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Five Business Lessons I Learned From Launching a Porn Site - Cindy Gallop →

“Women challenge the status quo because we are never it.” -Cindy Gallop

Excerpt:
“I had absolutely no idea when we embarked on this venture how extraordinarily difficult it was going to be to make it happen. It took me two years to get MLNP.tv funded. I should have been every angel investor’s and venture capitalist’s wet dream, literally. I was pitching an idea enabled by technology, designed to disrupt a sector worth billions of dollars, in a way that is both socially beneficial and potentially very lucrative. But because the sector is porn and the social benefit is to sexuality, no VC would touch it.

When I eventually found one angel investor who got it, and we closed on the seed funding we needed to build and launch the platform, I couldn’t get my hands on the money for two months, because I couldn’t find a single bank in America that would let me open a business bank account for a business that has the word “porn” in its name, and that does what we do…”

— 3 days ago
#Porn  #business  #mlnp.com  #Changing the World through Business and Sex  #Cindy Gallop  #Ten Habits of Highly Successful Women 
"

Here’s a sure-fire way to know that you hate women: when an incident of intimate partner violence in which a man knocks a woman unconscious gains national attention and every question or comment you think to make has to do with her behavior, you really hate women. Like, despise.

There is no other explanation. There is no “I need all the facts.” There is no excuse. You hate women. Own it.

Now, you probably don’t believe you hate women. You probably honestly think you’re being an objective observer whose only interest is the truth. You are delusional.

We have this problem in our discourse around the most important challenges we face where we feel we have to be “fair to both sides.” But sometimes, one of those sides is subjugation and oppression. If you’re OK with legitimizing that side in the interest of “fairness,” you’re essentially saying you’re OK with oppression as a part of the human condition. That’s some hateful shit.

"
— 5 days ago with 5464 notes
#misogyny  #sexism  #abuse  #domestic violence 

kittydoom:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.

MIC DROP

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— 5 days ago with 120212 notes
#rape culture  #misogyny  #fact 
irsanaandfriends:

the-goddamazon:

queerfabulousmermaid:

gigglesandanixi:

popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

LMAOOO. YES

did the baby boomers forget about the hippies&free love or did that just not happen?

The Debt Culture: How Baby Boomers Singlehandedly Fucked Over An Entire Generation With Reckless Spending Habits

Capitalism: How Hundreds of Long-Dead Idiots Killed Millions and Continue to do so

irsanaandfriends:

the-goddamazon:

queerfabulousmermaid:

gigglesandanixi:

popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

LMAOOO. YES

did the baby boomers forget about the hippies&free love or did that just not happen?

The Debt Culture: How Baby Boomers Singlehandedly Fucked Over An Entire Generation With Reckless Spending Habits

Capitalism: How Hundreds of Long-Dead Idiots Killed Millions and Continue to do so

(Source: yvngpharrell, via anraqe)

— 1 week ago with 186332 notes
#youth culture  #we didn't forget we just don't waste our time  #lols  #the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy 
aegrae-somnia:

“A wo/man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether s/he travels or not; but a wo/man of superior talent will go to pieces if s/he remains forever in the same place.” - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
http://aegrae-somnia.tumblr.com/wanderlust

aegrae-somnia:

“A wo/man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether s/he travels or not; but a wo/man of superior talent will go to pieces if s/he remains forever in the same place.” - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

http://aegrae-somnia.tumblr.com/wanderlust

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#wolfgang amadeus mozart  #mozart  #Quotes  #travel  #fact 
"

This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!

"
W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

(Source: aegrae-somnia)

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#Quotes  #Murray  #W. H. Murray  #goethe  #expedition  #this