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 […]
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 […]
What would you look like if you were a tree? Goats cheese and beetroot dip, A late lunch, Working all night, And then Mornings with Kerrie-Ann, Grinding our beans and each other, Washing up, Making up, Hot muffin, Fresh from the oven, Recycled fashion for ourselves, Haiku, Gaol time, Syringe Disposal Unit Overflowing, Musical theatre, […]
This is the transcript of a paper that I recently presented at the 7th Annual Australian Women’s Health Conference in Sydney. It came under the category of Informing Government Policy to Improve the Health of Australian Women. It’s a long paper, but worth the read. As you may know, I am passionate about sex industry […]