Posts Tagged Sex Work

I Hear Them Breathing: Trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance

2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises of that debauched liberal currency known as “tolerance.” That awareness has stretched across a long, polychromatic gauntlet, from the inspirations of Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, to a flowering of trans women’s lit, to the depredations of activism and social media gone horribly wrong, to, at long last, the daily struggles of our invisible sisterhood.

Where once the shadows of prison, border control, and policing were wide and deep enough to easily engulf armies of trans women, now a bright light is shining ...

2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Columbia University celebrates how seriously it takes sexual violence by completely trivializing sexual violence.

Speaking of which: 23 Columbia students filed Title IX, Title II, and Clery Act complaints against the university yesterday.

I bet the school hires a PR team ASAP.

NYT article on women who get foot surgery to fit into heels better does not mention the significant health risks.

Well, apparently Codebabes.com is a thing.

“[N]o one… says, ‘I’m a victim of trafficking, thank goodness the NYPD arrested me, because I’ve just been looking for assistance, and I don’t know where to look.'”

Columbia University celebrates how seriously it takes sexual violence by completely trivializing sexual violence.

Speaking of which: 23 Columbia students filed Title IX, Title II, and Clery Act complaints against the university yesterday.

I ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Dear Chancellor Folt: A Native American student letter.

Compare the NYT Mag‘s Hillary Clinton cover to their cover images for male politicians.

Lori Adorable reviews Remedy.

This video about women in the arts is kinda cool, but also ignores that creative things happen outside of the “art world.”

Did Justin Bieber set white people back???

Insider research for and by migrant sex workers.

Guards are responsible for half of all prison rape.

Often The Onion is terrible, but they really hit the nail on the head on campus violence.

Alexandra Brodsky reads things on the internet.

Dear Chancellor Folt: A Native American student letter.

Compare the NYT Mag‘s Hillary Clinton cover to their cover images for male politicians.

Lori Adorable reviews Remedy.

This video about women in the ...

Explicit Content: A brief intro to Trap Feminism

Among other things, I’ve identified as a hip hop feminist. The term does the job of expressing my engagement in a culture of commodified blackness. I’ve also talked here about how hood feminism resonated with me. But neither term truly speaks to my inner feminist hoochie; nor explains the complex, sex-positive, financially ambitious, and self-affirming components of my feminism. But through these lens, I’ve been able to identify other spaces that do. Trap music is one of them. It’s easy to get caught up in the problematic elements of drug dealing and violence in communities of color, themes that are prevalent in trap music, but there is more than meets the eye.

Among other things, I’ve identified as a hip hop feminist. The term does the job of expressing my engagement in a culture of commodified blackness. I’ve also talked here about how hood feminism resonated ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

More reasons to love Beyonce.

On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scoutsbut can we really call it progress?

#RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party all night with the ‘sluts,’ but some folks couldn’t abide the ‘whores’ from the other side of privilege town.”

On race, skin color, self-acceptance, and mentorship.

Trymaine Lee on how poor, black and brown children are bearing the brunt of school closures and failing education systems.

On the relationship between creativity and poverty: “New York – and San Francisco, London, Paris and other cities where cost of living has skyrocketed are…’the vast gated communities where the one percent reproduces itself’.”

More reasons to love Beyonce.

On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scoutsbut can we really call it progress?

#RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party ...

Guest post: What motivated the raids on sex workers in Soho?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mitzi Poesener. Mitzi Poesener is the pseudonym of a British sex worker, writer, and activist, living and working in London.

It’s been six days since the raids on sex workers in Soho, and there is still rampant speculation about the real motives behind the actions. The operation (code named Demontere) was the result of 18 months worth of investigations, and involved 200 officers in riot vans supported by sniffer dogs and a helicopter.

It has been reported that this is Westminster council’s biggest operation in years. For such a large operation it is interesting to note that only 22 people have been arrested. Other sex workers have been sent, without charges, to ...

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mitzi Poesener. Mitzi Poesener is the pseudonym of a British sex worker, writer, and activist, living and working in London.

It’s been six days since the raids on ...

Guest post: Sex worker hierarchy sucks

This is a guest post from a blogger who calls herself the Resident Hooker. In her own words:

My name is – well, that’s not important. What’s important is what I do! I write and I’m a feminist, obviously; but I’m also a sex worker. Here at Feministing.com we believe in engaging in critical analysis that prioritizes the voices of people living at important intersections, and that includes people like me who get paid to help people get their jollies off! To protect my identity, I’ll be posting under the alias the Resident Hooker. Enjoy!

This is a guest post from a blogger who calls herself the Resident Hooker. In her own words:

My name is – well, that’s not important. What’s important is what I do! I write and I’m a ...

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