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REBLOG IF YOU SUPPORT THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK

carnivaldog:

Prostitution is pretty much the oldest job there is, and even our closest relatives of the animal kingdom partake in it. They’ll give sexual favors in exchange for food-sharing and so on.

Human beings need to be given a safe way of conducting this business, where there’s control and the least amount of risk, both for clients and workers alike.

Decriminalization is the first step toward putting an end to street workers being victims of rape and murder, and of clients contracting diseases that might lead to deaths of their own.

When we stop looking at sex workers as though they’re criminals, sub-human and worthless, that’s when the tides will change, and everyone can start seeing them as people, like you and me, whose lives are just as valuable as ours.

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youngblackandvegan:

northmiamigoon:

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glory
i’ll be in church caught up
even on the street, thinking about what He brought me through
tears man
straight tears

No. Not glory. This is a picture of Tyrese breaking down because his friend Paul Walker died in an awful fiery car crash. In fact, it is a photo of him at the crash site. He came to bring flowers and say his last goodbyes. It’s definitely not tears of joy for looking back at what god has done for him. He is in pain and is grieving.
Why would someone use this heartbreaking image for this kind of message? We definitely don’t need more memes like this as stated in the OP.
I’ve noticed that the running theme in these “glory memes” is lies and deception. From the fake stories on facebook demanding that you to “like” or type “amen”, to images taken completely out of context and/or altered to push their dogmatic agenda.
Do people not understand that they can be pious and share the joy of their faith without lies and deception? It’s completely unnecessary.

You know, this is one thing (among many) that always baffles me about religion and the idea that a divine creator spends all its time focused on us. Just look at how infantecimal we are in the universe. And just this one known universe, at that. Not even taking into consideration parallel universes/dimensions/string theory/etc. We are so, so small. We’re not even specks of dust in this universe, we’re microscopic.And people really believe that some creator/architect of all this can be bothered to “bless” us or look on us as though we’re so intensely important that it cares what happens to us. Did it care about the dinosaurs? The tragedies befalling so many other species? The shift in climates, the coming and going of the tide, the fact that you masturbated today, or told a lie, even that people kill other people every day? That people are kind to other people every day?Do we put any stock beyond research into what we observe through microscopes? Religion, to me, is built on lies and deception. It’s built on fear, of being so small and insignificant, of being ignorant and unable to understand parts of the world around us, a social adaptation that once served an otherwise benign purpose in the ancestors who founded superstitions and fantastical stories of creation when we didn’t have the tools or knowledge to know any better.It’s not to say you can’t still believe in the stories, if it helps you get through the day. I understand wanting to take comfort in something like that. I just don’t understand the preoccupation with “god does things for me.” 
In my eyes, people do things for themselves, or do them for other people. Tragedy hits when we do bad things to ourselves and others. And sometimes it’s just accidents, natural disasters, disease, etc. To me, there’s no higher power moving all the chess pieces. If you have happiness in your life, give yourself, and the people in your life, a little credit.

carnivaldog:

atane:

youngblackandvegan:

northmiamigoon:

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glory

i’ll be in church caught up

even on the street, thinking about what He brought me through

tears man

straight tears

No. Not glory. This is a picture of Tyrese breaking down because his friend Paul Walker died in an awful fiery car crash. In fact, it is a photo of him at the crash site. He came to bring flowers and say his last goodbyes. It’s definitely not tears of joy for looking back at what god has done for him. He is in pain and is grieving.

Why would someone use this heartbreaking image for this kind of message? We definitely don’t need more memes like this as stated in the OP.

I’ve noticed that the running theme in these “glory memes” is lies and deception. From the fake stories on facebook demanding that you to “like” or type “amen”, to images taken completely out of context and/or altered to push their dogmatic agenda.

Do people not understand that they can be pious and share the joy of their faith without lies and deception? It’s completely unnecessary.

You know, this is one thing (among many) that always baffles me about religion and the idea that a divine creator spends all its time focused on us.

Just look at how infantecimal we are in the universe. And just this one known universe, at that. Not even taking into consideration parallel universes/dimensions/string theory/etc. We are so, so small. We’re not even specks of dust in this universe, we’re microscopic.

And people really believe that some creator/architect of all this can be bothered to “bless” us or look on us as though we’re so intensely important that it cares what happens to us.

Did it care about the dinosaurs? The tragedies befalling so many other species? The shift in climates, the coming and going of the tide, the fact that you masturbated today, or told a lie, even that people kill other people every day? That people are kind to other people every day?

Do we put any stock beyond research into what we observe through microscopes?

Religion, to me, is built on lies and deception. It’s built on fear, of being so small and insignificant, of being ignorant and unable to understand parts of the world around us, a social adaptation that once served an otherwise benign purpose in the ancestors who founded superstitions and fantastical stories of creation when we didn’t have the tools or knowledge to know any better.

It’s not to say you can’t still believe in the stories, if it helps you get through the day. I understand wanting to take comfort in something like that. I just don’t understand the preoccupation with “god does things for me.” 

In my eyes, people do things for themselves, or do them for other people. Tragedy hits when we do bad things to ourselves and others. And sometimes it’s just accidents, natural disasters, disease, etc. To me, there’s no higher power moving all the chess pieces. If you have happiness in your life, give yourself, and the people in your life, a little credit.

carnivaldog
songofages:

schazam:


Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.
She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.
One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.
Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.
The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.

Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.
“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).
This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.
Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.
And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.
Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?
I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.

It’s also interesting to note that one of her descendents feels so bad about what his ancestor did that he donates blood as often as humanly possible.

He also wrote an opera about her. Another tidbit about the castle where she lived (and was subsequently imprisoned in), Čachtice was later reduced to ruins in 1708, but became a landmark used in several films including Nosferatu.
Bathory nerds unite!

songofages:

schazam:

Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.

She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.

One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.

Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.

The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.

Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.

“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).

This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.

Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.

And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.

Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?

I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.

It’s also interesting to note that one of her descendents feels so bad about what his ancestor did that he donates blood as often as humanly possible.

He also wrote an opera about her. Another tidbit about the castle where she lived (and was subsequently imprisoned in), Čachtice was later reduced to ruins in 1708, but became a landmark used in several films including Nosferatu.

Bathory nerds unite!