Posts Tagged Sex Work

Read this interview on the murder of Dora Özer

On Friday, sex workers in 36 cities protested violence and fatal stigma, demanding full, international decriminalization of their trade. The demonstrations were directly inspired by the recent murders of Dora Özer and Petite Jasmine, sex workers in Turkey and Sweden, respectively. The two deaths were recognized both as tragedies in their own right and reminders of similar violence against sex workers that doesn’t make headlines.

Today, Caty Simon of Tits and Sass published an interview with the chair of the Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association, Kemal Iffetsiz Asyu Ayrikotu, on the particular context of the murder of Özer, who was trans. The full interview is worth a read, but I was particularly ...

On Friday, sex workers in 36 cities protested violence and fatal stigma, demanding full, international decriminalization of their trade. The demonstrations were directly inspired by the recent murders of Dora Özer and

Does Eliot Spitzer consider himself a feminist? Yes. Um…

Last night on Up With Chris Hayes, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was asked if he considers himself a feminist. Spitzer answered in the affirmative, and was then asked how he squares that position with the reason he is a former Governor: he got busted patronizing escorts, which is illegal in New York, and using public funds to pay for the hotel rooms in which some of those meetings took place.

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Last night on Up With Chris Hayes, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was asked if he considers himself a feminist. Spitzer answered in the affirmative, and was then asked how he squares that position ...

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“Farah Goes Bang.”

Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting.

Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers.

Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad.

Listen to a panel on labor and feminism moderated by Sarah Jaffe.

RAINN praised the recent SCOTUS decision on DNA collection, but how will it affect people of color?

A single bill could nearly eliminate abortion access in Texas.

Will the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalize sex work?

Protect the “Rape Factory.”

Sorry, but Daenerys = Laura Bush.

Get ready for the debut of Jose Antonio Vargas’s “Documented.”

Celebrate 50 years of women in space.

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“Farah Goes Bang.”

Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting.

Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers.

Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad.

Listen ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Patrick Stewart answers a fan’s unexpected question.

Sex workers engage in democratic political processes. Duh.

It’s not just Facebook that has an online hate speech problem.

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Jessica writes about #FBrape as a potential feminist tipping point at The Nation.

A letter to the President on the anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder.

Bye, Bachmann.

A victim of the New Orleans Mother’s Day shooting will celebrate his 11th birthday in style.

Could you use support on the anniversary of your assault?

TV loves dead teenage girls.

Do Disney Princess movies pass the Bechdel test?

“What does it say about pride parade events that lesbians ...

Patrick Stewart answers a fan’s unexpected question.

Sex workers engage in democratic political processes. Duh.

It’s not just Facebook that has an online hate speech problem.

Donate to Transgender Studies Quarterly.

Jessica writes ...

A hip hop feminist questions the “male gaze”

The “male gaze” is one of the many concepts that dominates feminist discourse. It’s one of the first things that feminists learn about when talking about women in media, entertainment, arts, performance, or anywhere else women are to be physically looked upon. This gaze defines the way in which women are visually represented for the heteronormative pleasure of an assumed male audience. The male gaze is problematic for several reasons. It objectifies and commodifies women and their bodies, removing women from their lived experiences and lives. The male gaze oftentimes offers unrealistic and harmful representations of women, creating standards of beauty that marginalize most women. But perhaps most significantly, it dominants much of our modern visual culture, institutionalizing sexist representations ...

The “male gaze” is one of the many concepts that dominates feminist discourse. It’s one of the first things that feminists learn about when talking about women in media, entertainment, arts, performance, or anywhere else women are ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Urge the White House to recognize non-binary genders.

Five-year-old girl names dinosaur… after herself.

Why didn’t Abigail Fisher get into UT?

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Stop fat shaming Kim Kardashian.

A response to Chloe’s piece on “bad” bodies and “bad” feminists.

A Horace School alum speaks out about sexual abuse at the school (reported on last year by the New York Times).

On selfies.

Akiba Solomon on the value of echo chambers.

The ethics of public shaming.

The enthusiastic consent standard and sex work: “You can’t make me like it.”

The women profiled in Lisa Miller’s “feminist housewives” piece say they were misquoted.

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Urge the White House to recognize non-binary genders.

Five-year-old girl names dinosaur… after herself.

Why didn’t Abigail Fisher get into UT?

Support the #NotBuyingIt app!

Stop fat shaming Kim Kardashian.

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Students at the University of Michigan are launching a campaign to stop the “silent epidemic” of campus sexual assault.

Akiba Solomon is Colorlines’ new managing editor.

history of “female-friendly” porn.

Today’s news on voter suppression.

Sometimes I hate Frank Bruni, but his objection to the Catholic Church’s misogynistic hypocrisy is spot-on.

The Nation suggests ten ways you can combat rape culture (with the help of Feministing co-founder Jessica and contributor Eesha.)

Why personhood legislation isn’t passing.

Take care of yourself, activists.

Homosexuality is apparently basically exactly the same as shooting heroin.

It’s always the women’s fault: Egyptian PM says unclean breasts cause diarrhea.

Students at the University of Michigan are launching a campaign to stop the “silent epidemic” of campus sexual assault.

Akiba Solomon is Colorlines’ new managing editor.

history of “female-friendly” porn.

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The way we talk about sex work is changing, but the way we treat sex workers is not

As I reflect on the The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, which was on December 17, 2 Chainz comes to mind.

I listen to “I Luv Dem Strippers” everyday. Seriously. It took me more than a few listens to realize, however, that the lyrics (aside from the chorus) have absolutely nothing to do with strippers. The song is about how rich 2 Chainz and featured artist Nicki Minaj are. One has to wonder how we got to this point? Stripping is the new black and the exchange of sex(uality) for money is becoming a more glamorous narrative everyday.

In the kind of consumer culture where luxurious goods mean everything and nothing at the same time, the way we are ...

As I reflect on the The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, which was on December 17, 2 Chainz comes to mind.

I listen to “I Luv Dem Strippers” everyday. Seriously. It took me more than ...

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