Reading this review of “Getting Off” by Jamye Waxman at Menstrual Poetry, I started to wonder: who’s assessing sex toys from an accessibility point of view? Where are the easy-grip variety-of-angles assistive devices for women with a range of different… Read More ›
The Brisbane Times ran this story today, bylined Amelia Bentley. Trigger warnings for sexual violence. I’ve taken the liberty of correcting some of the victim-blaming language. Pimp paid child prostitute in chicken nuggets
A couple of days ago, the “ViRGINS WANTED” [link removed] filmmakers were asked to leave the Monash University campus after putting posters up in student areas. The filmmakers are attempting to recruit two virgins to sell their virginity online, and… Read More ›
prostitution is literally killing women, by murder more than any other cause, and a whole heap of people simply don’t care.
No other industry with a comparable mortality rate is unregulated by the state, and in none of those industries would the workers be allowed to sign away their basic health and safety guarantees in order for more pay. Employers who try to coerce miners or firefighters to go into work without adequate safety measures are quite rightly prosecuted and socially condemned, yet the workplace death rate of those professions combined does not match just the homicide rate amongst prostitutes, let alone the death rate once drug overdoses are taken into account.