Tongue Tied: How To Lick the Rudeness by Using Better Etiquette PODCAST

PODCAST SCRIPT

Hi! This is Clean Up Dallas with Culture and Kindness and today is June 24, 2020. Today’s podcast is Tongue Tied and today we’re going to talk about how to lick the rudeness by using better etiquette.

Speaking can really get us in trouble sometimes if we aren’t careful. Using good taste and using good tact is part of civilized communication. There are several types of negative habits that are used when speaking that make conversation unpleasant. There is a good book which we will be discussing later this weekend on June 27 in our online Facebook book club. The book is called 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue, What You Say (and don’t say) Will Improve Your Relationships by author, Deborah Smith Pegues. I encourage everyone to join the discussion—so be sure to RSVP online on the Clean Up Dallas with Culture and Kindness Facebook page. The book goes into 30 different negative ways of speaking that we easily can get caught up in. If you would like to have better conversations, you’ll want to take a look at this book as it identifies communication habits which can be offensive and negative. I hope you will join us!

Assess your Own Tongue
Tongue tied as to where to begin to have more pleasant conversations and wondering how to lick the rudeness? Well, the first step is sticking your tongue out for an assessment! Which ways do you communicate which need some work? If you aren’t sure, spend today or this week noticing how you talk to others. Are you complaining? Do you belittle others when you talk? Whether it is being discouraging by speaking with a downbeat tone, speaking as a know-it-all, lying and speaking mis-truths, using manipulation, or other ways of being rude…there are several ways people speak which are not pleasant to listen to or be around. By identifying these, you can resolve how to change how you speak and see how those you interact with enjoy the conversation more.

Identify the Way Others Speak
The second step for improving rudeness in communication is to identify the way others speak which may not be pleasant. Do you have a friend who uses profanity frequently? It can be harsh to listen to and make a person uncomfortable and in some cases even be verbally abusive. What about the person who loves to gossip? Listening to gossip can seem intriguing but it is a negative habit to pick-up and is damaging to the person it is about as well as your own reputation. What about those who lack tact when they speak and talk. They talk about taboo topics which are sexual in nature, lude, racist or discriminatory. These conversations are digressive and it would be more enjoyable if of another caliber—there are so many other more pleasant and respectful things to speak about than “gutter talk”. How do you address people who speak this way? Are situations like this leaving you tongue tied? The best way is to confront the person and let them know. Choose your words carefully, address the person and politely let them know what they are saying is offensive to you. If you don’t let them know, they may not know what they are doing is offensive. There are also times to remain silent. It is easy to get caught up in responding rudely to someone who is rude. The person you are addressing will get the message clearer if you speak simply and with respect rather than getting into a heated argument. If they still don’t stop, then limit your conversation with them to just formality and politeness. There are more enjoyable people to talk to, why spend time where your ears are being battered and where you can be brought down? Spend time listening to people who use their tongue to speak kindly and positively. The result will be a budding relationship in good taste.

There are a number of ways of rude communication in the way people speak about others. Remember the game telephone? You probably played it as a kid. It’s where someone tells someone something and then it is passed from one person to the next until it finally gets to the last person. The last person who reports what was transferred usually ends up with an entirely different message than what the first person said to begin with. It is so easy to twist the message of others to another meaning. Unless you are speaking to the source, you may not have the correct information. Be careful in what you share and be careful in what you hear. If it is personal business sometimes the best call is to not speak about it until you can find the few you can trust.

The gossiping tongue and meddling tongue are probably among the most challenging. Even in the most conservative settings like churches, it is not unusual to find gossipers who will ruin your name and the positive experience of being at church to worship; and it happens in plenty of other settings as well. Gossipers, those who spread information about others, and meddlers, those who want to protrude into the lives of others, are not sensitive to the other person’s life. They are insensitive and hurtful by being disrespectful with their conversations, comments, and prying questions. Even reverse gossip, the gossip of telling people they are trying to stop gossip or forewarning them of a situation, can still be gossip and is something to avoid. An example is when someone says “don’t say this…” but still mentions what the topic is about. Tie it up by standing up for the person who is being talked about. Tie up the conversation and let the person know you are not interested in hearing it and don’t hang around for more.

There are also plenty of people who have “an authoritative voice” which translates to an authoritative sounding tongue. These people, because of the way they communicate, sound like they are the expert and because of the tone of voice they use they can easily command others with what they tell them. They are natural salesmen and what they say does not need much explanation. No one questions their validity for some reason and really it has a lot to do with the fact they have an authoritative tone of voice. As expert con-artists, painting the picture to what they want you to believe, they have the ability to make it sound like you are their best friend who they are sharing important information with, even if you are a stranger. These people can be especially dangerous when it comes to gossip spreading. Anyone will buy their story and do whatever they tell them to spread it on to others, even if it is contorted from the actual truth, or is unnecessary to speak about to begin with.

Also avoid monkeying with monikers. Name-calling which is typical of little children, is not immune to the adult world. This type of juvenile communication exists among adults and is a form of bullying. While a name or phrase to describe someone may seem like a joke, it can be highly offensive. These monikers, or nicknames, can become popular and cause uncontrollable damage once it becomes attached as the new name for the person. It can become a form of public humiliation and shun. We hear these all the time for overweight people, ability, looks, beauty marks or perceived flaws, things that the common population may not agree with and find it a way to shun someone by mockery. It is a beautiful thing that we all were given a name at birth. Nicknames are fine, as long as the person finds it as acceptable. If not, it is offensive and harassment, is a form of targeted hate.

Pray for Your Tongue
The third way to tie up your tongue from speaking in ways which are unkind, is by praying for your tongue and speech. Hold yourself accountable by having a checklist of how you spoke throughout the day and see if you can do better next time. There are plenty of good quotes in the Bible and online which you can use for motivation. Think before you speak and remember to always speak gently, kindly and with charity. Over time you will become more well-spoken.

Follow Clean Up Dallas with Culture and Kindness on Facebook and WordPress and @cultureofkind on Twitter. Be cultured. Be kind.

Listen to the Podcast


Interested in learning more? Shop Amazon for these product recommendations!

Shop for More Books on this Topic
Communication and Etiquette  |  Bullying

Other Recommended Books
Choosing Civility

by P.M. Forni

The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude
by P.M. Forni

The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It
by Os Guinness 

Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration
by Teresa M. Bejan

Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior In Company and Conversation
by George Washington and Tony Darnel


 

 

 

Spiritual Encouragement: Turning to Prayer and Meditation to Find Encouragement

Many people turn to prayer and meditation to find encouragement. Prayer helps alleviate worries releasing them, leaving a sense of peacefulness. People who pray, find encouragement knowing there is something greater in control of the situation at hand. Time dedicated to prayer and meditation causes an inner peace which naturally results in greater charity and kindness toward others. Whatever you are going through, you can find encouragement, through prayer and meditation.

