Tag Archives: Sex Work

Glitter Roadshow & Grit are the Heels on Wheels’ Agenda

TweetOriginally posted here. by Damien Luxe, co-producer Heels on Wheels “Wait…they expected STRIPPERS?” The glares from the audience confirm that whatever they expected, this North Carolina lesbian bar audience is not happy with our fully-clothed arts. In the middle of touring the first Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, my annual all-queer-femme performance tour, we got [...]
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Building Bridges: The Sex Workers’ Rights and Anti-Sex Trafficking Movements

Tweet“We’ve been told we have to pick sides. That, in and of itself, is very disturbing” – Meg Munoz, former sex worker, trafficking survivor, ally and rights advocate A division exists between the sex workers’ rights and anti-sex trafficking movements. Yet, both groups are concerned with people who are in the same industry and both [...]
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Some rescue: The FBI’s dubious war on street girls

TweetThe FBI recently announced with great fanfare that it had “rescued” 105 youth and arrested 150 “pimps” for prostitution in 76 cities, including Boston, Denver, and San Francisco. The three-day raid, dubbed “Operation Cross Country,” was the largest in a decade-long FBI initiative aimed at what they called the persistent threat of child prostitution. But [...]
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Would you strip to pay your way?

TweetIn my now, three years of studying politics and practicing feminism, I can honestly say that I have not come across an issue which splits feminists so dramatically and consistently as sex work. This semester I studied ‘Sex work, theory and practice’ with a large group of other, mostly female, students. From the very first [...]
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The makeup of madness

TweetThis post started out as a response of sorts to one written by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano over at The New Inquiry. She wrote some fascinating things about the gamification of beauty work (applying makeup, doing your hair, hair removal, etc), and the implications of that for feminism as a whole. I totally agree with everything she’s [...]
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