter the sex industry

A study survering 859 prositutes across five continents found that 59% of them had been physically abused as children, 63% had been sexually abused, 75% had been/was homeless and 47% entered the industry before the age of 18.
Source: “Farley, Melissa, Cotton, Ann, Lynne, Jacqueline, Zumbeck, Sybille, Spiwak, Frida, Reyes, Maria E., Alvarez, Dinorah, & Sezgin, Ufuk (2003). Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine Countries: An Update on Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”

Another study which  survied 200 juvenlies and adult women in San Franciso found that 78% had entered the industry before they turned 18 and 62% before the age of 16. 60% of them had experienced child abuse from the ages of 3 to 16 and 70% of those reported that sexual abuse was a factor in their decision to do sex work.
Source: “Silbert, Mimi H., &  Pines, Ayala M. (1981a). Sexual Child Abuse as an Antecedent to Prostitution. Child Abuse & Neglect"


A study from 1993 found that 85% of 123 survivors from the sex industry had been victims of incests as children. 90% had been physically abused and 98% had been emotionally abused.
Source: “Hunter, Susan Kay (1993). Prostitution is Cruelty and Abuse to Women and Children. Michigan Journal of Gender and Law”


The organisation WHISPER conducted interviews with formely prosituted women in Minneapolis and found that 90% had been battered and 74% had been subjected to sexual abuse between the ages of 3 and 154.  
Source: “Giobbe, Evelina (1994). Confronting the liberal lies about prostitution. In Alison M. Jaggar (Ed.), Living with contradictions"

A study by Simons and Whitbeck from 1991 found that “early sexual abuse increases the probability of involvement in prostitution irrespective of any influence exerted through factors such as running away from home, substance abuse, and other deviant activities”
Source: “Simons, Ronald L., & Whitbeck, Les B. (1991). Sexual abuse as precursor to prostitution and victimization among adolescent and adult homeless women. Journal of Family Issues”


In Sweden, studies have shown that young adults who have been prostituted confirm high correlations to prior sexual childhood abuse, neglect and homelessness.
Source: “Abelsson, Jonna, & Hulusjö, Anna (2008 [At the borders of sexuality: A study of youth in Gothenburg and surroundings who sell or barter sexual services]. Gothenburg: Göteborgs Stad, Social resursförvaltning”


In 2008, the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention found that poverty and discrimination are two key structual factors for recruitment into trafficking in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. A majority come from the lowest of social strata.
Source: “(Swedish Nat'l Council for Crime Prevention) (2008). The Organisation of Human Trafficking: A Study of Criminal Involvement in Sexual Exploitation in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia”


Regarding the mental damage done to girls and women in the sex industry

The study by Farely et. al which I’ve referenced above found that 68% of the prostituted women they interviewed met the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder. Their symptoms were higher or equal to those of Vietnamn veterans. These symptoms were found regardless of whether prositution was legalized or criminalized.

Similar studies have been done in Sweden where pyschiatrists working with trauma and recovery of prostitued women testified that they had severe symtoms of mental disorders such as grave sleep- and concentration disorders, recurrent anxiety and panic attacks, grave depression, severe anorectic reactions, self-desctructive behavious, extensive dissocation, problems with impulse control and manifest suicidality.
Source: “Ramos-Ruggiero, Luis, & Hännestrand, Brita (2010, October 12)Statement: Regarding Young Women’s Mental Condition and Reactions Caused by Prostitution and Trafficking [Traumacenter Sweden]”

A Korean study from 2009 also found that prositution was strongly related to PTSD even when controlling for childhood abuse. The study also revelaed a significantly higher symptoms of disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specified (DESNOS) among the prostituted women compared to the controll group. This number remained high even amongst women who left the industry over a year earlier.
Source: "Choi, Hyunjung, Klein, Carolin, Shin, Min-Sup, & Lee, Hoon-Jin (2009). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Disorders of Extreme Stress (DESNOS) symptoms following prostitution and childhood abuse. Violence against Women”


Regarding the mortality and murder rate among girls and women in the sex industry

The American Journal of Epidemiology from 2005 showed that in a population of 1969 prosituted women in Colorado Springs, those active in prostitution ran a risk of murder 18 times higher than in a comparable non-prostituted population. The homicide rate was 204 per 100.000, which is many times higher than the highest workplace homicide rates in the United States.
Source: “Potterat, John J., Brewer, Devon D., Muth, Stephen Q., Rothenberg, Richard B., Woodhouse, Donald E., Muth, John B., Stites, Heather K., & Brody, Stuart (2004). Mortality in a Long-term Open Cohort of Prostitute Women. American Journal of Epidemiology”


The Special Committe on Pornography and Prostitution in Canda estimated that the mortality for prostituted women may be 40 times higher than the national average.
Source: “Special Committee on Pornography and Prostitution in Canada (1985). Pornography and Prostitution in Canada: Report of the Special Committee on Pornography and Prostitution in Canada. Vols. 1 & 2. Ottawa, Canada: Supply & Services”


Women and men in prostitution have been documented as particularly vulnerable to victimization by serial murderers.
Source: “Hickey, Eric W. (2002).Serial Murderers and their Victims (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub.


Regarding violence against girls and women in the sex industry done by men who buy sex

Tricks (people who buy sex) were found to be the primary source of sexual violence in a Canadian study (referenced above, Special Committe on Pornography & Prostitution) Another Canadian federal inquiry came to the same conclusion.
Source: "Committee on Sexual Offences against Children and Youths (Canada) (1984). Sexual Offences Against Children: Report of the Committee on Sexual Offences Against Children and Youths”


The previous study mentioned done by Silbert and Pines found that among the 200 juvenile and adult prostituted women, 70% reported having been raped or similarly abused by tricks an average of 31.3 times.