As the numbers increase of those with the Coronavirus, concerns of how the future will unfold are in question. People are faced with accumulating bills, jobs are in flux for many, and other uncertainties. Despite this, encouragement can be found in worrying less about the future, and focusing more on enjoying the present. There is a time for everything, and perhaps the biggest benefit is being able to enjoy a season of slowing down and making time for nature, people, and personal growth. Make today an enjoyable one and do something you haven’t had the chance to do. Spend time with those you love, speak to a stranger, or make friends with a person you’ve had a conflict with. With more businesses starting to re-open, fears are being subsided as people venture out and return to everyday life while practicing social distancing precautions to stay safe and healthy.

Spiritual growth helps people find encouragement in a world that is filled with despair and fear. It refocuses one’s thoughts on being thankful, casts away worries and doubts, increases charity toward others in speech and action, and enlightens one’s perspective for positivity and hope. Nurturing spirituality results in finding peace with any situation. Find encouragement with daily prayer and mediation!

Download a free Spiritual Encouragement Infographic Poster


Read books on Spiritual Encouragement — Shop Now on Amazon!

Books, E-Books, and Audiobooks
Spiritual Encouragement – Coronavirus

Spiritual Encouragement for Women
Spiritual Encouragement for Men
Spiritual Encouragement for Teens

Other Resources
Joel Osteen’s Books & Media
Victoria Osteen’s Books & Media

Novelty
Posters | Journals | Gifts

COVID-19 and Sporting Kindness

Gyms started re-opening a month ago in some areas of the country. Is it working out?

Taking steps to ensure cleanliness of the facilities and following social distancing recommendations has been a top priority of local gyms in Dallas-Fort Worth after being closed since mid-March due to the Coronavirus. Gyms have geared up with pre-cautions in place. As members enter the gym each person’s temperature is taken with a digital thermometer. At some locations, sports bags are required to be disinfected by wiping them down before entering the gym. Workout areas are available while lockers, showers, and workout classes still remain closed. The workout areas have limitations enforced for social distancing. Equipment such as weight equipment and cardio machines are available with every other station taped off to ensure space between those working out. Members must wear gloves while working out which is strictly enforced. Although masks have not been required since re-opening, they are now required starting this week as part of the next stage of re-opening. As part of this new phase, the gyms can be filled to 50% of capacity and gym classes are being re-introduced. Posted signs throughout the gym remind members of COVID-19 prevention policies to wipe down equipment using disinfectant spray after each use, maintain social distancing, and to wear gloves.


Shop Affiliates…

Power Systems Equipment
Fitness Equipment by Power Systems

High-density and half-round Foam Rollers from Power Systems
for body rolling & stretching.

Amazon Books, Workout Kit, and Workout Log
The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises:
Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!

Workout Log Gym – 6 x 8 Inches – Gym, Fitness, and Training Diary – Set Goals, Track 100 Workouts and Record Progress

iJoy Premium Rechargeable Wireless Headphones

Workout Videos on Prime
Workout Videos

Amazon Prime Subscription
Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Offer. Sign Up Now!
The membership program offers special benefits including:
* Instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes
* Borrow Kindle books
* Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping (no minimum order size)

Subscribe to Amazon Video Sports Channels!
Be Fit
Daily Burn
Grokker Yoga and Fitness
NBA League Pass
PGA Tour Live
Powerslam Wrestling Network
Sports Illustrated
Sports Now
SweatFlix
Yoga Anytime


Return to article postings

 

 

Linguistic Linguine: The Multi-Conversationalists

It wasn’t until about 10 years ago when my ears finally clued into the fact that most of the population has the talent to be able to hold multiple conversations at the same time. I cannot do this, and I may never be able to do this. In fact, I am a very strong proponent of having only one conversation at a time and to converse directly with another.

There seems to be two conversational styles which exist and maybe even a third. The first style is being able to intertwine a second conversation within the current conversation. If a person is speaking to another person, they may have another secondary topic they are addressing as they speak. The problem is, you may be very tuned into listening to the primary topic that they are speaking about, and devoting your entire attention to it, that you miss out on the second conversation, or may get it later. This is not much fun for the talented multi-speaker as they may not receive the satisfaction they desire for a response. However, it may be received later by the the one-level-of-conversation-at-a-time listener later in the day or weeks later as they recall what was said.

The second method, of talented conversationalists, is to be able to throw their conversation across the room in a discrete manner. Now I have seen someone who has been able to do this to 4-5 people at the same time. It was my 8-year old niece, in fact, at a Thanksgiving dinner. There is not an age limit to this and I’m not sure how people learn to do this, but it is useful. A person can speak below the volume level of the noise in the room using a normal voice level, or of a just slightly quieter tone, and speak to someone across the room. Ears up, most hear, and can speak back.

The third method is making references to situations or things which the listener must quickly interpret to understand what is trying to be communicated. While puzzles are fun, a person must be very quick to figure out what is meant. If not on the same wavelength, it could be hours later before they know what you were referring to. Some like to give other people “something to munch on” for later. If you are a conversationalist who does this and needs immediate gratification for your cleverness, this may not be the best method for those who need extra time to figure out what you are talking about.

While my ears have started to learn to be able hear better, I would stress that there are people like me out there who are not able to converse this way. If someone is not able to talk or listen in this way, it is always best to speak at the level of communication that can be understood. If a person continues to communicate in a way that cannot be understood, then it defeats the purpose of communication.

It’s how you phrase it.

—Clean Up Dallas with Culture and Kindness


Read more about communication styles…


Affiliates

Enjoy the ease of shopping online? Cherbloggin lists affiliate links to products available online. Shop Amazon for products related to each article post by clicking on product links listed at the bottom of each article posted. If you click, shop and buy within 24 hours of viewing the product on Amazon, part of the sale goes to Cherbloggin. In addition to Amazon affiliate promotions, a number of other affiliates are listed below! When you shop affiliates, shopping is made simple.

Click affiliate links for more information! Shop online!


Amazon Gift Card
Amazon Gift Card


Amazon’s current list of best sellers updated hourly:
Best Sellers in Software
Best Sellers in Amazons Devices & Accessories
Best Sellers in Camera & Photo


Amazon Prime – TV, Video, and Kindle Books
Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Offer. Sign Up Now!

