Strange how we decorate pain. 
By Margaret Atwood, from Oh, Morning in the Burned House (1996)

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 the conservative view of prostitution is to blame women and girls for their alleged choice to be in prostitution; the liberal view is to romanticize women’s ‘choice’ as self-determination and use it to normalize prostitution as ‘sex work.’ both succumb to the belief that whatever happens to a woman in prostitution is normal because it’s her choice. both these views have facilitated the expansion of sexual slavery in many parts of the globe and the extensive ways in which women themselves become ‘goods and services’ – as prostituted women, as trafficked instruments of exchange, as objects of sex tourism, and as indentured domestic workers who are often sexually exploited as well. 

janice raymond, not a choice, not a job: exposing the myths about prostitution and the global sex trade (via staininyourbrain)

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 In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate. 
By Toni Morrison  

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