You fucked up you seriously fucked up.
actual photo of maryland
Rise of the Crustaceans.
Category 0.5 kaiju.
Category 0.5 Kaiju
They call me Neev. Cis & white & trying to not be a shithead about it.
NSFW sometimes. Animals, science things, neat buildings, and my whining the rest of the time.
Also an endless amount of Captain America shit. I'm so sorry. I din't mean for it to be this way.
Ax Me A Question
So, I draw on the paper bags at work and give them to customers. A couple days ago a customer was telling me about how he was trying to draw with his daughter and failed at it, saying he’d started with the feet and then ran out of space and had to give her a li’l peanut head and stuff. It was the most charming description, so I tried to recreate the idea.
My first attempt was actually the one at the bottom left, which is obviously WAY too representational. The top one was my second attempt, which I sent home with softurl and then I drew a third one later cause they’re really fun to do. I actually want to draw like a million more, this is the best.
Oh damn I thought this was some sort of SUPER DEEP COMMENTARY on the demanding physicality of ballet and about how society tends to over-emphasize the “beauty” of ballet dancers in a way that minimizes the parts of their bodies that do the bulk of the work. But, uh, yeah, it’s a really cute style! XD;;;;
WELL, I was kinda thinking of doing some proper pictures like this and I did sort of have some thoughts along that line. Nothing quite that developed but the emphasis on the legs as kind of the core of what makes a ballerina is definitely what makes these appealing, I think
Armadillo skull from my super cool Aunt Ronna, it is absolutely my new favorite 🌿🌾
Elements of Sex Trafficking
Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;
Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;
Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.
- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)
[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].
"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:
A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or
B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)
… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)
THAT IS RAPE
We need to be talking about this and we need to be making sex work safe. No one should be made to feel like this treatment is okay.