The membership program offers special benefits including:

* Instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes
* Borrow Kindle books
* Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping (no minimum order size)
Offer End Date: Ongoing


Amazon Business
Create an Amazon Business Account
It is the Amazon you love, for work. Make workplace procurement easier with convenient delivery options, simplified purchasing workflows, multiple payment options, and a competitive marketplace with business-only pricing and quantity discounts. Anyone who makes purchases for work (eg. procurement specialists, office administration, IT departments, etc.) can create a free account for their business. Customer must be from a verified business in order to successfully create their Amazon Business account.
Offer End Date: Ongoing


Amazon FreeTime – Endless Access to Top Kid Content
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Free Trial
* Both Prime and non-Prime members can sign up for this 30 day free trial.
* Customers can sign up for free trial on Android devices Fire devices.
* The trial includes unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos and apps, as well as parental controls to help create a unique experience for each child.
* FreeTime Unlimited is available in the US, Germany, and UK.
* After the trial period, membership starts at only $2.99/month for an individual plan.
Offer End Date: Dec 28, 2020 at 04:00 PM PST


Amazon Prime – Discount Offer
Try Prime Discounted Monthly Offering
* Prime is just $5.99/month for qualifying customers in select U.S. government assistance programs such as holders of the EBT card.
* Enjoy the benefits of Prime at almost 50% off the regular monthly price

Offer End Date: Dec 30, 2021 at 05:00 PM PST


Twitch Prime – Gamers, Video Games, Creative Arts
Try Twitch Prime
Prime membership now includes exclusive benefits on Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture, and the creative arts.
Offer End Date: Dec 30, 2020 at 05:00 PM PST


Amazon Music
Try Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial
Listen to tens of millions of songs on any device anywhere, available for both Prime and Non-Prime members.
Offer End Date: Dec 29, 2020 at 04:00 PM PST


Amazon Home Service
Try Amazon Home Services
Amazon Home Services offers customers over a thousand different services from quality, hand-picked pros and backed by Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee. Top services available for Customers to purchase include: *House Cleaning *TV Wall Mounting *Smart Home Device Installation *Equipment and Furniture Assembly *Plumbing and Electrical *Handyman
*House Painting
Offer End Date: Dec 30, 2020 at 05:00 PM PST


Amazon Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans
Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans
Kindle Unlimited 6, 12 and 24-month membership plans.
*Unlimited reading from over 1 million e-books
*Unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks
*Read on any device
*Membership plans are also giftable
Offer End Date: Dec 30, 2022 at 04:00 PM PST


Amazon Prime – Give a Gift
Give the Gift of Amazon Prime
Perfect as last minute gifts or for those who have it all. Some key Prime benefits:
* FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
* No minimum order size
* Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
* Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists
Offer End Date: Ongoing


Amazon Wedding Registry
Create an Amazon Wedding Registry
*Up to 20% completion gift off most products on Amazon
*World’s largest selection, plus Amazon’s reliable fast shipping and world class customer service
*It’s universal – add items from other websites with the universal button
* Fast, free shipping – Free shipping on orders over $25 or fast, FREE delivery on millions of items with Prime.
Offer End Date: Ongoing


Audible – Gift Memberships
Audible Gift Memberships
Offer End Date: Dec 30, 2020 at 04:00 PM PST


Audible – Audiobooks Subscription Offer
Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Audible, an Amazon company, offers the world’s largest selection of digital audiobooks and spoken word content. With Audible, customers can listen anytime and anywhere to professionally-narrated audiobooks across a wide range of genres.
Offer End Date: Dec 30, 2020 at 04:00 PM PST


Prime Video Channels
Join Prime Video Channels Free Trial
Our membership program offers special benefits for a low monthly fee:
*Prime members can add subscription services like HBO, Showtime, STARZ and more to their membership
*Manage subscriptions via Amazon Video on any device
*No cable or satellite account necessary
*Watch popular TV shows and blockbuster movies
Offer End Date: Dec 30, 2020 at 05:00 PM PST


Amazon Family Trial
Join Amazon Family 30-Day Free Trial
Our membership program offers special benefits including:
*Save 20% on diapers subscriptions
*Exclusive Coupons and Deals from Amazon Family
*Exclusive Baby Registry benefits
*FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
*Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
*Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs and more Prime benefits
Offer End Date: Ongoing


Amazon Prime Music
Join Amazon Prime Music – The Only Music Streaming Service with Free 2-day Shipping – 30-day Free Trial
Music 30-day Free Trials. Our membership program offers special benefits including:
*Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs
*Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
*FREE two-day shipping (no minimum order size)
*Borrow Kindle books
Offer End Date: Ongoing


Amazon Prime – Free Trial Membership
Join Amazon Prime – Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows Anytime – Start Free Trial Now
Our membership program offers special benefits for just $99 per year:
*Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
*FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
*Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs and more Prime benefits
Offer End Date: Ongoing


Amazon Prime Student – Trial Membership
Prime Student 6-month Trial
* Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping (with no minimum order size)
* Exclusive deals and promotions for college students
Offer End Date: Ongoing


Amazon Baby Registry
Amazon Baby Registry
Create a Baby Registry at Amazon.com.
* Everything you need
* Discounts
* Extended return period
* Add from any website
Offer End Date: Ongoing

The Fulfillment Lab
Learn More
and sign up!

The Fulfillment Lab offers:

  • Customized Packaging. Create customized packaging that resonates with your customers, building long-term brand loyalty and driving repeat sales.
  • White and Private Labeling. Quickly boost your profit margins by adding white and private label products that complement your existing line.
  • Dynamic Integration. Our fulfillment software dynamically integrates with eCommerce shopping carts in minutes, not days, so you can start selling almost instant.
  • Global shipping solutions.
  • Save money on shipping costs!

