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Taylor Swift buys porn site domains

Taylor Swift buys porn site domains | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift is the proud owner of many enviable items:

Gorgeous kitties, legs that go on forever, seven Grammy’s and err, two porn site domains. The pop goddess has reportedly purchased the rights to two rather questionable websites, TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult so that no one else out there can make money off her name, or porn.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 28, 12:41 AM

It's exactly what I would do.

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Annie Sprinkle and the Founding of December 17th

Annie Sprinkle and the Founding of December 17th | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex work activist Annie Sprinkle was the mind behind the original International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. After the conviction of "Green River Killer" Gary Ridgway, Sprinkle and activists from SWOP decided that a holiday was necessary to commemorate people in our community who have been the victims of violence, and to draw…
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Why a Bollywood actress doing sex work is none of our business

Why a Bollywood actress doing sex work is none of our business | Sex Work | Scoop.it

There is something unethical and pornographic about the way the media announced the arrest of a young National-Award-winning actress for prostitution this week. The media was mean-spirited when it divulged racy details about the way the West Zone police (presumably from Mumbai as the 23-year-old actress lives in the city, according to sketchy media reports) along with Hyderabad police, swooped into a Banjara Hills hotel to arrest the actress and her "pimp" after setting up a decoy client.

The media didn’t care to conceal the name of the actress and but lasciviously disclosed every possible detail about her. This despite the fact that the law clearly says that the practice of selling one’s own sexual service is permissible, that sexual activity in exchange for a fee, between two consenting adults and in private is not a crime.

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Will There Be Satisfaction In Sex Work?

Will There Be Satisfaction In Sex Work? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Thursday night, USA aired the pilot episode of Satisfaction. It was pretty clear from the heavy promotion, that this show was going to be about a married man who discovers his wife is using the ser...
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The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, most famous for authoring I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, passed away at age 86 on May 28th, 2014. Her literary agent Helen Brann confirmed the news to press, and thus began a worldwide outpouring of grief. The top trending tag on Twitter was “RIP Maya Angelou” and,…
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Sean Pusol's curator insight, June 7, 2014 10:08 AM

very interesting glamourize death and murder and shame sex the great world we live in SMH 

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Tease

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Julie Tepperman and Amy Keating get intimate and interactive in one-on-one show at east-end performance crawl


...Keating took some women’s studies classes at university, and is interested in sex work and the third-wave feminist view that women who do sex work aren’t victims.


“They have a choice and agency,” she says. “I say that knowing that there’s a grey area and everything is not as simple as that – and that I’m speaking as a privileged white woman.”


Coincidentally, the two see a connection between the stripper’s world and that of live theatre.

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Reading gender: On Gloria Steinem's latest collection of articles

Reading gender: On Gloria Steinem's latest collection of articles | Sex Work | Scoop.it

This is also the Gloria Steinem the world has known for decades now. It’s seen her become an icon for women across the world, changing lives and thought processes. Earlier this week, Steinem released a compilation of her readings, titled “The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader: As if Women Matter”. Published by Rupa in English and Rajkamal publications in Hindi, the reader contains an introduction by Ruchira Gupta, Founder President of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an NGO that works against sex trafficking. Gupta has also edited the compilation. The book contains a new essay by Steinem on sex trafficking, titled “The Third Way — An End of Trafficking and Prostitution: A Beginning of Mutual Sexuality”, along with other pieces written by the feminist and activist over decades of work with gender and violence. The essays address issues like gender inequality, marginalisation and violence, and approach each question from viewpoint that can be at once universal and context-specific.


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Has anyone read that "End of Trafficking and Prostitution" article? If so, please do tell!

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Zhang Ziyi Reaches Settlement Regarding Libelous $100 Million Prostitution Claims

Zhang Ziyi Reaches Settlement Regarding Libelous $100 Million Prostitution Claims | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Zhang Ziyi has finally settled her legal case against a U.S. media website that accused her of prostitution.

 

The Beijing-born Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress reached an undisclosed agreement with Boxun News, who Ziyi sued last year for publishing libelous reports claiming she was paid up to $100 million to have sex with Chinese government officials

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Although ther is a long history linking prositution and acting... See here: http://sco.lt/9IOAPh

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Interview with a Porn Star: Lorelei Lee on sex, gender, and "Public Sex, Private Lives."

Interview with a Porn Star: Lorelei Lee on sex, gender, and "Public Sex, Private Lives." | Sex Work | Scoop.it

If there’s a stigma around sex workers, it’s that we have placed them in a box of our own moral judgments, without really knowing anything about them.

 

What to make, then, of Lorelei Lee, who’s fluent in four languages, holds an MFA from NYU, writes poetry and screenplays, and references William Carlos Williams in herblog? Since emerging from the Kink.com dungeons (literally) more than a decade ago,  she’s become not only a featured performer and director, but a poster child for the sex-positive aspects of the porn industry: she’s smart, literate, and firmly empowered by her choice to be a professional “pain slut.”

 

Lee is a natural choice for the documentary Public Sex, Private Lives, an engrossing film—screening at DocFest—which challenges our assumptions about porn and the women who choose it as both lifestyle and profession. Lee is one of three subjects in the film—the others are Princess Donna and Isis Love—who allow the camera to peer into where they are truly most vulnerable: not in their onscreeen nakedness, but in their offscreen lives.


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Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning

Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What may have begun as the vengeful opportunistic act of a lover scorned (deflowered and left to prostitution) is quickly shown to be more complicated, exposing more than unfinished business but unrequited feelings between the two.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Lest you forget, Shirley Jones won an Oscar for her role of prostitute Lulu Bains in this film.

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