Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! In the wake of yet another mass shooting, unsettling and unsurprising details have emerged about the person responsible, Aaron Long. It turns out he’s one of many evangelical men who get taught to literally destroy anything that tempts them, rather than learning to manage himself and take responsibility for himself. In […]
Legalizing Sex Work to Stop Male Violence Is As Bad As Jordan Peterson’s Enforced Monogamy
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the wake of yet another mass shooting, I’ve seen men on Twitter suggesting that we legalize sex work in order to give these poor sexless dudes an outlet so they don’t go on shooting sprees. But this is just as bad as the enforced monogamy nonsense from Jordan Peterson, and it relies on women’s bodies and emotional labor to build peace.
The Not-So-Casual Sexism in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #95, Ch. 1-5)
Reading Time: 11 minutes Written at the height of the Satanic Panic back in the 1980s, this novel provides us a glimpse into the mindset of today’s Christian culture warriors. It captures the forces that created those culture warriors. Now, we turn our gaze to the stereotypes in the book that concern women. Today, Lord Snow Presides over a rainbow of mischaracterizations and strawmen–er, strawwomen!
Dear Democrat Women: I Will Vote for You, But Please Stop Terrorizing Sex Workers
Reading Time: 4 minutes I see a lot of excitement about Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris running for president of the U.S. And yeah, I’ll vote for them if it’s them or a Republican, but I’m not thrilled about their policies on sex work.
The Impact of the American Plan
Reading Time: 7 minutes The anti-sex-worker bias seen in the American Plan dovetails with forced sterilization and medical experimentation, as well as straight-up misogyny. It was enforced until the 1960s and 70s, if you can believe it. Here’s a rundown of the American Plan’s impact.
The American Plan and World War I
Reading Time: 5 minutes We can blame war for a lot of things; among them is America’s decision to lock up women suspected of being sex workers, and to do so indefinitely while forcing dangerous medical treatments on them.
Sometimes We Commodify Intimacy, and That’s Okay
Reading Time: 4 minutes Is intimacy inherently better when it doesn’t have a dollar amount attached to it? I don’t necessarily think that has to be the case.
What If We Let People Speak for Themselves?
Reading Time: 3 minutes I find it bizarre that we don’t ask certain populations to represent themselves in interviews or on committees that decide their fate. ‘Sup, stigma.
From Disorder to Sexual Health: Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior (1/2)
Reading Time: 5 minutes What happens when we characterize “sex addiction” as a problem rather than a disorder? A lot, it turns out.
Let Members of the Adult Industry Decide What to Do with Their Bodies
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re painting a picture of porn actors as vectors of disease, you’re doing it wrong. This unfounded stereotype matters in an upcoming California vote.