Download a Product Catalog
Download a Infographic on Fulfillment Marketing


Genesis Pro – Build sites faster|StudioPress|Build better sites faster on WordPress using Genesis Pro!|06/10/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1554634&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress

Genesis Pro – Create content quickly|StudioPress|Create WordPress sites and content quickly with prebuilt content blocks, sections and full page layouts using Genesis Pro!|06/10/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1554646&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
WP Engine – Summit 2020|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine Summit 2020 Goes Digital & Registration is Free|05/18/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1542163&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – SOC 2|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Examination|05/18/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1542162&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Get 3 months free|WP Engine – Offer|WP Engine – Get 3 months free on annual plans|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=779590&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Managed WordPress Hosting|WP Engine – Content|Managed WordPress hosting, perfected.|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1497398&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Plans|WP Engine – Plans|WP Engine – Plans (With exclusive offer)|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=714568&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Affiliate Offer!|WP Engine – Offer|WP Engine – Affiliate Offer!|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1255604&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Worth It|WP Engine – Content|You spend 5x as much on your cable bill.|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=906810&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Easy Migration|WP Engine – Content|Migrate WordPress websites in just a few clicks.|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=906842&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Startup Plan|WP Engine – Plans|WP Engine – Startup Plan|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1055761&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Growth Plan|WP Engine – Plans|WP Engine – Growth Plan|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1055762&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Scale Plan|WP Engine – Plans|WP Engine – Scale Plan|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1055765&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – 2 Tier Referral|WP Engine – 2 Tier|WP Engine – 2 Tier Referral|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=419843&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Homepage|WP Engine|WP Engine – Homepage|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=394686&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
Free Genesis Framework & StudioPress Themes|Main|Sign up for a WP Engine plan and receive the Genesis Framework and 35+ StudioPress Themes free!|02/19/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1291532&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
Navigation Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Navigation Pro Theme|01/28/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1488409&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
StudioPress Themes on WP Engine|WP Engine – DXP|WP Engine – Premium StudioPress Themes|01/17/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1484364&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine for Developers|WP Engine – Content|Accelerated WordPress development with WP Engine|01/17/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=819404&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – DevKit|WP Engine – Content|Register for the WP Engine DevKit here!|01/17/2020|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1379286&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Speed Tool|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – Speed Tool|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1270705&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Our Difference|Our Difference|Come see what makes WP Engine different.|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=715456&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
StudioPress Homepage|StudioPress|StudioPress Homepage|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320451&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
|StudioPress Themes for WordPress|StudioPress – Themes|StudioPress – Themes|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320634&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Pro Plus All-Theme Package|StudioPress – Themes|Pro Plus All-Theme Package|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320639&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Genesis Framework|Genesis|Genesis Framework|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320631&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Foodie Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Foodie Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320636&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Mai Lifestyle Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Mai Lifestyle Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320653&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Author Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Author Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320644&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Essence Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Essence Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320647&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Magazine Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Magazine Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320638&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Corporate Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Corporate Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321095&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Authority Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Authority Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320642&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Monochrome Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Monochrome Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320702&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Business Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Business Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320728&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Refined Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Refined Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320699&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Metro Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Metro Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320646&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Academy Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Academy Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320648&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Altitude Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Altitude Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320649&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Agency Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Agency Pro Theme|11/07/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320650&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Infinity Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Infinity Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437804&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Refined Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Refined Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437799&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Business Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Business Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437794&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Author Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Author Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437786&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Altitude Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Altitude Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437779&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
AgentPress Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|AgentPress Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437776&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Parallax Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Parallax Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437726&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Agency Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Agency Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437725&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Foodie Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Foodie Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437724&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Elegance Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Elegance Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437723&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Mai Lifestyle Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Mai Lifestyle Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437722&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Essence Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Essence Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437721&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Authority Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Authority Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437720&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Revolution Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Revolution Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437719&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Breakthrough Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Breakthrough Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437715&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Magazine Theme Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Magazine Theme Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437712&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
|Academy Pro Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Academy Pro Demo|10/17/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1437706&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Genesis Framework Demo|StudioPress – Themes|Genesis Framework Demo|10/14/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1435149&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
WP Engine – Google C2 Announcement|Content|Increase your site’s performance on WP Engine with Google Cloud Platform’s newest infrastructure. |08/20/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1410676&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
|WP Engine – DevKit Blog Annoucement|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine Blog Post Announcement|06/12/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1379776&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – New Affiliate Offer|WP Engine – Offer|Get 3 months free when you sign up for WP Engine.|05/02/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1343154&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
Enterprise Performance|WP Engine – DXP|WP Engine – Enterprise Performance|04/01/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1212175&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
Actionable Intelligence|WP Engine – DXP|WP Engine – Actionable Intelligence|04/01/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1212176&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
Creative Agility|WP Engine – DXP|WP Engine – Creative Agility|04/01/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1212174&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
Ecosystem Integration|WP Engine – DXP|WP Engine – Ecosystem Integration|04/01/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1212179&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Resource Center|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – Resource Center|04/01/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1212181&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Page Performance|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – Page Performance|04/01/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=959644&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – 3 months free on annual plans!|WP Engine – Offer|WP Engine – 3 months free on annual plans!|04/01/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=917225&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
Revolution Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Revolution Pro Theme|02/20/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1324865&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Genesis Framework Features|Genesis|Why Genesis is the Foundation of Any Smart WordPress Design|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320450&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
AgentPress Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|AgentPress Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320637&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Daily Dish Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Daily Dish Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320640&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Parallax Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Parallax Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320641&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Digital Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Digital Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320643&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Atmosphere Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Atmosphere Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320651&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Infinity Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Infinity Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320654&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Generate Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Generate Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320655&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Design Palette Pro|Genesis|Design Palette Pro|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320656&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Aspire Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Aspire Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320657&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Gallery Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Gallery Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320658&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Ambiance Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Ambiance Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320659&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Brunch Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Brunch Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320661&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Enterprise Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Enterprise Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320662&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Cafe Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Cafe Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320663&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Outreach Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Outreach Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320664&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Executive Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Executive Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320665&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Lifestyle Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Lifestyle Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320676&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Modern Portfolio Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Modern Portfolio Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320677&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
News Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|News Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320678&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Glam Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Glam Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320679&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
eleven40 Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|eleven40 Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320680&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Education Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Education Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320681&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Pretty Chic Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Pretty Chic Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320682&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Smart Passive Income Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Smart Passive Income Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320692&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Minimum Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Minimum Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320693&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Sixteen Nine Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Sixteen Nine Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320694&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Modern Studio Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Modern Studio Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320695&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Expose Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Expose Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320696&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Centric Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Centric Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320697&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Wellness Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Wellness Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320698&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Beautiful Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Beautiful Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320700&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Maker Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Maker Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320703&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Hello! Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Hello! Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320729&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Simply Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Simply Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320730&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Showcase Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Showcase Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320733&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Studio Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Studio Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320734&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Cook’d Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Cook’d Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320735&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Divine Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Divine Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320736&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Streamline Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Streamline Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320737&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
No Sidebar Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|No Sidebar Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320738&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Agent Focused Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Agent Focused Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1320739&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Workstation Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Workstation Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321093&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Pretty Creative Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Pretty Creative Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321094&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Breakthrough Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Breakthrough Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321096&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Market Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Market Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321098&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Kickstart Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Kickstart Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321099&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Boss Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Boss Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321101&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Elegance Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Elegance Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321103&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Slush Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Slush Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321107&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Mai Law Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Mai Law Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321108&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Milan Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Milan Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321110&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Kreativ Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Kreativ Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321111&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Outfitter Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Outfitter Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321112&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Niche Pro Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Niche Pro Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321114&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Jessica Theme|StudioPress – Themes|Jessica Theme|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321115&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
StudioPress – Get Started|StudioPress|StudioPress – Get Started|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321116&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners|StudioPress – Content|Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1321118&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||StudioPress
WP Engine – User Portal|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – User Portal|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=959643&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Staging Environment|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – Staging Environment|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=959641&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Migration Plugin |WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – Migration Plugin |02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=959642&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – AMP for WordPress Webinar|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – AMP for WordPress Webinar|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=992195&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – PHP 7|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – PHP 7|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=973580&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Upgrade to PHP 7|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – Upgrade to PHP 7|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=972982&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Learn about Copy Site|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – Learn about Copy Site|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=959640&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Learn about Transferable Installs|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – Learn about Transferable Installs|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=959639&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine PHP 7 Compatibility Checker plugin|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine PHP 7 Compatibility Checker plugin|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=980939&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine Milestone Announcement|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine Milestone Announcement|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1120915&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – The Four S’s|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – The Four Ss Of Managed WordPress Hosting|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=734314&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – How Site Speed Affects Your Business|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine – How Site Speed Affects Your Business|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=878871&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
|WP Engine Speed Test – Blog post|WP Engine – Content|WP Engine Speed Test – Blog post|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=835517&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Affiliate Program|WP Engine|WP Engine – Affiliate Program|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=784621&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
WP Engine – Password Security Article|Our Difference|Unmasked:What 10 million passwords reveal about the people who choose them|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=715459&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine
Share-a-Sale – What 10 million passwords reveal about the people who choose them|02/13/2019|https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=715459&u=2451872&m=41388&urllink=&afftrack=|0|||WP Engine

