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Dr. Donna Hughes: Women in Porn & Sex Trafficking

Donna M. Hughes  is a leading international researcher on human 
trafficking. She has completed research on the trafficking of women and 
girls for sexual exploitation in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, and
Korea. 
She does research and writing on women's rights. Her topic areas include: violence, slavery, sexual exploitation, Islamic fundamentalism, and women's organized resistance to violence and exploitation. She has also worked on issues related to women, science and technology.

She is frequently consulted by governments and non-governmental organizations on policy related to women's human rights, particularly on trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation. She has testified before the U.S. House International Relations Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Moscow Duma, and the Czech Parliament.

Her research has been supported by the U.S. State Department, the National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the International Organization for Migration, the Council of Europe, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, University of Rhode Island Foundation, the University of Rhode Island Council for Research, and the University of Bradford, UK. - (x)

I live and grew up in a pseudo-liberal city in Iowa where the black population is barely 1percent and most of the black people here have fallen into the detrimental cracks American societies wants them to be in so any time I see a black doctor, lawyer, chef, pilot, businessman(woman) or any black individual who has made a success of themselves I just want to go up to them and be like “Congratulations for making it in a country that wants you to fail from the start”

concentratedridiculousness:

sherekahnsgirl:

cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

This man was a pure genius.

The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.

foxmouth:

“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first. A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’

— Sembene McFarland

© 2012 Black Fiya Works

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vintagenoire:

As I mentioned a few months ago, the reason I’ve been absent on this blog lately is because I’ve been working on launching a print magazine called Golly.

We’re running a Kickstarter campaign to share our inaugural issues and fund subsequent ones, so if you feel so inclined, a reblog, pledge, or kind word would be much appreciated.

P.S. Issue 01 of Golly features a fantastic piece on the lasting impact of Do The Right Thing, written by the incomparable Zeba Blay!

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