Sex workers are #notyourrescueproject: Rape by anti-trafficking NGOs & stigma by feminists

First published on my Cliterati column on 1/2/14.   “If we want anything from outside like sweets, chewing gum or magazines or phone credit we have to give hand job or blow job to security,” reveals Molli Desi Devadasi. But she’s not talking about a prison. Molli, now a UK-based sex worker, was “rescued” by anContinue reading “Sex workers are #notyourrescueproject: Rape by anti-trafficking NGOs & stigma by feminists”

Why We Need An NSA WikiLeaks: Transparency Should Mean No Guardian Monopoly

What really irritates me about the discourse on Snowden and the NSA is that whether you think Snowden is a hero or a traitor, whether you’re British or American, everyone seems agreed on the “fact” that the release of selected NSA files to a single multinational corporation is the ultimate freedom ever. Let’s think aboutContinue reading “Why We Need An NSA WikiLeaks: Transparency Should Mean No Guardian Monopoly”

Why We Should All Shut Up About So-Called “Teen Pregnancy”

First published on the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association blog on 27/12/13 as “Teen Pregnancy: Stop The Stigma”. Teen mothers. They’re sluts. Benefits scroungers. They’re not good mothers. They’re all working class. And they’ll never, ever amount to anything. “Society expects the worst outcomes for pregnant teens & young parents, so it gets the worstContinue reading “Why We Should All Shut Up About So-Called “Teen Pregnancy””

Interview: How Feminism Exploits Sex Workers

This is the full text of the interview with feminist genderqueer sex worker @MxLaudanum, which was quoted in this article on the rescue industry I wrote for Cliterati (published 1/02/14). The interview itself makes a very powerful post in its own right. Written in just a couple of hours, it’s a stunning critique of contemporary feminismContinue reading “Interview: How Feminism Exploits Sex Workers”