First, let me start off with an unfortunately-necessary disclaimer: There are extremely obvious political over- and under-tones to the Assange debacle. Most countries simply don’t care this much about alleged violations of consent when their messy little secrets aren’t involved. On top of that, an accusation is not a conviction. I’m not answering, or even [...]
“The ability to distinguish between fiction and reality is, I think, an important indicator of sanity, perhaps the most important. And it looks like the Australian legal system has failed on that score.” -Neil Gaiman (“The word ‘person’ included fictional or imaginary characters…”) The world is becoming more dangerous for fiction. No, scratch that–more dangerous [...]
Another unexpected sex worker ally: R. K. “Randy” Milholland of Something Positive fame. Several of his recurring characters work at Nerdrotica, a woman-owned boutique phone sex and webcam company catering to geeks. His most recent storyline “Customer Serviced” struck me hard and made me laugh in that “I swear I’ve had that guy” way fellow [...]
‘SEX WORKER VISIONS’ OPENING TOMORROW $pread Magazine Produces Sex Industry Art Exhibit NEW YORK, NY – $pread, a quarterly magazine by and for sex workers and their allies, presents Sex Worker Visions, an exhibition featuring art by sex workers and about the sex industry, at the LGBT Community Center David Bohnett Cyber Center at 208 [...]
This post from the Boston.com forums might be the best summary of the current U.S. porn “problem” I’ve seen yet: The “Pornification of America” eh… This argument is sounding erily familiar to the anti-porn arguments from the Regan era. Sex sells…everything. So unless you think you can stop advertising agencies from using sexuality to sell [...]
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