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In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple

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How Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, all nine-sixteenths of a second of it, changed TV, the internet, and American culture.

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Fracking, Stripping, Speaking: The Sexual Politics of Sex Work

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The implication is that with the insufficient “supply” of women, tempting men with a hint of sexuality is too dangerous. This is almost a textbook example of victim-blaming, in which victims of sexual assault or aggression are construed to have been asking for it based on non-verbal cues, such as clothing, demeanor or profession. This sort of rhetoric flares up in large-scale rape cases. While covering the alleged rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman, known in the media as the Maryville case, an expert witness on Fox Newssaid, “What did she expect to happen at 1am in the morning after sneaking out?” The example in the New York Times article is a variation on the same concept; the woman is cautioned that she should adjust her behavior because this will either tempt or invite sexual aggression from men. It is not the man’s responsibility to not rape women; it is the woman’s responsibility to not ‘ask for it’.

 

It may seem redundant to point out the commodification of female flesh in the industry of sex work. However, the issue at hand is specifically the rationalization that it is a simple function of the influx of men that creates conditions fertile for exploitation and predation. Critically absent from this discourse is a question as to why the men in Williston engage in this behavior. Ara Wilson, an associate professor of women’s studies at Duke University, points out that the definition of capitalist markets as “benign vehicles” that merely channel “wants, needs, and desires” overlooks the fact that “desires can be fostered and created.” Anybody can see how a sense of necessity did not precede the existence of consumer goods like smart phones, jewelry, or the millions of toys produced each year. However, with sex work, it’s taken as a given that desire precedes the market, and Wilson notes that a discussion of the creation of desire for sex work “remain[s] surprisingly unexamined”.

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Overall an excellent essay; however, it does not make distinctions between sex & rape. Sex work is about delivering a consensual service; rape is not about sex ~ it is about violence. See also: http://www.cultofgracie.com/2012/02/28/oil-isnt-the-only-slick-smarmy-thing-in-williston-nd/
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Overall an excellent essay; however, it does not make distinctions between sex & rape. Sex work is about delivering a consensual service; rape is not about sex ~ it is about violence.

 

See also: http://www.cultofgracie.com/2012/02/28/oil-isnt-the-only-slick-smarmy-thing-in-williston-nd/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:06 PM

As [url=/u/606125 x-already-notified=1]Gracie Passette[/url] wrote, this article does not make distinctions between sex & rape. Sex work is about delivering a consensual service; rape is not about sex ~ it is about violence. See also: http://www.cultofgracie.com/2012/02/28/oil-isnt-the-only-slick-smarmy-thing-in-williston-nd/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:09 PM

As [url=/u/606125 x-already-notified=1]Gracie Passette[/url] said, this article makes good points but also misses distinctions between sex & rape. Sex work is about delivering a consensual service; rape is not about sex ~ it is about violence. See also: http://www.cultofgracie.com/2012/02/28/oil-isnt-the-only-slick-smarmy-thing-in-williston-nd/

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On Porn and Professionalism: The Staggering Hypocrisy of a Rarely-Questioned Perspective

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Not for the first time, I am faced with the inevitable question: why the flying fuck (no pun intended) would seeing someone have sex preclude that person from “being an effective teacher [or whatever] and respected colleague”? What, seriously, is the matter with people? As maddening as I find this, I also feel truly bewildered, because I simply do not understand this phenomenon.

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Gloria Brame Discusses Sexual Freedom in America - Sex~Kitten.net

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Gloria Brame, leading international authority on BDSM and fetish sex, talks culture and politics with Gracie.

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A few years ago, during the Bush administration, I asked Gloria the following: "In a time of vanilla politics, how would you evaluate the BDSM community reaction? Do you think folks are worried? Not taking it seriously? Is it an issue in your mind?"

 

I thought, given the times, it would be wise to revisit her response.

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How 2013 Became The Greatest Year In Gay Rights History

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"This year represented the true tipping point," says Eric Marcus, author of Making Gay History. "We've reached a moment in history where it's very difficult, if not impossible, to go back."

 

This has been "the gayest year in gay history," in the words of Fred Sainz, vice president of the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign, and not only because individual states and the U.S. Supreme Court have extended greater protections to gay couples.

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Internet Porn Continues To Be Blamed For Immature & Insane Brains

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It seems that “men today” are expecting women, especially those they are not yet in relationships with to play like porn stars. As I’ve said before, there’s a name for those who confuse fantasy with reality: Mentally Ill. But rather than blaming these men for such delusional minds, folks are blaming porn ~ especially Internet porn. *sigh*

 

Isn’t this version of the blame-game, like so many others, boring by now?

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