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All-powerful God

An all-powerful God is a single being who has total presence, knowledge, benevolence and power. That means that God is in your head (and in everyone else’s head and in their pockets, big toe nails and cups of tea, in fact – everywhere and everywhen, all simultaneously), knows about that thought that you just had (and the next one you will have and all the other stuff that did and will happen – ever), is okay with that thought (and all the other stuff) and has the power to change any single part of any of all of that (including the stuff that already happened). 578 more words

Writing Tips

"Waffles?!"

So I kicked off my trip to the states by getting on the 5:30am flight from Perth to Sydney, Sydney to Dallas and then Dallas to Denver. 850 more words

Climbing

‘Listen to survivors’ and the fetishisation of experience

The debate over Amnesty International’s draft policy supporting the decriminalisation of sex work has been heated. Although the organisation developed the policy following extensive research with sex workers and consultation with key stakeholders, … 941 more words

venuscallipyge reblogged this on Venus' Veils and commented:

I am a "survivor" who had traumatic experiences during my time as a survival sex worker who was also trafficked on more than one occasion by multiple pimps (aka "pimples"). Even so, it is crystal clear that the "Nordic Model" increase of criminalization (and the corresponding unwillingness to allow for the possibility that there might be a proportion of sex workers who are NOT trafficked, along with shutting out THEIR voices in legislation over their bodies and human rights from the debates on this topic) - well I can just walk a few blocks to my old track, talk to any of the women who ARE trafficked, and I can give you MANY clear examples of how the "End Demand" legislation has made their lives A LOT worse, a lot more DANGEROUS, a lot more HARMFUL to what little wellbeing they have left. Trafficking is a form of domestic violence, as trafficking is carried out among the adult women I have seen, which is the majority of sex work that takes place where it is visible. FORCING domestic violence victims to get "help" (as the diversion programs for prostitutes in my state is called) has NEVER helped any domestic violence victim! If legislators REALLY want to help adult trafficking victims and, at the same time, not INCREASE victimization and decimate the basic human rights of non-trafficked CONSENSUAL sex workers, they have to INCLUDE voices of ALL SEX WORKERS, not just cherry-picked survivor stories, but also survivor stories like mine (yes I was a sex trafficking victim, but I still support decriminalization and legalization of consensual sex work), and the stories of the larger percentage of sex workers, who are NOT TRAFFICKED.