Browsing All posts tagged under »Feminism«

A feminist responds to Love for Sale

May 2, 2014


We would like to thank Vivian Valentine for this post, feminists are often seen as the enemy by sex workers, this is an important contribution to a more nuanced debate. As a woman, social science/media studies academic (with some gender studies courses under my belt) and feminist, I have long pondered the idea of sex […]

French Whores Fight Back.

October 13, 2013


In the English speaking world we have a view of France as somewhere that takes a liberal view of sex, where the erotic is celebrated and frankly, anything goes.  Like all stereotypes it is based more on our ideas about our own country and othering than any reality. This disconnect is no more apparent than […]

Statement by the Sex Workers University on their exclusion from #NWC2013

September 21, 2013


We are disappointed by the confusion being created by the Nottingham conference organisers around why current sex workers were excluded from their conference.  We are aware that this is being presented as a ticketing issue. This obscures the deliberate choice the organisers made to invite organisations to discuss the issue of sex work, without inviting […]

Dear Nottingham conference organisers,

September 10, 2013


Republishing the full text of the open letter from SWOU to the organizers of the Nottingham Woman’s Conference, who we have already written about here. Please share, and contact them yourselves.  We, the Sex Worker Open University (SWOU), and our co-signatories below, note the stated intentions of your conference. You write, “Women and girls are facing an ever-increasing attack […]

SWerfs/Terfs, the Westboro Baptist Church of feminism.

August 3, 2013


Swerf = sex work exclusionary radical feminist Terf =trans* exclusionary radical feminist. They go hand in hand. The loudest non religious voices opposed to sex workers rights, Bindel and Burchill in the UK, Dworkin, Brennan, Farley, among others, describe themselves as radical feminists.  I leave the argument of whether they are feminists to others, it’s the radical that intrigues […]