50 Shades of Pimping

  Within human trafficking, there are actually several different types of pimps or programmers, one of them being the Romeo Pimp. Romeo Pimps behave as though they are the boyfriend and protector of their victim, and rely on trauma bonding and emotional manipulation in order to pressure their “girlfriend” into the trade.  Sometimes this takes […]

On Slenderman and Thrill Testing

I read an article recently via Hunter Stinson, who also hunts pedophiles and I imagine has dreams similar to mine; I know he has mental health issues as much as I do — go figure.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of writing about pedophilia with your buddy over breakfast, you haven’t really lived.  That’s […]

Village Fashion – review 

Village Fashion has been on Main Street for a very long time but I only recently began shopping exclusively in town so I’m introducing myself.         As with most stores here, the average price for accessories is $20.00, and they have a wide range of clothing and styles from various fashion houses/artisans. I believe […]

Slow Fashion Movement 

Slow fashion is the idea that clothing should be made ethically, using solid materials and styles that last, and preferably materials with a low ecological footprint. Supporting slow fashion means shopping locally at boutiques which investigate their sources, buying from local seamstresses or tailors, and avoiding box stores as much as possible. For me, this […]

Inside the Birdcage – October 14, 2015.  The Red Shawl and RedDRESS Projects and the Niqab Debate 

Mmm. The niqab debate has sparked an intriguing ripple in Canadian society, with a moment by afoot to vote mummer style; that is, wearing facial coverings, as a form of quiet civil rebellion against our increasingly draconian security measures. I can get behind this!   #FallFashion #WhenIsAScarfAFashionStatememt        Meanwhile, I’ve been participating in the #RedShawlProject […]

Escape from Stormcage

This is how I’ve come to view leaving my rather reclusive FOB at the end of the universe. A friend of sorts who is somewhat familiar with my psychosocial history gave me the SO to take myself alone into town three times a week for a minimum of half a day.  I’m building up to […]

Inside the Birdcage – October 1, 2015

There are several changes being made to prostitution law. Prostitution law primarily effects me because my work put me in violation of it. Which is ridiculous. For me to just talk to someone about trafficking violations prostitution laws. There is contention from both within and without the sex industry as to whether or not prostitution […]

The Heteria and the Pornocracy

During the height of the Roman Empire, women from a class called the Heteria – imperial concubines, essentially – kept the Legion officers company while attending the Circus Maximus. The Heteria were well educated women of class and style and were part of a subculture of the Ancient World and part of the slavery system. […]

Niqab and citizenship

  The issue of whether or not the wearing of the niqab at citizenship ceremonies has been raised; I personally disagree with the pwearing of niqab in Canada, particularly during the citizenship ceremony, and for the most part tend to consider it a conflagulated non-issue; there are less than seven individual cases per year and one […]