Sex Workers' Opera (crowd-funding) -
A multimedia production by Sex Workers to present our complex, positive/negative, local/global experiences across music/theatre genres!
Crowd-funding for a Brechtian style opera that’ll share some of the diverse experiences of sex workers, that’s happening in London?
WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE
Five myths about people other than men and women... -
…that I’d like to kill with fire. Or, failing that, seek to correct in some small way with a blog post.
Genderqueer, genderfluid, bigender, agender, neutrois, androgynous – those are just a few of the words people would use, who can’t use woman or man, in whole or in part, to describe themselves. And yet the myths about who we are seem sadly consistent and lacking in diversity. And just so bloody wrong.
Those five myths are:
They needed destroying!
Palestinian factions to form unity government -
A meeting of Palestinian leaders in Gaza has reached a milestone reconciliation pact that will see rival Palestinian groups form a national consensus government in five weeks - after seven years of operating under separate administrations.
Under the agreement announced on Wednesday, rival groups Fatah and Hamas will form a government together under the umbrella of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO).
Unsurprisingly, at this news Israel immediately dropped the ongoing talks…
…which – given how the “peace talks” are just used as a smokescreen to mask Israel’s continued building of settlements, colonisation of land and murdering of Palestinians – is probably not that bad.
Gula (Spanish): the feeling of wanting to eat just because of the taste, not because of the hunger.
I feel that (yeah I know it’s probably one of those words where it just literally means “gluttony” or “greed” or whatever but ssshhhh let me have this)
yes that is a photo of a dog dressed up in a suit with a cat in its lap, thanks for noticing
15 ways to tell if that science news story is actually just shit
Nevada’s Brothels: Legalization Serves The Man -
Legalising sex work is not a progressive idea. Some rules which affect sex workers where “prostitution” is legal in the USA:
The conclusion of the article says it way better than I could:
This model is not pro-worker, but pro-government, pro-customer and pro-business owner… Workers are asked to trade autonomy over their movements and submit to medical testing for a removed risk of arrest, and the county and brothel owners get to profit in return.
A more worker-friendly alternative is decriminalization of prostitution and prostitution-related offenses. Decriminalization would remove or significantly reduce criminal penalties, but would not create regulations the way that legalization would.
Interviews with porn performers about how they came out to friends and family, and how those relationships were affected by them being a sex worker (in terms of prejudices, time commitments, whatever).
Dunno if it’s just me being blinkered, but the interviews seem to actually be pretty decent and not patronising/exploitative in the way lots of interviews with sex workers seem to be (even though the topic is a pretty classic “intrusive origin story” piece) – happy to be corrected on this though?
ask me thiiiiiiiiiiiiings -
it’s a waste of my sharing nature to not ask me in-depth personal questions