fornootherreasondave:

I was catching up on some news and

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yeah, that’s definitely the article for me!

But then I took a closer look

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 … oh   -.-   

^ I feel you
anime andy next pls
SECONDED

So the labour lot have gotten in on the ALS ice bucket challenge (including Alistair Darling).

Whatever your views on its effectiveness as a donation generator, I think we can all agree that alastair campbell needs to be nominated because wetshirt!Ali would be delightful.

Also maybe nominate david cameron but fill the bucket with piss y/y?

It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is.

 Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via femininefreak)

SHOTS FIRED.

(via unforgettabledetritus)

textpostawashinthedickocean:

time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

c-h-0-w:

nightwife:

Always reblog

Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

If it’s a legitimate decapitation, the male body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down

singithigh:

"To all the women who silently made history."

edmilibum:

Ok, I have to ask - which one of you tumblr people is Wendy? Come on, own up! ;-)

Oh my goodness…


At this point reporters observed that Miliband had his bum pinched.

"He is fit actually. He’s got the nice model legs. If he didn’t have a wife you would be taking a photo with my tongue down his throat," she told a nearby journalist.


Wendy. Stahp.

allofyouguysarefuckingannoying:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

asherehsa:

samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

Also milk at Mcdonalds costs like what, a dollar and change? chill the fuck out brah

From a PR perspective, it would be in McDonalds’ best interest to start handing this stuff out for free if they haven’t already started doing so. I’m amazed they haven’t.

only-the-lonely-knows:

mikefuentes5150:

amuseoffyre:

bitchesaloud:

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Meghan: I’ve noticed that in the U.S. in particular, some of those who might identify as “sex worker rights advocates” will criticize abolitionists for conflating trafficking and prostitution. I wonder if you can talk a bit about that – are prostitution and trafficking connected? Is there a difference between the two?

Kajsa: Basically trafficking is the answer to the question of demand and supply and the problem of supply. Trafficking comes in when there isn’t a large enough supply of prostitutes for the demand that exists — if you’re talking in market terms. In the Western world there are never enough women who enter the sex industry voluntarily — there’s always a shortage, to put it that way. The people who do enter the trade are worn out pretty fast and the clients always want “fresh meat” to put it crudely. They want younger women and women who’ve just started. They don’t want the old prostitutes who’ve been in prostitution for fifty years.

On top of that, the high mortality rate and the way it wears on your body makes life in prostitution pretty short. So there’s always demand for more and more people in prostitution. If there were women coming by the millions to the sex industry you wouldn’t need to drag them out of Eastern Europe. I mean, why would you do that? It’s not logical. If there were thousands of women lining up outside brothels saying “Please, let me in to work!” why would the mafia need to drag them across Europe or across the world — there’d be no point. Trafficking exists because there simply aren’t enough women who will go into prostitution willingly. If you want a prostitution industry without trafficking it would have to be a very small industry.

You can’t separate prostitution from trafficking. You would have to decrease demand to such an extent that very few men were actually buying sex. Then you could perhaps be certain that women were there “voluntarily.”

Meghan: I wonder if you could talk a little bit more about the Swedish model or the “Nordic model,” as it’s sometimes called, and what that entails.

Kajsa: What a lot of people don’t know is that this model is the result of thirty years of work and research. People think it’s just a bunch of feminists and social workers who decided to wage a war against men or something. No — they started doing research back in the 1970s and looking into the reality of prostitution. This was the first time anyone interviewed people in prostitution on a large scale. The focus was shifting from prostitution being a case of deviance and instead were starting to understand this as a huge social tragedy involving gendered social relationships, poverty, the way women are raised, incest, etc.

After this research was done, the question of what to do came. The answer they came up with was to criminalize the client and legislation went into effect in 1999. It’s been 14 years since then and you can no longer even attempt to pay for sexual services. The law has been very successful not only in that demand has decreased but in that the majority of the population now understands prostitution as a product of gender inequality. Eighty percent of the Swedish population supports the law, which you don’t hear about very much.

What happened then was that traffickers started finding it difficult to establish in Sweden and moved to Norway. Oslo, the capital of Norway, became flooded with Nigerian mafia and all these Norwegian men started paying for sex, which led Norway to adopt the same law. The traffickers proceeded to move to Denmark, which is why Denmark is currently considering adopting the same law.

Meghan: Do exiting services and other supports for people who want to leave the industry exist? What happens to women who lose their income when they leave prostitution?

Kajsa: That’s something I want to stress — if you want to adopt a law like this you can’t just implement it and then do nothing. You have to ensure the law is accompanied by appropriate support services. In Sweden we have something called the prostitution units and they aren’t just exiting programs — they are much more. If you have been in the industry you have access to free therapy, help finding housing and employment, and dealing with things like debt, for example.

fat—-cat:

timrous-beastie:

theweightofjupiter:

confettihipster:

theweightofjupiter:

lolitics:

Treated myself.

'read by the author'

are you ready for smarmy tony’s smarmy memoir-reading voice?

cause i am and would actually love a copy of that

apparently there is filth in it and i don’t want to hear that in anyone’s voice 

what kinda filth? mandy picking out which silk tie to wear?

Mandy picking ties? If only.

It’s more along the lines of:
"That night she cradled me in her arms and soothed me; told me what I needed to be told; strengthened me. On that night of 12 May 1994, I needed that love Cherie gave me, selfishly. I devoured it to give me strength. I was an animal following my instinct,

And creepy!Tony:
"Anji was my best friend. We had known each other since the age of 16 when I had tried climbing inside her sleeping bag at a party in the North-West of Scotland (without success!)."

That’s awful on its own but him reading it in his voice?!!?
He was up for the bad sex award that (I believe) Ali was also up for in a different year.

Now we just need Peter and Gordon to add ‘missing chapters’ to their auto/biographies and we’ll have a nulabour set…

I read in some trashy magazine that this is what George Osborne listens to when he runs….

theweightofjupiter:

confettihipster:

theweightofjupiter:

lolitics:

Treated myself.

'read by the author'

are you ready for smarmy tony’s smarmy memoir-reading voice?

cause i am and would actually love a copy of that

apparently there is filth in it and i don’t want to hear that in anyone’s voice 

what kinda filth? mandy picking out which silk tie to wear?

Mandy picking ties? If only.

It’s more along the lines of:
"That night she cradled me in her arms and soothed me; told me what I needed to be told; strengthened me. On that night of 12 May 1994, I needed that love Cherie gave me, selfishly. I devoured it to give me strength. I was an animal following my instinct,

And creepy!Tony:
"Anji was my best friend. We had known each other since the age of 16 when I had tried climbing inside her sleeping bag at a party in the North-West of Scotland (without success!)."

That’s awful on its own but him reading it in his voice?!!?
He was up for the bad sex award that (I believe) Ali was also up for in a different year.

Now we just need Peter and Gordon to add ‘missing chapters’ to their auto/biographies and we’ll have a nulabour set…

edmilibum:

So it turns out Chris Riddell (The Edge Chronicles, Fergus Crane) also does rather charming cartoons for the Graun…

Violent Relationships with Dr. Leelia Franck