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vicemag:

Native American Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along Lake Superior
Native women, children, and even babies are being trafficked in the sex trade on freighters crossing the Canada-US border on Lake Superior between Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Duluth, Minnesota.
Next month, Christine Stark—a student with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, who is completing her master’s degree in social work—will complete an examination of the sex trade in Minnesota, in which she compiles anecdotal, firsthand accounts of Native women, particularly from northern reservations, being trafficked across state, provincial, and international lines to be forced into servitude in the sex industry on both sides of the border.
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vicemag:

Native American Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along Lake Superior

Native women, children, and even babies are being trafficked in the sex trade on freighters crossing the Canada-US border on Lake Superior between Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Duluth, Minnesota.

Next month, Christine Stark—a student with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, who is completing her master’s degree in social work—will complete an examination of the sex trade in Minnesota, in which she compiles anecdotal, firsthand accounts of Native women, particularly from northern reservations, being trafficked across state, provincial, and international lines to be forced into servitude in the sex industry on both sides of the border.

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penthesileas:

HISTORY MEME - six women: isabella bird [3/6]

Isabella Bird was born in 1831 in England. She was a sickly child and spent her early life struggling with various diseases, but her real desire was to travel. In 1854, she went to America, where she stayed with relatives, and she detailed her journey in her first book, The Englishwoman in America. The next year saw her touring in Canada and Scotland, and after her mother’s death in 1868, she took various trips to avoid living a domestic lifestyle with her sister, preferring instead to travel and support herself by her writing. In 1872, she traveled to Australia, and then Hawaii, where she climbed Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. After that, she moved to Colorado, where she covered 800 miles of the Rocky Mountains in 1873, and her time there inspired her fourth book, A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains. She toured Asia, visiting Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia, and then returned to England, where she married. After her husband’s death she studied medicine and, nearing her sixties, set out for India, and then traveled to Persia and Turkey. In 1892, she became the first woman to be inducted to the Royal Geographical Society and in 1897 was made a member of the Royal Photographic Society, the same year that she traveled to China and Korea, and later still travelled to Morocco. She died in Edinburgh in 1904. (x)

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“I want an avowed atheist in the White House. When time comes to push that button, I want whoever’s making the decision to understand that once it’s pushed, it’s over. Finito. They’re not gonna have lunch with Jesus. Won’t be deflowering 72 virgins on the great shag carpet of eternity, or reincarnated as a cow. I want someone making that decision who believes life on this Earth isn’t just a dress rehearsal for something better - but the only shot we get.”

mashmpls:

a photo from earlier today. my friend catherine and the minneapolis skyline double exposure.

Nice! This is where I run, over   35w.

mashmpls:

a photo from earlier today. my friend catherine and the minneapolis skyline double exposure.

Nice! This is where I run, over   35w.

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pbsparents:

Fun Food Flags! Can you guess which countries are represented? Hint: The food used to make the flag is usually associated with that country…

Source (and answers!) here: http://bit.ly/n2Uxn8

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likeafieldmouse:

Cai Guo-Qiang - Head On (2006)

“Inspired by German history… Hitler called himself ‘Herr Wolf’ and referred to his SS men as his ‘pack of wolves’. Head On visually expresses the universal human tendency to follow and press forward in complete blindness.” 

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