Dead Wild Roses: On Prostitution

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/154869636754/are-you-against-sex-work Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Prostitution, Radical Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: Sinfest Keeps Rolln’ – On Prostitution

Not seeing or feeling the empowerment of sexwork prostitution? Me either. Tatsuya Ishida has been fearless as of late critically examining the ill effects of prostitution and human trafficking in our society.  Go to sinfest.net to see the whole series.   Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Prostitution, Sinfest

Dead Wild Roses: On Men & Prostitution

Brilliant strip from Tatsuya Ishida illustrating that ironic moment when the notion of ‘victim-less crime’ goes up in smoke and shit proceeds to get real.  Go to sinfest.net to read the rest of the story. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Prostitution, Sinfest

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – On Prostitution – Chelsea Geddes

Powerful piece. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: DWR Feminist Quote of the Day, Expoliation of Women, Feminsm, Prostitution

Dead Wild Roses: Second Wave Smackdown – On Prostitution

It takes dedicated effort to remove these sorts of fiery speeches from the history of women. Oratory like this somehow doesn’t make it into the classrooms, or history lectures. So the lessons need to be discovered, theorized, and fought for in each generation of women making progress glacially slow.  Yet we have helpful mnemonics for ...

Dead Wild Roses: Blamer Emma – On Prostitution a.k.a The Commercial Rape

I am very privileged and honoured to host thoughts on prostitution and ‘sex work’ from Emma, a recent addition to the DWR commentariat.  Emma takes a hard look at the commercial rape trade and those who support it.  With Emma’s permission I am reposting her comment to the main blog, as it is simply made ...

Dead Wild Roses: Prostitution and Society – Sinfest

Sad but true. [Source:Sinfest.net] Filed under: Culture Tagged: Prostitution, Sinfest, Society

Dead Wild Roses: Rachel Moran on Prostitution – Job Qualifications…

Rachel Moran describes some of the ‘qualifications’ necessary in sex work prostitution. “If we accept prostitution as ordinary work, then we should be able to speak about what the skills of prostitution are…. The ability to control your reflex to vomit. The ability to restrain your urge to cry. The ability to imagine your current ...

Dead Wild Roses: Rachel Moran on “Empowering” Prostitution

“…But I do feel a special place of contempt for the absolute army of twenty-something, socially privileged, very well educated, young white women, who speak about prostitution in terms of “sex work” and “empowerment” and this utter nonsense when they have spent years educating themselves… in order to keep themselves out of the social class ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: The Final Countdown: 6 days left until Election Day in Alberta

Staying above the fray of Alberta’s wild 2015 election campaign, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson argued in his annual State of the City Address that which ever political party forms the provincial government after the May 5 election will have to focus… Continue Reading →

Dead Wild Roses: On Commercial Rape – Jacqueline S. Homan

   Listening to survivors prostitution is important.  Their voices need to be heard.  Jacqueline S. Homan shares her experiences with, as she describes it, the commercial rape industry.   “Do you REALLY want the truth from real sex trafficking survivors? Because those of us sex trafficking victims/survivors who HAVE BEEN trying to speak out about ...

Dead Wild Roses: Why Hating the Institution of Prostitution is Okay.

A big thank you to Francois Tremblay over at The Prime Directive for such a clear and concise break down of why its okay to hate prostitution and work to end it.  He knocks this one out of the park in his post titled “The assumption sex is power“. “In prostitution and pornography (which is, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Megan Murphy on Prostitution and Bill C-36

Taken from a blog post on the Feminist Current.   Also, it is the full decriminalization and/or legalization that has “produced more victims,” not the Nordic model, which is what Canada’s new laws are modeled after. Also — key point — prostitution produces victims. The demand for ever more (younger, fresher, newer) prostitutes is what ...

