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orange wrote

I don't have anything smart to add to this, but I do think about this topic quite a bit and you bring up many good ideas and points. In the far, distant, perfect future I'd definitely love to see a larger and more formal peer-network of sex workers watching each other's backs -- maybe like a professional association lol. Informal versions of this (like you mentioned: working at the same location together, sharing + adding to the blacklist of violent weirdos in the city) aren't that accessible anymore unless you have other fssw friends.

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orange wrote

Reply to comment by metocin in Thin blue line by ziq

thank you for your concern! i am definitely traumatized in some way from all the ODs i've responded to, especially witnessing cops/ems act this way firsthand constantly, but i am okay.

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orange wrote

Reply to Thin blue line by ziq

god, this reminded me of an OD I responded to a month back (not a medic, but i am often first responder to ODs because i work with street involved folks), and one of the cops that showed up had the nerve to start berating all the bystanders, calling them fucked up, saying the guy who was ODing fucked up, as i was doing chest compressions. proceeded to complain out loud about being tired of responding to "so many" ODs in a day as the man was dying. if you're going to be a useless piece of shit can you do it somewhere else? EMS was laughing and giggling to themselves as they were stepping out the ambulance, slow as shit, talking about their plans for dinner or whatever the fuck while this man's friends were sobbing and screaming for him to come back. this is how they are every time they show up, they really don't see addicts as people. i don't even want to call for them anymore when it happens.

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orange wrote

Reply to comment by polpotisevil2 in by !deleted19869

how is it selfish to ask for white protestors, who are supposed to be at these protests in allyship to black people, to listen + support them, especially in situations where tagging/looting/destroying property gets pinned solely on black protestors not only by the media but by the cops when they choose who to arrest for these actions?

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orange wrote

Thank you for sharing. This hit hard:

In their absence, my pain returned. But so did a fact I had shamefully forgotten: I’ve never been alone. The people who love me have never left. I’d just undervalued them so deeply that I weighed romantic love as more significant.

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orange wrote

The full UN report has 111 companies on it which the article doesn't list out, so I've uploaded a PDF copy of it here (just click on the thumbnail to view).

It's definitely interesting to note the companies that they've omitted from the report despite their documented involvement, like HP and Hyundai.

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orange wrote

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It sounds like you’re taking on the brunt of the emotional labour. I’m sorry.

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