This is a response to the post Female Mentors by Pumpkinember on the blog Bitterfurball. Thank you for your words, I’ve recognized my own experience in what you say, and wanted to respond on this day for women. I’ve really struggled to negotiate scholarly life minus female mentors and mostly feel on my own, without much […]
This is a post in response to Whispering Jack, after a recent blog that got me thinking, and arguing back! To read the original post, see here. In it, the energy of violence and a potential non-violent response is outlined, including how this may facilitate transformation. In reflecting on the post, and subsequent discussion, a […]
Radical feminists hate sex work. They see it through a lens of complete and overwhelming oppression. There is little room for shades of meaning and for them it is clear – prostitution must be eliminated and those imprisoned by the system of male sexual right must be rescued if women are to enjoy equal rights […]
When is it okay for occupational stories to become strange tales for public and private consumption? Most of us offload work experiences with family and friends to let off steam, but there are some jobs where this is totally unsuitable. A play called ‘Ugly Mugs’ – which finished its run at Griffin Theatre in Sydney two […]
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It’s hard to believe but the Australian government intends to open up Tasmania’s World Heritage forests to logging destruction. They have officially requested revocation of 74,000 hectares of World Heritage listed forests. Although the loggers previously claimed…
Strong or Silenced Voices? A small and succinct op ed, in which I argue for the decriminalisation of sex work.
Gabriela Silva Leite is dead. For me, her passing has stimulated continued reflection upon the meaning and passion of an activist life – a life lived for justice, often at odds with those in power. Leite was a Brazilian sex worker and sociologist who was instrumental in organising for the political rights of sex workers in that […]