This short version of the article was first published on Blirt.com. For the longer version see The Prostitution Debate: Extended Edition. Douglas Fox, a sex worker activist, asked Rhoda Grant MSP “Imagine if your Bill [to criminalise sex purchase] is now law. Police break down the door and I’m caught in a hotel room withContinue reading “Criminalising sex purchase in Scotland: public debate report & interviews”
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Radical feminism and pornography
Why is it that radical feminists assume all pornography is made by men, for men ? Because that is the assumption on which their assertion that porn is degrading, sexist, and damaging to women rests. Even sex-positive/liberal feminists often find themselves arguing that this isn’t necessarily the case, or that porn can be co-opted forContinue reading “Radical feminism and pornography”
Equal marriage debate: Family choice targeted over other values
There is a tendency to assume that family and sexual choices are in a different category than, or not as important as, other freedoms – especially when religion is the opponent. We take it for granted that the Catholic Church and other religious institutions are against equal marriage, and that they somehow have a “right” toContinue reading “Equal marriage debate: Family choice targeted over other values”
The right to privacy and freedom of the press: where is the line?
I have been planning this post for a while, and the aftermath of Gawker’s outing of a Reddit user for posting photos of clothed underaged girls seems as good a time as any to make this. Lately, teens have been having their identities plastered all over the news for making offensive jokes. Firstly, reporters, merelyContinue reading “The right to privacy and freedom of the press: where is the line?”