 


Return to article postings

SAY…WHAT!?! About Speech

Image

If you think Freedom of Speech means the freedom to say anything, think again. Defamation and other speech can be civil offenses. On the 4th of July we celebrate our country’s independence and the freedoms we have as Americans. The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech but how are many turning this into the liberty of hate speech? Learn more about defamation, slander, and effective communication. The content below shares valuable information on communication and the different between good speech and traps that we fall in with our tongue. View the infographic and read or listen to the podcast here!

Download the Infographic: How-To Communication with Etiquette SAY…WHAT!?!

What you says matters and speaking well of others is where winners are at. Join Clean Up Dallas with Culture and Kindness for the podcast: How To Phrase It and You Can Quote Me. This podcast talks about how what you say matters especially when Freedom of Speech is taken too far. Learn ways to improve your relationships and how you speak by listening to the podcasts this month and joining this month’s online book discussions. Reach for a higher standard when it comes to communication. Be Cultured. Be Kind.

Listen to the Podcast
How To Phrase It and You Can Quote Me

Read the Script for the Podcast
How-To Phrase It and You Can Quote Me


Read more. Shop Amazon!

Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World
by Timothy Garton Ash

Speak If Thou Dare:
An Absolutist Defence of the Freedom of Speech in the Age of Enforced Silence

by Michael Tapakoudes

Movie
Shouting Fire: Stories From The Edge Of Free Speech

Amazon Prime
Join Amazon Prime – Free Trial Membership!
Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows Anytime.


Return to article postings


Sex Trafficking Lite

With an estimated 4.8 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide, the United States surpasses other countries with the number of consumers increasing each year. As an industry which is illegal and immoral, many victims are forced into slave labor for sexual services. For sex traffickers, it generates an easy and profitable income. Although sex trafficking is a very serious concern, using women sexually for gain is part of U.S. society already, even legally. If within U.S. culture sex is seen as an acceptable way to appease any discrepancy, particularly in the business world—then what is in question is, how many of these women willingly agree to provide services in situations where there is a mild degree of force or expectation?

It may seem to be advantageous to give into demanded sexual situations if there is a benefit associated with it. With a tight economy, there may seem to be no other option. At the demand of a 3rd party, a woman might be expected to perform in some sexual way for another person, who is probably known, in exchange for non-monetary payment. As long as all involved get some benefit, it is a win-win, and for the performer, an extra means for perks. In the business world, a threat for employment may be enough for an individual to stretch boundaries to concede to sexual expectations to retain a job or as a double benefit for themselves and another individual. It might be being expected to be sexually available to a manager to protect their reputation, or as a way to be hired. There is a fine line between prostitution for employment and these encounters which mirror the sex trafficking model on a lesser level. How willing an individual is plays a factor into being enlisted for sexual services. What may be initially thought of as a one-time-sexual-incident, might end up being a subscription to the individual with the expectation to repeat sexual acts. Set intervals then become the standard to renew the agreement over and over. While these may be forced by another, each individual has a responsibility to set their own boundaries, and even in the most desperate situations, still has the right to say “no” and find other avenues.

A common complaint among women is there is an expectation to fulfill sexual needs of men within professional and social settings. Minorities, who are not Caucasian, are often expected to be the ones who will be available. The stereotype is not far from being accurate that certain ethnicities of women do not think twice about being expected to fulfill high demands of sexual needs—for them it is seen as innate to their culture. While it may not have been as prevalent of an expectation with Caucasians, it is becoming more incorporated as an expectation as cultures mix socially and within the workplace. For minorities who are in financial situations, using sex even if for a non-monetary benefit can be seen as profitable. If a person is expected to perform anyway, then why not do it for a perk or benefit? While the individual may not be open to full porn services which they market themselves for, they may be open to giving into the requests of a 3rd party to perform services if it is seen as more classy and has benefits as a result. For the philanthropically inclined, being coerced into sex may just need a little rebranding. By shifting their perspective to see a requested sexual favor as for the benefit of another, it is seen as a more worthy approach to what is demanded. Therefore, although reluctancy might exist, the service is considered acceptable. In some cases, individuals can be coerced not by threat, but by concept. Rather than selling sex as a mandatory activity, the non-official sex trafficker paints the sexual request done for another as a volunteer activity and one which would require a generous spirit, of which the person is capable of. This good karma will result in connections with desired sex partners and other non-tangible benefits.

