The waves move too fast For me to outrun them, Laughing with adrenaline My cotton pants are soaked and cold, Even on this sunny day. I’m always balancing On the edge of disaster, Drifting with the ebb and flow of kelp as it decays. Seaweed that has met disaster already. No longer planted in The forest […]
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 […]
Hello and thank you to all of those who are following Seaweave. I have now read many of your blogs and what an eclectic bunch you are! I’ve enjoyed exploring the nooks, crannies and margins of the internet with you. Because no blog is an island, over the next little while, I will be responding […]
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 […]
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 […]