December 18, 2009

filthygorgeousthings:

The music video to end all music videos: ‘Paradise Circus’ from Massive Attack’s forthcoming album Heligoland (out Feb. 9th). Vocals by Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star).

It features an absolutely entrancing Georgina Spelvin, performer/vixen from the 1973 porn flick The Devil in Miss Jones.  (via debauchette) (F/lthyGorgeousTh/ngs)

triplevision:

I know Dakota from Prince Street, and I think she’s groovy.
(PHOTO: Dakota via Dazed & Confused, November 2009)

triplevision:

I know Dakota from Prince Street, and I think she’s groovy.

(PHOTO: Dakota via Dazed & Confused, November 2009)

As Josephine says, “Sex work is difficult to articulate; it’s the kind of job that you only totally understand if you’ve done it.” And since most who have done that type of work are loath to openly admit it, sex workers can have a hard time finding other women to identify with. Having one’s internal experience accurately described is incredibly valuable for most marginalized individuals precisely because the reality of their lives is largely ignored or devalued. When readers express their gratitude for the all-too-uncommon sense of being made visible, the blogger feels validated both in her writing and in her lived experience. It’s hard to overstate the power in that.
There are a lot of different projects that sex workers and our allies must work on to ensure our rights: we must work to reduce stigma and encourage the general public to think of us as multi-faceted human beings; we must work to ensure our legal rights and protections not just from potentially violent clients but from law enforcement officers and the legal system; we must work to gain greater access to nonjudgmental health care services and providers who are educated on our needs; we must create culture and tell our stories to each other and the world at large; we must defend ourselves against people who supposedly have our best interests in mind yet won’t listen to our statements of needs; we must challenge bad health policies and distribution of funds at the local, national, and international levels; and last but not least - we must create networks of emotional and spiritual support so we can stay strong and continue to do this very exhausting work.
But it’s hard to do even a sliver of that essential work when we are being killed, silenced by hate and fear and a deep and dangerous assumption that we are expendable, that no one will care when we do not come hom
melissa:

moralhighground:

Reading empowering statements about December 17, the significance of red umbrellas and more at the opening of the vigil for the Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, December 17, 2009. (Metropolitan Community Church, New York)

melissa:

moralhighground:

Reading empowering statements about December 17, the significance of red umbrellas and more at the opening of the vigil for the Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, December 17, 2009. (Metropolitan Community Church, New York)

tissie:

i have a giant body pillow that sort of looks like an uncircumcised cock. it also has a label on it that says, ‘butter soft.’ neither of these things were made aware to me until months after i had been cuddling with it every night, and now i can’t lay with the thing without thinking about some giant white man’s dick all greased up in butter

tissie:

i have a giant body pillow that sort of looks like an uncircumcised cock. it also has a label on it that says, ‘butter soft.’ neither of these things were made aware to me until months after i had been cuddling with it every night, and now i can’t lay with the thing without thinking about some giant white man’s dick all greased up in butter