Similar to those who are used in the business world or other settings, are those of wealth. Females of affluent families may be expected to be available for sexual services because of their status or as a social expectation of politeness. This can occur in work or social settings. Although they may not be coerced by a trafficker, it may be strongly indicated by a 3rd party, such as a family member or friend, as necessary. In this case, the required interaction is seen as an allegiance to continue a bond between families socially as a “tipping of a hat” of sorts. Providing sexual acts may be also self-demanded because of their upbringing. These interactions while they may or may not be enjoyed, have a relatively low threat level. It would be inaccurate that this obligation would the considered as sex slavery. Although it may be demanded the expectation is still within the acceptable boundaries these women set for themselves and participate in willingly without saying “no”.

Within the family, children are also subject to sexual demands with older members of the family serving as low-level traffickers. Children from the time they start becoming sexually active, might be expected to perform sexual services for the benefit of another. As minors, some are too young to live outside of the home. As a sex nuance, the child might be enticed with a benefit or gift in exchange for a high expectation to strip, be fondled or have sex at the request of a family member to win them over for specific reasons. Children may not know how to report the situation if they even realize this is wrong. Others might be abused if they do not do what is expected. Minors, even as teenagers may not see any other option, as they are trapped living in the home.

Beyond these work and society expectations, traffickers exist who manage loose business operations offering sexual services on-call as a provider of “a resource-in-place”. These calls are set up through a 3rd party who manages women in different areas to be on-call to show up in case there is a need to offset any perceived inconveniences or flaw of a specific person present there. Services are called upon, to simply show up and be available, whether needed or not. These connoisseur services are managed by a 3rd party who pays the “on-call sex temp” a small amount of cash, to be available in case sex is needed, for the perceived safety or benefit of another. A woman wanting to earn extra money, might be called upon to go to a local establishment to be available to provide for sexual services if needed to offset the inconvenience of another present. In many cases, there may not even be a threat or expectation from anyone there. The “one being saved” may have nothing to do with the connoisseur agreement, and in fact be humiliated as the “sex savior” shows up to advertise the unnecessary need. The 3rd party pays the woman, who has a chance of being needed, and she is expected, if requested, to offer exposure, stripping, or sex, for any offense. In a sense, the coercion is placed on the business owner who is forced to welcome a person offering suggestive services at the expense of his business. Without questioning for more information, some managers may see it as a favor bestowed to them. The 3rd party uses it as an intent to build a relationship with the business and to provide a low-risk, quick cash opportunity for the resource.

The same occurs in the business world to offset any potential error made by an employee. A 3rd party hires a woman who is paid to be the backup refund policy with sexual services she offers. Third parties will advertise such services even prior to employment of a candidate. The 3rd party provides the opportunity for these sexual providers to be available and recruits them to advertise their services as part of the package of what a new-hire brings to a company. Several issues exist with this. The first is that the candidate has no part of the negotiation. Secondly, it is presenting the idea that an offset is needed, and even prior to starting a new job. Thirdly, it is selling the idea that this type of prostitution becomes the expectation for anyone’s employment and works as an advantage to sell the candidate. Sexual services become the expectation for any employer that does not receive 100% accuracy or 100% satisfaction. There is no room for human error, gives no credibility to the hiring team, and encourages a culture of sex in the workplace. It is an unprofessional employment accessory which is being marketed as the new standard.

The highest-level of coercion by traffickers to willful participants, is discrimination. This trafficking is unique in that it spreads discrimination of an individual for employment and within society if not available for sexual services. Instead of the sex trafficker managing the sexual service, they manage the prevention of an individual being hired for employment or shunned within society until the sexual activity they desire occurs. Meanwhile, they revere the sexually available as more worthy of existence in any setting. This oppression, besides shutting doors, can take many forms of verbal disgrace, shun, and public humiliation. Propaganda can be passed to employers to shun a new-hire throughout entire teams and to customers, disregarding all HR policies and ending new jobs within a couple of days or even just a few hours. Traffickers select key individuals who will spread sexual hate comments, within the workplace, to earn a few extra dollars, at the expense of an employee present to be humiliated. Greater propaganda influences the views throughout cities in all places to publicly humiliate and mock. The thought process is by persisting with this, forcing their demands, the person with other standards will eventually concede. It can continue for years, if not decades, as sex trafficking members involved become so determined on forcing a situation with the intent of seeing conformity to their demands.

In the end, boundaries are important to have for any female. Parents need to teach children boundaries at an early age and what is appropriate sexually and what is not. The word “no” is important for all ages. Each female must determine what is acceptable and what isn’t, and to what extent she can sacrifice her life to it. Ultimately, sexual permission is in the hands of the individual, and anything else should be able to be walked away from, or if taken against her will then the individual(s) involved should be incriminated.

Written for Our Bread Foundation, Inc., June 2020


Learn more – See these resources…

Books
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
by Siddharth Kara

Teaching True Love to a Sex-at-13 Generation
by
Eric Ludy

Consent: The New Rules of Sex Education: Every Teen’s Guide to Healthy Sexual Relationships
by Jennifer Lang MD

Movie
Trafficked 
Starring: Ashley JuddElisabeth RöhmSean Patrick Flanery
R-Rating (parents be advised)

Amazon Prime – Free Trial Membership
Join Amazon Prime – Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows Anytime
Start Free Trial Now

*Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
*FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
*Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs and more Prime benefits


Return to article postings

 

Sex Trafficking and the Perils of Privacy Invasion

Technology has helped position the sex trafficking industry as a lucrative market since the first sex website launched online in 1994. Since then, the online sex trafficking industry has grown, offering more options for buying and selling people into sex slavery and a smorgasbord of illicit, sexual services to clients all over the globe. The process is simple and streamlined with its transactions, leaving those involved virtually untraceable. Sex traffickers can easily generate revenue by posting services and enticing clients with a variety of digital content to meet specific requests—all at the expense and damage of those involuntarily expected to perform.

The Online Market for Traffickers
Conducting business online is a quick way to manage trafficking with less of a chance of being caught. It’s the ideal marketing playground for sex; sellers can reach specific target audiences with online advertising, and buyers can search for sexual services as a match for their needs. For sellers, posting online sex trafficking ads is an inexpensive way to find women and children to be bought and sold for sex services. For buyers, it is impossible to distinguish between online ads offering services they seek and those which involve unwilling trafficked women and children as participants. Exploding with an exploitation of minors, 100,000 websites exist that are dedicated to child pornography. In addition to advertising minors for sex, Backpage.com, which has since been shut down, was netting $150 million in revenue per year from adult service ads and was the source of 73% of child trafficking cases (Equality Now, 2020). Craigslist also ranks high as a way for online sex traffickers to remain anonymous while soliciting business. Fortunately, as sites use more advanced methods of artificial intelligence and laws are enforced, online advertisements have a greater chance of being detected and removed.

