And anyone getting onto the sex trafficking rescue bandwagon by cashing in on the handouts from the federal govt’s “faith-based initiatives” welfare block grants through the US Dept.of Health & Human Services are the LAST people who should talk about survivors in life-threatening poverty “expecting handouts” while telling us that being able to live is something we don’t “deserve.”
My entire life was STOLEN and DESTROYED under society’s watch and with society’s full blessing and support. Reparations for an entire lifetime of opportunities and basic needs denied is NOT a “handout.”
And no, I’m sorry, but just because I was lucky enough to escape my traffickers 30 years ago, only to be left hungry, sick and cold and destitute for the rest of my life - that is NOT justice—contrary to what so many class-privileged Christian “rescuers” told me in anti-trafficking groups when I begged for life-saving help (that I am not getting) so I could get heat in my 40-degree home so I don’t die from the cold after my pellet stove died several days ago.
Because NOT being trafficked and left injured, chronically ill or dead is NOT a “luxury” that everybody else is expected to earn, OK. Not being trafficked, tortured, raped, forcibly impregnated and/or forcibly infected with deadly incurable STD’s and killed, or condemned to total social exclusion and life-threatening poverty because of being stigmatized for what was done TO us (if we manage to escape that slavery), is a HUMAN RIGHT we ALL deserve.
i find it really angering that abusive friendships aren’t addressed as much as abusive relationships. they’re both very much alike, horrible, and do a great deal of damage. its hard to talk to someone about leaving an abusive friend and feel like you’re being taken seriously
You and Anderson Cooper have the same coming out calendar week in common, but in many obvious ways, you couldn’t be more different. Anderson Cooper is an heir to one of America’s great Industrial Age fortunes and a network professional whose maleness and whiteness backed by his considerable accomplishments guarantee him work. You are a young Black man from New Orleans who fled your still struggling city. You didn’t arrive in Los Angeles with generational wealth and privilege, only the beautiful lyrics and melodies that danced through you and your dream of making it in a music industry whose sand castles were crumbling.
i cant listen to the french part in partition bc i ALWAYS have flashback to the time a guy told me to speak french in his ear while we were doin it bc i had said i took 4 years of it when we were flirtin and he thought that meant i was good and i just said apple juice in french and he came
"if you’re straight then why did you say she was hot"
yo i’m straight not blind
One time a nun at my school saw a hot guy and said “woah God did a nice job on that one” and we all looked at her like ??? and she goes “I’m allowed to look at the menu I just can’t order”