It’s that time again – spring is here and I once again wonder if I wouldn’t rather have some other writing project. That said, this time I won’t be leaving you in the lurch. Continue reading
Due to a shutdown of online personals, sex workers have been returning to the street where they are disappearing in record numbers.
- Find the angel/demon responsible and hold them to account
- Keep someone safe as they negotiate the loss of online platforms and allies
Out of Game
Since the passage of SESTA/FOSTA (which was ostensibly meant to reduce human trafficking) the number of sex workers walking the streets has skyrocketed, pimps have been emboldened to reach out to former independents, abusers who had been informally blacklisted are able to re-insert themselves into the market, and sex worker disappearances have been climbing.
Unfortunately, this cannot be solved by simply beating up a couple of nasty demons IRL. The missions here require patience, resources, and coalition.
Please read up on the impacts of SESTA/FOSTA
- A New Law Intended to Curb Sex Trafficking Threatens the Future of the Internet as We Know It
- Stop SESTA: Whose Voices will SESTA Silence?
- Survivors against SESTA
- What the FOSTA/SESTA Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Means
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Sorry folks, no gaming post today.
Instead I will be joining one of 800+ marches taking place to protest legislative and civic inaction in the face of persistent gun violence.
In Nomine may be all about thoughts and prayers, but they do not suffice in the real world.
See you in the streets!
Nadezda was born in Russia and is based in the SF Bay Area. She describes her work as mirrors “that reflect not just the body’s exterior, but the subconscious hidden inward landscapes of human nature.”
The artist does not have a specific collection of Angels and Demons, but you can see a sampling of her work across different media at http://www.twistedmatter.com/.
As I have previously discussed on this blog, Angels and Demons are not necessarily male or female. In fact, the official In Nomine line is that they are neither. This decision by the developers is complicated by the fact that Steve Jackson Games uses some very gendered language when discussing Celestials in general and Superiors in particular.
So how can you do better?
Turns out, a lot of thought has been given to gender neutral equivalents for lots of terms that we use in everyday speech.
Earlier this month The Sun ran an article about a Philippine exorcist who had reported that fake crucifixes with satanic symbols were being given out in that country, and that they were causing nightmares and bad luck.
In light of the recent string of fascist rallies and counter demonstrations that have been taking place in the USA, this seems like a good time to take a break from my “no politics” rule. Sometimes not saying anything at all is itself an act of evil.
However, since this is still an In Nomine blog, I have decided to put together a list of possible anti-fascist actions someone could get involved and the Superior who I think would embrace that approach. If you just want to use this list in game, that’s fine – but I would rather you look through it and pick out a strategy or two that you are willing to use to combat fascism directly in the real world.