Footage and Footprints of Live-Streamed Sessions
Responding to ads posted online, buyers find sellers online who offer live-streamed sessions. Chat sessions using webcams are used to build a virtual relationship between the performer and client. An online relationship is established, enticing continual business with promises of eventually meeting the person. Victims who are exploited are forced to be on camera to put on a “show,” which brings in $20–$150 on average to the seller. Even children are offered a small amount of money to be part of nightly “shows” (International Observatory Human Rights, 2019). Buyers search online for children within a certain age range or who have a certain appearance. The seller provides live footage for them to view based on what they are looking for. Sex trafficking is a global issue, but in the United States alone, 21% of those who are victim to sex exploitation are children, with 63% of videos containing children under the age of 8 years old (Nuix, 2019). The ease of digital platforms has opened up ways for online advertising, marketing and communication to help bring in more sales and deliver content to buyers.

The Dangers of Other Online Sexual Content
Feeding addictions, curiosity and loneliness, cybersex trafficking provides sexual content and views to buyers for their visual pleasure, satiating their sexual perversions. Women and children who are used as slaves for the business are exploited, forced to engage in cybersex activities out of fear of abuse or other threats by sex traffickers. Online content and interactions include chat sessions, photos, recorded videos, live-streamed webcam videos and sex camming, where the buyer watches in real time and can request performances (Fight the New Drug, 2019). Selling sexual content can be highly profitable for sellers. It is not unusual for a live sex video to bring in $400 in 45 minutes. The victims, while of high value to the sellers, are treated as worthless. Young women who have been coerced into this sex business seldom receive money for sexual services but are used for traffickers to make money received by clients. Many are beaten if they do not cooperate and some are forced to have sex 20–48 times per day (Trafficked No More). Sex trafficking is a global concern as the Internet is used to transfer sexual content worldwide.

A Focus on Sex Camming and Trafficking Using Remote Drones
Another method for traffickers is using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to record live video of involuntary victims (Brookings, 2014). Thanks to aerial surveillance and remote applications, the target is able to be accessed live from anywhere. Even indoors within their own home, victims’ privacy is compromised while showering, undressing, using the toilet, having sex or just existing and the feed is streamed in full color with the ability for buyers to hear and speak to the victim. There is a limitless range to the accessibility of victims because they can be reached in any building and even outdoors in tents or at parks—anywhere electricity can be conducted, even through poles or trees outdoors. Friends or family members select the victim as the target without the victim’s permission. Additional recorded views are available online for purchase. Likewise, technology offers buyers the ability to X-ray the victim remotely to see through clothing and view inside the body to watch organs function and even interact with laser radiation to buzz them or pinpoint intimate body parts with a laser as they sleep. This form of sexual abuse and exploitation is nearly impossible to trace, and anyone can be made victim to this pervasive surveillance—anywhere and at any time—all for the benefit of those who have a device to invade others’ privacy for income and views. Although legislation is passed regulating the use of drones by the government, the general public being able to use drones as a means for trafficking is a concern that is overlooked.

Aperture With Legislation and Restrictions
In 2017, the government began to place a greater emphasis on online sex trafficking by passing the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). This marked significant progress in establishing legislation for social networks, causing them to have a greater responsibility to censor content posted and sex trafficking advertisements. Victims can find hope for justice as social network providers face tighter restrictions and heightened accountability.

 

References

Brookings. McNeal, G. (2014, November). Drones and aerial surveillance: Considerations for legislatures. Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/research/drones-and-aerial-surveillance-considerations-for-legislatures/amp

Equality Now. (2020). Human Trafficking & Online Prostitution Advertising. Retrieved from https://www.equalitynow.org/interrupting_the_vicious_cycle_of_online_sex_trafficking

Equality Now. (2020). Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Online Sex Trafficking. Retrieved from https://www.equalitynow.org/interrupting_the_vicious_cycle_of_online_sex_trafficking

Fight the New Drug. (2019, April 11). Uncovering the Dark World of Trafficking in the Webcamming Industry. Retrieved from https://fightthenewdrug.org/uncovering-secret-world-trafficking-camming-industry

International Observatory Human Rights. Allen, C. (2019, March 7). The Role of the Internet on Sex Trafficking. Retrieved from https://observatoryihr.org/blog/the-role-of-the-internet-on-sex-trafficking

Nuix. (2019, July 16). Pogue, C. Continuing the Fight Against Cybersex Trafficking. Retrieved from https://www.nuix.com/blog/continuing-fight-against-cybersex-trafficking

Trafficked No More. Sex Trafficking States. Retrieved from http://traffickednomore.org//warning-signs/sex-trafficking-stats

Written for One Bread Foundation, Inc., June 2020


Learn more — Shop Amazon!

Sex Trafficking in the United States: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice
by Andrea Nichols

Social Work Practice with Survivors of Sex Trafficking and
Commercial Sexual Exploitation

by Andrea Nichols, Tonya Edmond Ph.D., Erin Heil Ph.D. (Editors)


Camming

by Angela Jones


Return to article postings

 

The U.S. Response to Sex Trafficking

Sex, which should be an act of love between a man and woman, has an entirely different meaning from a business standpoint. For most, the word “prostitution” comes to mind when sex and business are associated together. However, one of the largest issues when it comes to illegal sexual activity is the crime of sex trafficking. Sex trafficking involves using force or coercion to make an adult or minor engage in commercial sex acts in exchange for money, food, shelter, drugs or possessions. Sex traffickers force an individual to provide sexual acts, which can include escort services, sex in illicit massage storefronts, outdoor solicitation, pornography, personal sexual servitude, interactive cybersex acts or as companionship at bars and clubs (Polaris). With an estimated 4.8 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide, the United States surpasses other countries with the number of consumers of sex trafficking averaging 400,000 per year according to the Global Slavery Index (Reuters, 2019). As an industry that is illegal and immoral, the benefits from the business yields a revenue stream of $100 billion per year at the expense of the thousands of victims forced to perform (Time, 2014). As a response to the sex trafficking concerns in the U.S., the government is passing more legislation for the various kinds of trafficking that exist and specific demographics that are affected by it. Several advocacy programs and non-profit organizations also reach out in response, with resources for victims and to drive awareness to the problem.

