|—||Assata Shakur (via sister-bell)|
When workers don’t have a voice on the job, they can’t speak up about unsafe working conditions. That’s why states with so-called “right to work” laws have more injuries and fatalities at the workplace.
SHARE, because when politicians propose these laws, we need to hear what they’re really saying.
A major shout out to the super villain not just being evil for no particular reason or because of TV-based “insanity”, but a capitalist out to make money and willing to fuck with small nations and their people in order to garner profits.
Now that’s a villain whose villainy I can believe in. And hate the fuck out of.
How far the show went out of its way to make it clear that Holmes wasn’t sexually pressuring Irene. He offered her his “bet,” and I can imagine a zillion other shows that just would have left it there as a sexy “edgy” flirtation, but no - Holmes stopped himself in the middle of the flirt to make it clear that he was not conditioning his silence about her thefts on her going on a date with him.
Similarly, when he came to see her after she refused to go out with him again, obviously someone somewhere was afraid he’d look like a stalker, and so he began his speech by making it very clear that he understood it was her right to refuse him - I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a show actually spell that out in words before, because we’re all supposed to understand that the romantic couple is meant to be and therefore all’s fair, etc etc.
in a media landscape where men pressuring women and violating their boundaries is portrayed as natural in many ~innocent and romantic~ relationships and pretty much obligatory in ~edgy dangerous~ dynamics, I still love this to ABSOLUTE PIECES
then the devil, taking him up on a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. and the devil said to him, all this… I will give you, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish… .if you will worship before me, all will be yours.
Every sex worker has their own reasons and their own story about why they do what they do. Some are victims. Some are career women in charge of their life. Some are both/neither/somewhere in between. You cannot paint them all one way or another and the most important thing to do is to listen without judgement.