Sylvester and Tweety
江ノ島電鉄 (江ノ電 藤沢駅)
御園白粉 多田北烏 1926, Japan
Misono osiroi, Tada Hokuu
it’s 3:30am in tokyo right now, and i haven’t written here in awhile.
The AIA Building in Hong Kong, perhaps aided with its proximity to the cemetery, always gives me ‘skeleton tower’.
300 Years of Embattled Crimea History in 6 Maps
I’m reblogging this because, as a map fan and an occasional reader of history books, I think these maps are terrible. They are terrible in the sense that they do not actually make clear what is a very, very complicated history in a part of the world virtually unknown to the Anglosphere.
I’ve read some history on Ukraine, and know a bit about the region - though i’m no professional - and these maps are seriously confusing me. So, I’d like to ask anyone reading this blurb: if you could look at these maps, and ask yourself, do they make Crimean history clearer, or worse? I suspect the latter, but I’d like to know if it’s not just me.
"Everywhere that prostitution has been legalised/brothelised there has been a dramatic increase in both the legal and illegal sectors. In Australia, one year after legalisation, the illegal ‘sex industry’ had more than doubled (Sullivan & Jeffreys, CATW). In Amsterdam, children’s charities reported a 300% rise in child prostitution following legalisation (ChildRight). It is common business sense that traffickers and pimps will target countries where it will be easier for them to operate, where they can advertise freely and run no risk of criminalisation. And correspondingly, that countries which have outlawed the buying and selling of other human beings will be less attractive. This is the case in Sweden, where in 1999 a law was passed which decriminalised all those involved in prostitution and instead criminalized the buyers. At the same time the Government directed large sums of money into providing exit services, housing, education, legal advice, welfare and health care etc. This law is being credited with a reduction in child prostitution and trafficking and a decrease of over a third in the number of pimps operating brothels."
Prostitution Is Violence Against Women
Labour Left Review, November 2007
For those who say that legalization is harm reduction.
(Source: feral-goose, via the-pleasures-of-reading)
Jessie Ware - No to Love
the best socks in university, per professor poll