Who It Affects and How It Works
Preying on the vulnerable and the desperate, sex traffickers often target those who are in seemingly hopeless situations. They often prey on individuals who have suffered from previous kinds of abuse, are impoverished and/or have a low level of education. The majority of victims are female adults, children from foster homes and runaways. Sex traffickers seek out those who they can coerce and force into sex. Different from prostitution, which is at the will of the party involved, these individuals are involuntarily used for sex. Sex traffickers use women, men and children as slaves, forcing them to perform sexual services for clients. Often the victims are solicited from social circles or within the neighborhood and taken to hotels or massage salons where they are used (Reuters, 2019). Trafficking services are less likely to be traced because most transactions are done by cash. Of those who are caught, 90% of victims are arrested for selling sex, while less than 10% of buyers are arrested (USIAHT, 2020). Online advertisements have also played a role in sex trafficking, advertising online sex opportunities to vulnerable people as a way for them to escape from their current situation.

The Response 
As a global issue, countries throughout the world, including the United States, have established laws against trafficking, which is considered a form of slavery. The federal government has increased efforts to prevent sex trafficking by passing legislation that addresses various sectors of sex trafficking. In 2000, the Trafficking Victims Prevention Act (TVPA) was passed to define human trafficking victims as a person induced to perform labor or a commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. It protects undocumented immigrants who are victims of severe trafficking and violence and also provides protection specifically for those under the age of 18. Within the last 10 years, there has been an increase in legislation as the sex trafficking industry has grown. The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 was passed to decrease trafficking among children in the foster care system and to assist locating runaways. Statistics show that once children are on the street, they are solicited for sex within 72 hours (Human Trafficking Advocacy, 2020). This Act helps locate children and protect them from the dangers of becoming involved in sex trafficking. The following year, in 2015, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) of 2015 was introduced to support victim assistance, provide rehabilitation services, serve fines to offenders, other anti-sex trafficking efforts and an increase in liability for buyers of commercial sex. In 2018, in response to online sex trafficking, President Trump signed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) to combat online sex services (NY Post, 2018). Websites such as Craigslist and other webpages facilitating sex trafficking by listing victims to be bought and sold are now subjected to liability with tighter restrictions in effect (The Verge, 2018). This bill helps curtail Internet hubs that allow for posting or advertising illegal sexual services and sharing sexual content. The government has increased measures to lessen trafficking, but catching trafficking can be complicated as it is hard to trace those involved. However, this increase in legislation brings hope to victims who have been trafficked.  

In addition to legislation, several nonprofit organizations are resources for women and children who are survivors of sex trafficking. They help victims recover from the psychological and physical trauma of slavery and abuse. Advocacy groups help victims learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring awareness of the problem to the community. By receiving education as well as counseling, survivors are able to face what they lived through and find healing from what they experienced.

 

 

References

Human Trafficking Awareness and Advocacy Group. (2020). Working To Make a Difference. Retrieved from http://www.humantraffickingadvocacy.org

NY Post. Fonrouge, G. (2018, April 11). Trump signs law against online sex trafficking. Retrieved from https://nypost.com/2018/04/11/trump-signs-law-against-online-sex-trafficking

Polaris. The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States. [PDF File]. Retrieved from http://www.heatwatch.org/human_trafficking/sex_trafficking#2

Reuters. (2019, December 9). Top hotels sued for ‘industry-wide failures’ to prevent U.S. sex trafficking. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trafficking-hotels-usa-idUSKBN1YE074

Time. Luscome, E. (2014, May 20). Inside the Scarily Lucrative Business Model of Human Trafficking. Retrieved from https://time.com/105360/inside-the-scarily-lucrative-business-model-of-human-trafficking

The Verge. Robertson, A. (2018, April 11). Trump signs anti-trafficking law that weakens online free speech protections. Retrieved from https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/11/17223720/trump-signs-fosta-sesta-sex-trafficking-section-230-law

U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking. (2020). It’s Time to Eliminate Demand. Retrieved from https://usiaht.org

Written for One Bread Foundation, Inc., June 2020


Interested in learning more?…Shop Amazon! Click to view!

Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States:
Overview and Issues for Congress (CRS Reports)

by Congressional Research Service

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Health Care Sector
by Institute of Medicine (Author), National Research Council (Author)

Child Welfare and Child Support:
The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthenin (CRS Reports)

by Congressional Research Service

Preventing Child Trafficking: A Public Health Approach 1st Edition
by Jonathan Todres and Angela Diaz


Return to article postings

 

 

 

Swearing Not My Type

Mouth of a sailor. Tide for the mouth. What is your tongue wearing? What are your ears subjected to from others?

People use swear words to “be cool or tough” or indignantly say them out of frustration. It can easily become habit. Why is it that people choose to use crass language and profanity to communicate? It might make a person seem more dangerous if they speak roughly using these unnecessary words. This type of communication may also be used as a form of artillery to attack another person. To bombard another person with unpleasant speech can be a method to alleviate feelings of hate or frustration which are built up. Some involuntary start spewing profanity during heated arguments to try to gain advantage in conflict or out of desperation to express anger.

Speech is a gift. Words used correctly can ring pleasantly in the ears of another to warm their soul. Words which are used correctly in speech can be a way to show respect to another person.

If you are a swearing addict, here are some creative ways to lick bad habits and strive for a new found tongue:

  1. Come up with words to replace the words you typically use.
  2. Instead of using the whole span of your profane vocabulary, choose only use one word for a certain amount of time before eliminating even that word.
  3. Reward yourself when you choose to speak without swearing.
  4. Bite your tongue and do not speak.
  5. Be conscious of sexual topics and other digressive topics in conversation and choose to talk about other things instead.

You will find your relationships improve drastically. People prefer to be around others who speak respectfully. It will also improve your professionalism at work. Additionally you can avoid habits which are easy to form from using profanity and speaking on inappropriate topics.

Choose to be the civilized type. Raise the standard by speaking politely, even amidst conflict. Use good language and make a choice to steer away from using profanity. Respectful speech wins friends and co-workers more than the damage which swearing can cause.

—Clean Up Dallas with Culture and Kindness


Search these Amazon books and Audio resources…

Books
Conversationally Speaking:
Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness

by Alan Garner

Toxic to Transformed 100 Words of Life to Renew the Mind:
A Verbal & Emotional Abuse Recovery Devotional

by Donna L. Lewis

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition:
How to recognize it and how to respond

by Patricia Evan

Verbal and Emotional Abuse [June Hunt Hope for the Heart Series]
by June Hunt

Verbal Abuse: Survivors Speak Out on Relationship and Recovery
by Patricia Evan

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
by Michael S. Sorenson 

Audio
Lose Your Slang
by Perry Mark Stratychuk

Other
Tide Products


Return to article postings