Orange is the New Black cast for EW
Apparently I woke up today filled with rage & I just found an outlet. Or at least a topic to use as an outlet. Chalk it up to lady problems or something stupid like that. Too much coffee maybe.
I’ve ranted about the business of sex work MANY times before. Most have been lost to the archives of the interwebs, but that doesn’t really stop me from continuing to rant. Today’s little lecture is about treating sex workers as or assuming that they are victims. Yes, there are women/men/children pushed into sex work and that is a horrible travesty. That is NOT what I am talking about at all. I’m talking about the ripple effect from that horrible fact of life that causes the average person to automatically assume that their neighborhood cam girl, strippers, full service sex worker, phone sex operator and/or clips maker is doing their job under duress and doesn’t have a choice in the matter. They can’t take care of themselves, find the resources to do their job to the best of their ability and need a “white knight” to come along and save them.
Trust me when I say this: any girl who is going to last within in this industry doesn’t need your help. They don’t want you to do white knight-y things. It’s annoying and usually detrimental to the path their sex work career is on. “But she was complaining about this and that.” Okay and you probably use social media to bitch about your boss, but do you want some random person to walk up into his office, punch him in the dick & shout “THIS IS FOR DANTHEMAN337!!” Probably not.
The best way you can help any sex worker unless approached directly and implicitly otherwise? Use their services. End of story.
There are two awesome places for sex workers to find help from fellow sex workers that I can think of right off the top of my head, like AmberCutie’s forum or StripperWeb. They can easily find guides to everything from removing caps creepers have taken of them to making their videos higher quality and even how to approach certain situations that they will almost certainly come across in camming/clip making/phone sex/stripper/etc. Instead of taking it on yourself to help them with a situation in which you likely have ZERO experience, maybe start to direct them there and encourage them to join in one of the many conversations that could help assist them. And remember, no matter how much you think you are just “doing the right thing”, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
This has been a public service announcement from a lady who is sick of seeing men think everyone with their titties out is a damsel in distress. Take that shit back to the romance novels of your local library and leave it there.
and then they didnt put her on the final list
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
Burn down everything
We all fucking know what this is. What, did you all expect anything different?? you thought a trans woman of color was going to get some recognition??
I showed up to a convention for people that liked the Mass Effect 3 ending but it was just a large empty warehouse with a tray of warm brownies in the dead center.
I’m reading these posts about Laverne Cox being left off of Time magazine… and some other people are posting that we don’t hate Nicki Minaj enough…
and it’s like
I don’t think I ever get sick of Tumblr. Tumblr just reminds me how sick I am of the world.
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not gonna pretend i otherwise care about TIME magazine or celebrities in general but fuck them heartily for leaving lupita AND laverne off the 100 list. fuck them a lot
I REALLY wanna know their reasoning for this. Like, I want them to say why they fuckin did it
Wasn’t Laverne, like, DOMINATING!?Wasn’t she number one on the list for the two days before the final day or something?