Tag: sex workers
Sex Work, After the Revolution
It will always remain astounding how the authoritarian left shares so much archaic morality with the right-wing when we talk about the idea of fucking for pay. The most deeply devoted members of the alt-right, the centrist core, and left-wing radicals all turn into pearl-clutching suburban soccer moms when the subject of sex-work is broached….
Un Altro Dread Pirate Roberts?
[Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 14 gennaio 2017 con il titolo Is It Time for the Next Dread Pirate Roberts? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Il venti settembre 2010, craigslist.com è stato costretto a chiudere la sezione “adulti” dal suo portale perché molti annunci erano usati per pubblicizzare…
Is It Time for the Next Dread Pirate Roberts?
In September 2010, craigslist.com was forced to take down the “adult” categories from its listings due to the fact that many of them were being used to advertise for sex work. After the categories were removed many sex workers took to posting in other semi-relevant sections using code words. This underground system of coded language…
Will the Real Feminists Please Stand Up on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Kelly Vee‘s “Will the Real Feminists Please Stand Up” read by Katrina Haffner and edited by Nick Ford. Amnesty International understands what Lena Dunham apparently doesn’t: women own their own bodies. Outlawing sex work is just another way in which the State exerts its control over women’s bodies (as most sex…
Criminalizing Poverty on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Kevin Carson‘s “Criminalizing Poverty” read by Mike Godzina and edited by Nick Ford. The honest truth is that these phony Leftist anti-“trafficking” crusaders really don’t care if their pet agenda hurts the real flesh and blood human beings it’s ostensibly intended to benefit. As their Conservative fellow traveler, Canadian Senator Donald…
Will the Real Feminists Please Stand Up?
Amnesty International has drafted a proposal calling for sex work to be legalized worldwide. The proposal “reflects a growing body of research from UN agencies, human rights organisations, and social science which indicates that criminalisation, in its varying forms, exposes sex workers to increased risk of human rights abuses.” According to Amnesty, the policy is…
Criminalizing Poverty
In the latest example of third-party payment processor crackdown on sex work, Visa and MasterCard have announced they won’t process payments to Backpage.com, a popular adult advertising site.  Of course second-wave radical feminists frame it as a “progressive” way to “make the average trafficker or pimp’s life more difficult.” But as Miss Andrie argues in…
2013 In Review: The Year In Left-Liberty
This was quite the year for left-liberty. Others have already examined the year from different ideological perspectives. This has ranged from Lew Rockwell’s Ron Paul filled piece to Medea Benjamin’s take. It’s time for a retrospective that addresses 2013 from a left-libertarian perspective. There are 4 things worth focusing on. 1) The Canadian Supreme Court’s…
Dialectics of Sex Worker Politics: Why Political Legality is Not Enough
The Canadian Supreme Court recently struck down the anti-prostitution laws of the country. This sound legal decision provides an occasion for a deeper discussion of the dynamics of sex worker politics. In particular, it allows for a dialectical or contextual left-libertaian analysis. Chris Matthew Sciabarra ably describes dialectics as: “Dialectics is the art of context-keeping….
O Estado Não Consegue Fazer Cumprir Suas Leis Sem Desobedecê-las
Acabo de ler que pais de estudante autista do ensino médio detido em operação de cilada de drogas em Temecula, Califórnia, em dezembro último, moveram processo contra o distrito escolar. Os pais estavam “inicialmente satisfeitos com seu filho ter feito seu primeiro e único amigo no ano passado na escola,” mas ficaram desconfiados quando o…
The State Can’t Enforce Its Laws Without Disobeying Them
I just read that the parents of an autistic high school student arrested in a drug sting operation in Temecula, California last December have filed suit against the school district. The parents were “initially happy their son had made his first and only friend last year at school,” but became suspicious when his “school friend”…
People Disposed Of
Darian Worden: The marginalization of sex workers makes further victimization easier.
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