Mike Crawford
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Apr 28 2016
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It seems they’ve tweaked the apology considerably. This is unsurprising as there was a fairly vocal response to the original given it did not address the core concern.

Jan 24 2016
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Thanks for the comment. I’ve never engaged with review boards because there really aren’t any targeted at men who have sex with men (or at least none that I’m aware of.) In that regard, I’m pretty fortunate in that I never had to deal with them as a male provider (though, I also never had access to much in terms of Read more

Dec 26 2015
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I do like the show, but the screen name originated from a line in the camp classic “Mommie Dearest.”

Dec 26 2015
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Thanks for the feedback JCM. I agree that there is a time and place for theory, but I often think we lose sight of just how indicative of our privilege it is to even be able to focus on that. When it comes to peoples’ very lives, I believe the focus needs to be oriented firmly on the ground.

Dec 22 2015
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Hi there - Actual sex worker & sex workers rights activist here. The reality is the inverse of your statement is true. Hard stats are difficult to come by (this is a clandestine economy after all) but the current breakdown here in the states is thought to be about 80% of traditional sex workers are independent escorts Read more

Dec 5 2015
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I just realized I never replied to the sentiment that libertarians and sex worker rights activists are rather odd bedfellows (or bedladies? I don’t think that’s a thing, but it should be -fuck patriarchy!) I’d intended to address this way earlier but shit happens. It’s been less than 30 days so that’s still a Read more

Nov 22 2015
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It really does. It’s pretty much the perfect redemption tale. That said, her and C.G. are totally fucking, right? If I had their address, I’d send them this as a congratulatory gift.

Nov 21 2015
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Goddamnit (literally, perhaps.) I so wanted to come away from this with something snarky, but I’m actually a bit misty. Several glasses of scotch probably haven’t helped.

Nov 20 2015
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I’m going to jump right into answering your question, because as I started mapping out the reply in my mind, I realized it was more complicated than even I realized given my initial reaction of “yep, it happens.” First, a little context: “Sex work” is a very useful term in that it reorients what erotic service Read more

Nov 17 2015
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Damn it! I typed that reply fast and have just now realized I committed the unforgivable it’s/its cardinal sin. I have brought much shame to myself and will now weep silently into the consolation drink I just mixed whilst my egregious error forever loiters in interweb perpetuity.

Nov 17 2015
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I kind of thought about doing the AMA style thing since I think a lot of the myths around sex work could be pretty handily debunked if people had more engagement with sex workers. Engagement/visibility has worked beautifully for [at least parts of, but that’s a whole other post] the queer liberation movement, and I Read more

Nov 15 2015
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Thanks for the feedback and the comments.

I found one piece by Murphy that mentions sex surrogates in a cursory search. Sorry, but I can’t bring myself to link directly to anything she writes, though it should be pretty easy to find.

Nov 7 2015
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I think you make some really good points here, but I got distracted. I’ll try to re-read tomorrow and think it through better.

Nov 7 2015
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I’m gonna go ahead and add a coda here. Irrespective of whatever strain of Feminism you happen to adhere to, there is a fucking body count at play here. Perhaps in an ideal world we’d have the luxury to debate the merits of which theoretical approach would best inform policy like overly-caffeinated undergrads, but Read more

Nov 7 2015
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I appreciate your perspective and am certainly willing to engage in an honest discussion with you if you are with me. Read more

Nov 6 2015
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You’re absolutely right.

Unfortunately, the entire SWEF case is built on distortive and outright dishonest moves because there’s simply no rational, theoretically cohesive case that can be advanced against a woman’s unalienable right to make her own voluntary labor choices.