"In 2014, the government… was given the chance to make history," he said, "but instead, chose to repeat the mistakes of history."
The government, he said “has created a regime which will hurt communities, and is contrary to public interest, as it will push sex workers back into dangerous street forums.”
When Independent Liberal Senator George Baker asked if the bill could be amended, he was unequivocal: “No.”
As a constitutional lawyer, he said, he’d “have a field day” with the bill, given what he sees as irreconcilable inconsistencies between the objectives, as laid out in the preamble, and the text of the proposed laws.
"You’ve got to look to see whether the text of the legislation supports the rhetoric, and it doesn’t," he stressed.
"You’re still debating if sex work is legal or illegal, based on this legislation," he pointed out. "You should know that by opening the first page."
Young also challenged the assertion that the government had struck the appropriate balance in crafting the new rules.
"How can you even talk about ‘balance’ when you use the word ‘asymmetrical,’" he wondered.
"I’ve never seen anything in the history of criminal law that sets up asymmetrical prohibitions … You’ve actually just legalized entrapment."
|—||'Confused' prostitution bill can't be fixed, lawyer Alan Young says (via allthecanadianpolitics)|
Sometimes I think, I WANT A HOT BODY and other times I think, WHAT IF I ATE ALL THE BLUE CHEESE IN THE WORLD.
I feel like Two-Face.
#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares
i think it’s higher than this
either way, still fucked up
it’s 2014, alexander g bell is dead, sign language will not make your kid stupid
This is interesting because I grew up with a best friend who is deaf and his mother hardly knew any signs. I never realized until I got older how sad that is. No wonder he ended up so troubled. This is not okay. Take responsibility for your kids, okay? If you can bring a child into the world then you should be prepared to adjust. Fucking parents.
We were lied to. The women of my generation were told that we could ‘have it all’, as long as ‘it all’ was marriage, babies and a career in finance, a cupboard full of beautiful shoes and terminal exhaustion – and even that is only an option if we’re rich, white, straight and well behaved. These perfect lives would necessarily rely on an army of nannies and care-workers, and nobody has yet bothered to ask whether they can have it all.
We can have everything we want as long as what we want is a life spent searching for exhausting work that doesn’t pay enough, shopping for things we don’t need and sticking to a set of social and sexual rules that turn out, once you plough through the layers of trash and adverts, to be as rigid as ever.
As for young men, they were told they lived in a brave new world of economic and sexual opportunity, and if they felt angry or afraid, if they felt constrained or bewildered by contradictory expectations, by the pressure to act masculine, make money, demonstrate dominance and fuck a lot of pretty women while remaining a decent human being, then their distress was the fault of women and minorities. It was these grasping women, these homosexuals and people of colour who had taken away the power and satisfaction that was once their birthright as men. We were taught, all of us, that if we were dissatisfied, it was our fault, or the fault of those closest to us. We were built wrong, somehow. We had failed to adjust. If we showed any sort of distress, we probably needed to be medicated or incarcerated, depending on our social status. There are supposed to be no structural problems, just individual maladaption.
|—||Mainstream feminism is tepid and cowardly: Work, sex, race, “having it all” and true liberation - Salon.com (via becauseiamawoman)|
ive stolen this line and used it so many times
Why those vegan niggas always flooding the internet with slaughterhouse videos trying to steer us away from meat. What you think we thought meat was made out of imagination and joy?
For example, you can:
- be in a shampoo commercial
- start a boy band:
- spot some choice booty:
- break into song:
- see some people in frankly offensive outfits:
- attend a metal show:
- listen to some sick jams:
- discover zombieism:
- sample some tasty snacks:
- watch someone get burned bad:
- find something you really like:
- find something you really, really like:
- find something you REALLY REALLY LIKE:
- and wonder if you left the stove on:
I have never questioned my identity as an African woman. Being a woman has always been foremost in my consciousness. It has never been African + Woman. I always took the “Africanness” as a given; not needing pampering or reminding or nurturing.
I am African.
I gravitate towards folklore, oral historians, ripe mangoes, cocoa and palm kernels. I look out for patterns in my everyday life, in artwork, in my photography because my Africaness connects with the patterns in Aso-Oke, Ankara and Woodin. I need maggi in my lasagne and crayfish in my okra. I have to boil my plantain in its skin and steam my beans in banana leafs. My existence is wrapped in the essence of Africa- toil, triumph, exuberance, richness and hope.
When I was a child, I noticed that all the adult women I knew had straight hair. My hair was always in cornrows that refused to stay neat. It was a huge curly mass that defied every attempt at taming. I thought you got straight hair when you became an adult, and so I wanted to become an adult quickly. I wanted to look like my mother, my aunts and my teachers. I got straight hair at age 8- in a chair, by a relaxer that burnt my scalp, ears and forehead. I continued getting perms till I turned 23. One day, I walked into a salon and had my straight, shoulder length hair chopped off. I had no consciousness of this being a return to my “Africanness.” It just felt comfortable and natural to maintain my hair the way it comes out of my scalp- coily, curly, wavy and sometimes straight. However, people attributed my short hair to valour. I don’t understand that. I have never understood why people choose conformity over authenticity.
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One black titty at a Super Bowl game could tarnish her 20+ year career
But Madonna has been flashing us her dusty hot pocket for the past 3 thousand years she’s been in the game and has walked away completely unscathed….
DUSTY HOT POCKET
What a horrible mental image……..
Dusty hot pocket tho
THE TRUTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS BEFORE THE GENOCIDE
Gotta put this on blast.
We never needed a white savior.
I hate this country.
What I learned from this video:
- 100 million Native Americans died at the hands of white colonists
- Instead of planting crops the colonists spent their days digging random holes in the ground looking for gold. They started starving and dug up Indian corpses to eat. They took Indian prisoners and forced them to teach the colonists how to farm
- Native Americans had massive cities with tens of thousands of well constructed houses, intricate water canals and large merchant areas.
- The Native Americans used soaps, deodorants and breath sweeteners while colonists never bathed or even took of their clothes
- There was a delousing policy with the mantra Nits create Lice; nits being Native American babies, so their goal was to kill every Indian, including babies
- In the 1700’s 80% of the Federal Budget went towards eradicating the Native American population so they could take their developed farmland
- Colonists leaders went town after town killing men women and children under the approval of George Washington
- "Pursue Indians to extermination" -Thomas Jefferson
- California governor (1849-1851): “extermination must continue to be waged until the Indian becomes extinct”
The main factor which prevented Native American extinction was the fact they were used for slave labor. The most prized Native Americans were young girls who were said to be valued for labor and lust (that one white dude in your ethnic studies class that says he’s 1/36th Cherokee?)
In modern times children were forced into Indian Boarding Schools whose goal was to “Kill the Indian in them”. It was federal policy. They were beaten if they used their native tongue, they were forced to dress and style their hair like whites
This country was literally built on terrorism and mass murder. White people are savage terrorists.
Until, this is taught in schools everywhere- “history class” is merely a racism propaganda course.