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WHO ARE WE? Third Wave Resource Group is a student rights and resource group centered in Harlan House, at Cornell. We are a safe, comfortable environment for community members which provides information, equality and empowerment informed by feminism. We believe feminism is about values & ideals. Empowerment & education. Community building & understanding. (And calling people out on their bullshit).

RESOURCES WE PROVIDE Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocacy, access to Safe Room, emergency transportation, library, kitchen, sewing room, safe zone, and confidentiality.

CONTACT 319)895-5750

New study shows that female porn stars have high self-esteem, were not more likely to be sexually abused as children ›

stfusexists:

This isn’t to say that there aren’t still huge problems with the porn industry and even porn itself. Porn actresses are still paid less, on average, than their male counterparts, the industry is still majority white women, and there is plenty of evidence that actresses are often exploited by their employers. And this is without even touching the male gaze and abusive nature of a lot of porn - plots? scenarios? whatever you call them.

BUT this study is important, because it reminds us not to generalize about a person based on their profession. Porn actresses are professionals doing a job, and there is no reason to regard them as victims or somehow damaged. That simply isn’t the case for these women, or for sex workers in general. 

(via fuckyeahsexpositivity)

queerasfuck:

489 words about today’s partial victory for some Canadian Sex-Workers

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To all the people who judge sex workers and say, as Tina Fey did, “We should all be better than that,” I ask: If you really cared about helping us, the poor and deluded sex workers of the world, why is your money not where your mouth is? Why haven’t you stood up and said to a sex worker, “Hey, I’ll pay your bills and pay your tuition at a university so you can get any degree you desire. I’ll help you.” I’ll tell you why you haven’t said it: Because you don’t care, you’re just looking for someone to judge. As I’m the only one who pays my bills and puts food on the table for myself and my family, I feel justified in giving you a hearty, “Fuck You!” while I’m on my way to work. I’m not afraid of your judgment and I’m not afraid to stand up for myself. I’m a sex worker for my own reasons, and not a single one of those reasons is you.

Sex Worker Problems, SW7 (via sexworkerproblems)

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anautisticpersondrinkstea:

so fucking glad to see this recognized.

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this is amazing and important

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