Dead Wild Roses: Rachel Moran’s Speech – FemiFest 2014

Wow, kick back and let Ms.Moran guide you though the problems of liberal feminism with regards to prostitution and the changes that are necessary to make in society. First of all I’d like to talk a little bit about what Radical Feminism means to me in the context of my work as an abolitionist activist, ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Prostitution Bill C-36 ‘Offends’ Charter: Legal Experts

Over 200 legal experts from across Canada recently wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to protest Bill C-36, the Conservatives new prostitution law. The post Harper’s Prostitution Bill C-36 ‘Offends’ Charter: Legal Experts appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – PressProgress highlights how the Cons’ stay in office has been marked by temporary rather than permanent jobs, while Kaylie Tiessen writes that precarious work is particularly prevalent in Ontario. And Erin Weir notes that more unemployed workers are now chasing after fewer job vacancies than even in the ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Peter MacKay Vows to Eradicate the Penguin Population

When Captain Robert Scott visited the Antartic in the early 1900s, his crew was shocked when they witnessed the “depraved” sexual conduct of the penguin population. Scott’s medical officer, George Murray Levick, called them “hooligans”, and wrote a paper describing in detail, necrophilia, coercion and “non pro-creation sex”. The times were not right to distribute ...

Alberta Diary: Alberta Tory MLA arrested in U.S. prostitution sting? Not a problem, apparently…

Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Tory MLA Mike Allen: Excited to be back in the Tory caucus. (Dave Cournoyer photo, used with permission.) Say what you like about the many flaws of former Alberta premier Alison Redford, she never would have let Mike Allen back into the Progressive Conservative caucus, not as long as the Fort McMurray-Wood ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Tories invite Mike Allen back in, Wildrose show Joe Anglin the door

TweetProgressive Conservative MLAs have voted to extend an invitation to Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Mike Allen to rejoin their caucus.  Mr. Allen, a relatively popular first-term politician in his constituency, left the PC caucus after he was arrested while trying to hire two prostitutes in St. Paul, Minnesota. Unfortunately for the Mr. Allen, the prostitutes happened to be police officers. ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: An All Out Assault

The last couple of weeks of legislative activity in Ottawa have been distressing to say the least.  To call it an all out assault on Canada and Canadians is an understatement. The Harper Government has been ramming through a series of legislation that comprise the single most overt attack on all that is good and ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bill C-36 Analysis In Detail Part 3: Advertising

The government is playing some very subtle games with the language in C-36.  In some respects, the language is ridiculously broad (e.g. the undefined nature of “sexual services”), in other areas they are getting remarkably specific. Advertising sexual services286.4 Everyone who knowingly advertises an offer to provide sexual services for consideration is guilty of(a) an indictable ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bill C-36 Analysis In Detail Part 2

Bill C-36 casts a much wider net than I had first thought. Traditionally, when a term is being used to define an offence, a definition of that term is inserted in S2 of the Criminal Code which gives a clear, understandable definition.   Throughout the text of Bill C-36, the term “Sexual Services” is used ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Sex Workers Dismayed by Harper’s New Prostitution Law

“Frankly, this response is heartbreaking.” – Emily Symons by: POWER | Press Release | June 4, 2014 (OTTAWA) – Today, members of POWER and other sex workers and allies across Canada expressed dismay and disappointment following the introduction of a Bill in the House of Commons that would criminalize the purchase of sex. The Minister of Justice ...

Bill Longstaff: Legislating morality—the new prostitution law

Ah, yet another step backward into a failed past. I refer, of course, to our favourite government’s new Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, a piece of legislation that criminalizes the purchase of sexual services. To begin with, the bill isn’t even logical. It criminalizes buying sex but not selling it. While claiming that ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bill C-36: Analysis In Detail – Part I

The biggest pieces of Bill C-36 are well described elsewhere in the media, and there isn’t any real surprise to it.  The Harper Government has more or less just resurrected the old environment.   As with all such things the devil is in the details.  The odd little lines where the government changes clauses about ...