LocalCreature

LOCALCREATURE focuses on sharing worldwide activism, human rights conflicts, and humanitarian efforts.

LOCALCREATURE is a Kansas City, Missouri based blog ran by one no-life-having womynist of color.
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New York City: “25 years is too long! Justice for the Central Park 5!” City Hall, April 17, 2014.

In April 1989, five youths of color were framed by the NYPD, local officials and the media in the infamous Central Park jogger rape case — “the modern Scottsboro Brothers.”

After the five (now grown men) won their freedom when the true rapist confessed, and more than a decade after they launched a civil suit demanding reparations from the city, they and their families have still not received justice.

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to settle the case within a week of taking office. Now more that 100 days into his administration, the Central Park 5 and their supporters rallied to demand an end to a quarter century of racist injustice.

Honor to our brothers who continue to stand up: Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, and Kharey Wise. 

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Photos by Catt Waters and redguard

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revnews:

U.S. Military Veteran Emily Yates, Violently Arrest for Standing in the Shade 

Emily Yates -I used to think that as a veteran of the U.S. military, I was safe, at least while in America, from being brutally arrested with no warning, thrown into a tiny cell by myself for three days, and then charged by my own government with assaulting the very officers who had dragged me around by my wrists and ankles.

Please Watch this video and share this widely.
http://revolution-news.com/help-u-s-military-veteran-emily-yates-violently-arrest-standing-shade/

el-hormiguero:

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dormtainment:

From this video.

There has never been a more accurate video in the history of the internets.

THIS IS MY LIFE RN

I’ve been there before.

Yo

danceforme-motherfucker:

To anyone with a VHP who also strips for a living. Does it ever get in the way? Do you ‘rack yourself’ while while doing any stage shows, pole work or lapdances?
I’m getting mine Monday and am more nervous about it affecting my job over anything. Halp!

I have a VHP and it really never gets in the way of anything, especially when I dance or do lap dances. It’s actually been my favorite piercing since the first day I got it! It’s definitely been my best friend for the past seven years.

stripperina:

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bevgodsgirls:

This is really, really important. Please take note.

This is entirely important.

This is not important. There are important issues but this is not one of them…

I wouldn’t call it important. But it is relevant.

Not only is this not important or relevant it’s not even factual…. They do not have “a right” to secrecy here. They’re on video for fucks sake. I can’t think of a less secret industry to work in.

Now if you’re asking people politely that’s fine but it would be more effective if that was done personally rather then a tumblr psa and no one is required to honor that request

'If you're asking people politely'

'No one is required to honor that request'

/facepalm so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me

Why do you expect someone to convince you not to share information that could dramatically harm their life? You really wanna be the person that does that to someone? I’ve had family & friends find my videos and not tell anyone but me, that’s respect. I’ve had other friends find out because my ex blabbed and they made my life hell for months. You’re telling me that someone has to convince you not to be that guy. Someone has to ask you politely not to share information that isn’t yours to share and could hurt them, that really says a lot.

If you don’t want people to know about it, don’t do sexual acts ON CAMERA. I get what they’re saying though about how it could harm them. But as far as friends and family being upset over it, you made that choice to be a sex worker and as an adult you should realize that people are going to be uncomfortable and upset about it. YOU chose to get naked on camera, etc so and it’s not everyone else’s responsibility to keep your secret because it’s not a secret when your videos are online, etc. You can’t cry about it when your friends find out you’re a sex worker, you chose that profession.

"I get what they’re saying"- Someone who completely missed the point of what I was saying. But don’t feel too badly about it, you weren’t alone in missing the point. 

THE POINT: People can be more than ‘upset’ and ‘uncomfortable’ about it. Sexual assault/harassment is a very common way people express how ‘upset’ they are that someone they know is a sex worker. Violence is also a popular response, especially if a sex worker doesn’t immediately submit to the advances of people who now think they’re about as deserving of the right to say ‘no’ as a fleshlight (pocket pussy). You don’t know the relationships people have with their family or friends. You can’t even begin to predict how someone will react to this information, which is the only reason that I don’t tell everyone I know and meet. You share this information like a juicy bit of gossip, while I personally have to go through a checklist of objective and situational questions before deciding to tell someone what I do. I love my job, but there are still so many people who will immediately view me as less than human, making life extremely dangerous for me. You picking up what I’m putting down yet? I’m not crying because people don’t like me or call me dirty names, I’m politely informing people that ‘the secret they’re not responsible to keep’ can make them responsible for putting someone’s life in danger and causing all sorts of hell for them. Why is that of no concern to you?

