Sex work is ruthlessly competitive. Racial discrimination is rampant and...– Why Sex Workers of Colour Give It Up for Less « License to Pimp BLOG (via sexworkerproblems)
4 Things The Hunger Games Can Teach Us About the... →
seriouslyamerica: SPOILER ALERT for The Hunger Games and sequels. By Jaclyn Friedman for Good Magazine; full text at the link. The rules are set up to ensure we fail. Don’t want to have sex with Rush Limbaugh? You’re a humorless feminazi. Want to use contraception while having sex? You’re a filthy slut. Have sex without contraception and find yourself pregnant? You’re an idiot. Need an...
An Open Letter to NOW-NYC: Don’t Call Victims of... →
transfeminism: Dear NOW-NYC, Please don’t refer to victims of violence as “sacks of bones,” as your President Sonia Ossorio decided to do in this Letter to the Editor on March 19th, 2012. Shannan Gilbert, Amber Lynn Costello, Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy, Maureen Brainard-Barnes and those who remain unidentified, all discovered on Gilgo Beach, were the loved ones of families and...
Under Arizona law, anyone paid to appear in a pornographic movie may be guilty...– Maricopa County Attorney warns Calif porn industry: Stay out or go to prison (via deedennis)
Street Harassment →
Since then being catcalled or harassed on the street has become something of a common occurrence for me. Sometimes it is equally hilarious, like the man who drunkenly informed that I was the reason we won World War II. Other times it has been frightening, like the time a man yelled in my face that I “better find a rich husband to pay for that pussy!” I had a stranger on the street grab my arm and...
From Stacey: I was on the Pacifica Evening News last night discussing the recent prostitution stings in Sun Valley. The police claim that they arrested 34 male customers, but the truth is they also arrested dozens of female sex workers, exact numbers are unknown. They are calling this “detainment.” The women are “taken into custody” (see: kidnapped) but not...
The dehumanization of sex workers only intensifies for people of color, those...– “Street Harassment and the Dehumanization of Sex Workers” - Jessie Nicole, SWOP-LA http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/2012/03/sexworkers/
The socially conservative Santorum launched his proposal this week on his...– This election year is becoming really scary. What started out as almost comical debates and who would get voted off the island that week is turning into something I would never imagine possible even by Republican conservaties in the year 2012. Who is Rick Santorum to tell me what is can watch in...
The Trans Women's Anti-Violence Project:... →
genderbitch: All of you do it. Not one of you, even the people I am following (minus the trans folk, obviously) have avoided messing up on this. It is subtle, it is small and every time you do it you hammer the nails into our feet a little deeper. Every time you equate penis with sexism,…
My internal monologue
Me1: Hrrrrm why the hell can't I finish this article on street harassment and sex work?! It's something I know intimately well, and it's something I really care about!!
Me2: Oh, I don't know Jessie. Maybe it's because it's re-opening old wounds, anger, and frustration? Maybe you keep putting it off or are working slower than normal because it's so emotionally taxing?
Me1: That makes sense... but if I just get it done more quickly it'll be like ripping off a band aid and it will be over! I'm just going to push through the pain!
Me2: Right. You've been saying that for weeks now. Maybe you should accept your negative emotions and try to work with them, instead of fighting them or bottling them.
Me1: Shut up. You're making too much sense.
Me2: You shut up and get back to work.
Also - I watched the episode of BSG in season 3 where they have the boxing match on deck and was near tears at the end. SO MANY FEELINGS!!!!
Got my groove back
I have no idea where it was last week. But for some reason the little things seemed like bigger things, and I couldn’t focus to save my life. I’ve gotten better at recognizing when this is the case and taking somewhat of a break (working only a job and a half instead of 3…) I caught up on some BSG, went through a bottle of American Honey with my partner, was blown away at a...
Obama Administration Announces Health Grants To... →
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced two new grant competitions focusing on connecting HIV-positive transgender women of color with health care services, including primary care and HIV-related care. The first grant opportunity, which is designed to improve the overall quality of HIV care for transgender women of color, will award each of up to eight grantees...
Josephine Baker’s left the US in the 20’s, and became the most famous Black...– Serene Sin, “All My Heroes were Ho’s” http://sinlikeyoumeanit.blogspot.com/2012_03_01_archive.html?zx=cc45f9420d4fb217
Garbage: “BLOOD FOR POPPIES” TO BE THE FIRST... →
garbageofficial: NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED IN TWO CONFIGURATIONS ON MAY 15, 2012 BAND UNVEILS TRACKLISTING, ALBUM ART AND MORE TOUR DATES LOS ANGELES, CA – March 8, 2012 – Garbage – Shirley Manson (vocals), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, loops) –…
The Trans Women's Anti-Violence Project: I'm... →
whencylonsdream: Like, even from people that are fucking awesome about everything else. It never seems to cross peoples minds to be inclusive towards trans women. It never seems to cross peoples minds to acknowledge trans women. It never seems to cross peoples minds that without…