A survey done in Chicago found that out of 222 prostituted women, 21% acknowledged having been raped over 10 times.
Source: “Raphael, Jody, & Shapiro, Deborah L. (2004). Violence in indoor and outdoor prostitution venues. Violence Against Women”


A study done in Portland, Oregon found that 85% of the 55 prostitution survivors had been subjected to aggravated assult on average 103 times a year. 78% of them had been subjected to rape 49 times a year and 53% were sexually tortured on average 54 times a year. Pornography was reportedly often made during the torture.
Source: “Hunter, Susan Kay (1993). Prostitution is Cruelty and Abuse to Women and Children. Michigan Journal of Gender and Law”


Studies conducted in Canada found that weapons such as baseball bats and crowbars were often used against prostitutes, as well as the offenders jerking the prostituted women’s head against car dashboards or walls.
Source: “Farley, Melissa, Stewart, Mary, & Smith, Kyle (2007). Attitudes toward Prostitution and Sexually Coercive Behaviors of Young Men at the University of Nevada at Reno. In Melissa Farley (2007a), Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections”


Similarly, numerous witness in Swedish court hearings have testified experiencing daily beatings, gang-rapes and torture.
Source: “Helsingborgs tingsrätt [Helsingborg Dist. Ct.], 2005-09-25, B 1230–05 (Swed.), "Stockholms tingsrätt [Stockholm Dist. Ct.], 2003-03-21, B 4205–02 (Swed.) (“Ludvig Case”). among others”

When considering these previous statistics on rape it’s important to remember that rape tends to be commonly underreported by prostituted persons themselves.
Source: “SOU 1995:15 [The Sex Trade: Final Report of the 1993 Prostitution Inquiry] [government report series] (Swed.)”


Regarding the possibility for girls and women to leave the sex industry

A US study from 2003 found that the exploitation done to prostituted women often appears to lead to a ruined psychic and social development as well as a lack of realistic alternative means for income.
Source: “Herman, Judith Lewis (2003). Introduction: Hidden in Plain Sight; Clinical Observations on Prostitution. In Melissa Farley (Ed.), Prostitution,Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress (pp. 1– 14). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Maltreatment & Trauma Press.”

Previously referenced study by Farley et al. which survied prostitutes in over five continents found that 87% of the prostituted person explicitly said they wanted to leave but could not because they get stuck in coercive circumstances.

A factor which makes it difficult for women to leave the sex industry is that a lot of shelters put limitations on who they allow in (for example, women with children, pets, HIV; communicable diseases, criminal records or who have not been drug-free for a specified time or recently got released from prision might not be allowed.)
Source: “Williams, Jody (2007). Barriers to Services for Women Escaping Nevada: Prostitution and Trafficking. In Melissa Farley (2007a), Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections (pp. 159– 172). San Francisco: Prostitution Research and Education”

Regarding the men who buy sex from girls and women in the sex industry

Tricks (people who buy sex) are to a significant extent aware of the fact that prostituted people are economically strapped, subjected to violence and other grave hardships, are often pimped/trafficked as well as knowing most were abused or neglected as children.
Source: “Durchslag, Rachel, & Goswami, Samir (2008). Deconstructing The Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights From Interviews With Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex. Chicago: Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.”
Source: “Farley, Melissa, Macleod, Jan, Anderson, Lynn, & Golding, Jacqueline M. (2011, March 28). Attitudes and social characteristics of men who buy sex in Scotland. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy”
Tricks have a tendency to deny or neutralize their own abusive contributions
.
Source: “Di Nicola, Andrea, & Ruspini, Paolo (2009). Learning from clients. In Andrea Di Nicola (Ed.), Prostitution and human trafficking: Focus on clients (pp. 227–235). New York: Springer.”


In interviews done with tricks in London, 47% openly admitted that “women did not always have certain rights during prositution.” 25% openly admitted that they believed the very concept of raping a prostitute or call girl was ridiculous.
Source: “Farley, Melissa, Bindel, Julie, & Golding, Jacqueline M. (2009). Men Who Buy Sex: Who They Buy and What They Know. London: Eaves”


In Chicago, 43% of 113 trick-interviewees stated that women should do “anything he asks” when paid. 22% admitted that the buyer is “entitled to do whatever he wants to the woman” (Durschlag et al., referenced above.)



Again, obviously there are women who do sex work and are not part of these statistics. However, to even attempt to argue that encouraging these people to do sex work would in any way be more or even anywhere near as important as protecting the majority of women in the industry who are subjected to appalling conditions is ridiculous.

You may think in describing anarchism as a theory of organisation I am propounding a deliberate paradox: ‘anarchy’ you may consider to be, by definition, the opposite of organisation. In fact, however, ‘anarchy’ means the absence of government, the absence of authority. Can there be social organisation without authority, without government? The anarchists claim that there can be, and they also claim that it is desirable that there should be. They claim that, at the basis of our social problems is the principle of government. It is, after all, governments which prepare for war and wage war, even though you are obliged to fight in them and pay for them; the bombs you are worried about are not the bombs which cartoonists attribute to the anarchists, but the bombs which governments have perfected, at your expense. It is, after all, governments which make and enforce the laws which enable the ‘haves’ to retain control over social assets rather than share them with the 'have-nots’. It is, after all, the principle of authority which ensures that people will work for someone else for the greater part of their lives, not because they enjoy it or have any control over their work, but because they see it as their only means of livelihood.
—  Colin Ward