Nobody who is even somewhat serious about working in the adult industry thinks that they are capable of completely keeping people from stumbling upon the fact that they’re a sex worker. There are many ways that people can find this information online, there is nothing I can do to stop that, nor do I make a significant effort to try. We are aware that our work is often recorded and online, and yes, we, better than most, know what that means. I’ve had a few people I know personally find my videos and not tell anyone else but me. That is what I’m asking of people. If you find out, don’t tell anyone else that hasn’t already found out on their own. There is no reason that you would need to tell anyone, none. So if you choose to gossip, knowing the consequences you could inflict on that person, you’re a very self important person who will need to deal with being responsible for however the people you tell react. I know, a lot of you can actually live with that kind of thing, but I’m never trying to appeal to the cruel hearted. You give two shits about the safety of others? Stop arguing and start empathizing. 

But forreal, people. Show some damn empathy. You don’t have to agree with what they do, that’s your choice, but you should at least empathize with what they’re saying and respect that.

Lol no! Not at all. Your making money for selling your self and your image online for money… You have a right to not have said property stolen and reused for free. You have a right not to be harassed and abused for your job. But if I want to share a lovely sex worker and promote her I shouldn’t fear that I may ruin her life or her relationships.. That’s not my job. I don’t feel bad for you, sorry. There are plenty of jobs and if your afraid your choice to be naked on camera might be upsetting to your family, then maybe choose a different career.

"But if I want to share a lovely sex worker and promote her I shouldn’t fear that I may ruin her life or her relationships.. That’s not my job. I don’t feel bad for you, sorry."

Or essentially

"If I want to share information, even if I know it may ruin her life and relationships, I’m going to do it anyway because it’s not my job to worry about her safety."

And to that I say again, I’m not trying to appeal to cruel hearted people.

Are people this oblivious.

There are many different types of sex workers, and while not all of them post videos and pictures online, EVERY one of them deserves her privacy.

How would you like it if every time you opened up a porn website, the link was sent with your IP address to your mother, your sister, your husband, your wife, your poster, your boss, etc…..

Equal rights!!!!

  • NOT ALL SEX WORK IS PORN
  • NOT ALL SEX WORK IS FULL SERVICE PROSTITUTION
  • NOT ALL SEX WORK IS ON CAMERA
  • NOT ALL SEX WORK IS LEGAL
  • NOT ALL SEX WORK IS ILLEGAL
  • STOP TALKING OVER SEX WORKERS IN ORDER TO DISRESPECT AND IGNORE US
  • STOP TALKING ABOUT SEX WORK IF YOU ARE NOT A SEX WORKER

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tracesofthevanished:

La folie Almayer (Chantal Akerman, 2011)

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paxamericana:

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -
Three people are dead after shootings at Jewish-related locations in the Kansas City area. Authorities confirm that a suspect is in custody.
One of the dead was killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. A second person died at Village Shalom. 
Authorities also confirmed that a one person was undergoing surgery at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. It wasn’t immediately clear whether that one person died in surgery and was one of the three dead or was a fourth person shot. 
A suspect was arrested at the Valley View Park Elementary School, which is a mile away from Village Shalom. KCTV5’s Bonyen Lee says the suspect appeared to yell “Heil Hitler” as he was being led away in handcuffs by Overland Park police.

Can people please stop shooting each other in KC? Damn. 

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the-real-goddamazon:

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Ooooh, YES.

I just forgot what I was supposed to be doing

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ridinginthecarwithroman:

Pretty much.

My life, in a nut shell.

THIS!!!! Sometimes it gets tiring being “on” for everyone

The role of playing comforter for other people, and not having anyone to comfort you.

Not being able to let anyone comfort you…

Because no one ever thinks you need to be comforted, so no one bothers.

Basically my life.

where did y’all find this gif if me

My whole entire life 

thisismylifeoffun:

kingkristamicah:

A day in your life at Spelman College in ADW.

Lifeee.

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