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Vanilla, ice, ice, Daddy

Content note for mention of consensual sex  Last night twitter resembled a beatnik cafe, full of hep daddies, clicking their fingers along to the groove. This outbreak of paternal feeling … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gaming the Olympics

There’s an awful amount of rubbish being written about the Olympics. Simon Jenkins, whose employment by the Guardian is entirely baffling, scoops the gold medal with this appalling piece of … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hard Labour

I feel as if I’ve been writing the same post for three years about the Labour party. Guess what? I’ll keep writing it. Labour has to have an all consuming … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Establishment failed to recognise rape, so I made it easier for them.

content note for rape, victim blaming, alcohol and intimate partner violence  Intimate partner violence is hidden behind the minimising term “domestic” abuse. Its domestic, small scale, ignorable, just a part of the … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · 6 Comments

Sex Work and the Cinema

Hollywood (the film industry I am most familiar with, unless you want an essay on the Chinese horror film industry, complete with bouncing ghosts) is fascinated with sex work. It … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The rules of politics

My friends in the Labour Party could usefully spend some time reading this article by Jon Favreau. As well asbeing amuch needed reminder of how media narratives about politicians shift … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Goddard Inquiry is not the answer to survivors pain

This post discusses, without details, childhood sexual abuse. People tend to assume that as a sex worker who is vocal on twitter I get a lot of trolls, in fact … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Parallel lines

One of the reasons why I enjoy talking to Jem about sex work is because the thinking she does about how to manage her work highlights so many issues from … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Very modern Britain

Content note; refers to domestic violence services, but not directly to domestic violence Copyright notice; please feel free to re-publish this post- we appreciate that not everyone might want to … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

We are not invisible, we are erased

One of the favourite words of swerfs is invisible, from the exceptionally whorephobic and dehumanising invisible punter “project” to the Melbourne Literary festival which decided to have a panel without … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

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