Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”
AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE
This is totally a real thing, and at one job, we had a plastic owl (it serves as a scarecrow for pigeons), and I often did owl debugging.
I know a person who does the same thing with personal problems and other things. It apparently works quite well.
Elements of Sex Trafficking
Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;
Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;
Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.
- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)
[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].
"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:
A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or
B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)
… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)
THAT IS RAPE
We need to be talking about this and we need to be making sex work safe. No one should be made to feel like this treatment is okay.
Reminder that there’s only 9 days left to get in on the “Roots” Kickstarter!
We’re only $255 away from the next stretch goal, which is a mini poster map of all the places in Ireland I’ll be traveling to! We’re also a few backers away from 100!! You’re all fantastic, thank you all so much for contributing and sharing!!
I totally just scraped up some $$ and donated to my friend Tara’s kickstarter! She is a super rad artist and this comic is going to be EQUALLY as rad! Though the goal is already met please consider taking a look at it or spreading the word! ONLY 8 DAYS LEFT TO GET IN ON THIS!
The kickstarter for Volume 2 is nearly over, the countdown is for 71 hours at the time that I’m writing this. Thank you so much to all of our backers so far, it’s been an amazing month and we’re so incredibly grateful for all the stuff we’ll get to make soon!
And for these last few days, we’ve put up an image of the second t-shirt design for the kickstarter! All people who have pledged for a tier with a t-shirt will have a choice between the two designs if we reach $20,000!
This design will have a front and back, and is a callback to Liam’s Halloween costume from chapter two. The illustration above is the mock up, a final illustration will be posted up before everyone would be given the chance to choose between them (this happens at the end of the ks when we email a survey to all backers!). Both t-shirts (and at least the first design!) would be available in the store after we have them in-stock.
That’s all for now!♥ Thank you again from both of us!
i promised myself i would draw the tamers before December ended