Category / feminism

Post 1 to 10 of 58

0

Hi, I'm a feminist. And a whore. Suck on THAT.

"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute." ~Rebecca West, "Mr… View More

0

Roxanne, and the Moulin Rouge

"We have a dance in the brothels of Buenos Aires. It tells the story of the prostitute and a man who falls in love with her. First, there is desire. Then, passion. Then, suspicion. Jealousy. Anger. Betrayal. When love is for the highest bidder, there can be no trust. Without trust, there can be no love. Jealousy, yes, jealousy will drive you mad." "The show must go on, Satine. We're creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to… View More

0

punters: please, come out of the closet, for all of us

I was in Edinburgh and did a talk on sex work and feminism. I discovered that the study "Challenging Men's Demand for Prostitution in Scotland: A Research Report Based on Interviews with 110 Men who Bought Women in Prostitution" was inherently flawed, and that, if you were one of the punters who was interviewed, there is a complaint going to the NHS Ethics Committee about how the research was carried out. You can read the… View More

0

on the fringes of Ladyfest in Edinburgh

So I went to Edinburgh, with the intention of working for a couple of days and then chilling out doing vacation-y things. I stayed in a lovely flat that I'm quite pleased with, made some good money, and moved into my couchsurfing host's flat feeling ready to be lazy. My host was running something called "A Dialogue on Sex Work", and I was going to tag along and learn a little on how things… View More

0

""hope she gets hiv too...that would be hilarious"

My partner sent me an article about a grad student auctioning off her virginity. I'm frustrated at how many people feel that because she's made this choice, she should get HIV, or die, or become pregnant, or feel terrible about herself. Like it's ok to wish horrible things on whores,… View More

0

Capiche?

I'm sitting in Soho at Sh's flat, snuggled into a bed that's an oasis of warmth in an otherwise cold room. It's sort of strange, really, as I haven't been here overnight since that last horrible night in January, before I flew back to California- he's… View More

0

BBW and the curse of the fetishization of bodies

I'm going to start today with this photo, which is meant to illustrate the body weight ideal women have for themselves, men have for women, and the national average. (if you're on the LJ feed, sorry, you have to go to the blog to see!) I also want to mention here… View More

0

I'm watching you.

View More

0

"Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving." -Erma Bombeck (triggers within)

So it seems we haven't gotten over the happyfuntime that is blaming the victim, according to… View More

0

fuck this scarlet letter bullshit.

I was just reading an article by the lovely… View More