Let's taunt Skullgrin

To argue about whether sex work is inherently bad is to miss the bigger picture:

1) that there are women (especially in the developing world) forced into it who don’t want to be, because of misogyny,

2) that there are women (mostly in the first world) who want to be sex workers who are shamed for it, because of misogyny, and

3) while they both can (and do) face violence in sex work, that is the result of aggressive misogyny, and to dismiss it as just ‘coming with the territory’ of sex work is to victim blame - and tacitly condones the reasons for the misogyny.

Women have the right to choose not to be sex workers or to choose, uncoerced, to be sex workers, and both have the right to be free of violence. Those things require some pretty huge changes - especially in how we view and aid the developing world - and perhaps that is worth focusing on, instead of arguing whether something (that will happen either way) is “inherently” anything.




I wonder who is going to replace Jenna Coleman since she’s not returning to Doctor Who after this series.

A slim white female in her 20s whose casting is based mostly on how attractive Steven Moffat finds her. Next question.



More English-teaching materials! This is for a police interview activity that follows on from the 'Describing Appearances' materials I posted the other day.

BUY IT at gumroad for the price of a cheap bento — OR, just for tumblr folk: click here and get it for half price. (I’ll leave that discount active for a week or so.)

AND, the first ten English teachers to reblog this and send me an ask can have everything currently in Patrick-sensei’s gumroad store for free!

By the way, thanks again to all the people who gave me advice on alcohol-based markers a while back. I ended up buying the big, complete set of Marvy Le Plume markers, which I used to colour the Garden sisters. They’re cheap and they suit my purposes, though I could see myself filling out the set with some extra colours from other brands in the future. But for what they are, they’re a pleasure to use.







what do you mean not everyone has a toilet that washes and massages your butt

Wait there are toilets like that?


what an incredible experience it must be

im mildly concerned about something labeled “turbo” going near my butt


Season Six, Episode Ten - The Girl Who Waited

Thank you Martin and Abigail!

Ooh look I’m in this one!

Did you hear about the guy who made a program for mobile devices, and was really surprised when it turned out to be illegal but everyone loved it?

He was stunned by the app-laws.


That time when Raven actually said what most of us want to say to a teacher who picks you for the answer when you clearly don’t know it, for usually no other reason than to embarrass you and make you look stupid. One of the main things I hate and always will hate about school. 

Or  - MAYBE - it’s because we pick kids who we can see talking or looking at their phone or otherwise choosing to not listen, and they’re never the ones with their hands up. Sometimes, we even pick the kids who we know do have the answer, but who don’t put their hand up because they’re unconditionally afraid they don’t.

If you’ve got your hand up, you’re probably on top of things. Hand down, you might need the teacher interaction.

Picking kids with their hands down can be to keep lazy (or just distractible) kids actively thinking or to gradually raise the confidence of those who lack it. If we only picked kids who put their hands up, it’d be the same two or three kids (and usually a class troublemaker looking to disrupt things) dominating the entire discussion every day.

Sure, there’s always gonna be some dicks out there, just like any profession. But keep in mind, you’re going on the memories (or current experience) of your teenage self, who might not be exactly the most reliable narrator.

I’m just sayin’.

Faraday! Long time, no see! :D

See, for me it hasn’t been, cos I’ve been following you for yonks now! I do this a lot, just sitting there and reading people’s posts without interacting, and hissing “yesssss, my friiiieeends”


This isn’t even my final form!

david kaye’s lmg1ite is reacting to the trainer’s mega ring


This isn’t even my final form!

david kaye’s lmg1ite is reacting to the trainer’s mega ring