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For Brazil’s sex workers, a World Cup brothel boom turns to bust

For Brazil’s sex workers, a World Cup brothel boom turns to bust | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In a country with conflicted attitudes about its sexy reputation, workers speculate that men spent too much money on tickets or the high cost of living...


“They think that because of Carnaval, bikinis and the tiny clothes we wear.” That’s what women are supposed to be like here, added Ms. Vasconcelos. “But then men say, ‘there are no good women any more, there are no women you can marry,’ ” because the sexy image women feel compelled to present is also considered tainted.


The sociologist Marlene Teixeira Rodrigues, an expert on gender and prostitution at the University of Brasilia, calls it the “daily hell” of Brazilian women. “You’re thought of as accessible – women in all social classes, races, and generations, in every way,” she said.

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I Don’t Care About Clients

I Don’t Care About Clients | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The point I am trying to make here is that if clients were contributing something valuable or even something innocuous to our movement, I could deal. Instead, they are perpetrating whorephobia. I fear that people who don’t know better will see posts like this and think these men somehow have more knowledge of our lives and the realities of our work than we do. After all, the conversations surrounding punters and activism are largely cisheteronormative, and most of these men bring their male privilege to the table, while not even being aware of these advantages.


Beyond that, this issue seems to cause a divide between sex workers and, as evidenced by my anon friend, makes those of us who don’t subscribe to this thinking feel isolated, as if we’re doing something wrong. As if it’s our responsibility to listen and care about what men have to say. After all, it’s part of our socialization as women and marginalized people to listen to men, just as it’s part of our male clients’ socialization to speak over us and for us.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 3, 10:09 PM

Interesting points about male advocates for female issues.

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Is Wearing Vintage Fashions Feminist? (Or, Sign Of The Times 1948)

Is Wearing Vintage Fashions Feminist? (Or, Sign Of The Times 1948) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

At my vintage living blog, Things Your Grandmother Knew, I’ve written about the tendency to romanticize the past, but I recently read two blog posts discussing vintage fashion in terms of “the vintage girl being the new feminist” and thought it was time to discuss the subject from a more feminist angle…


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Whether your passion is vintage fashion or sex positivity, you'll like this ~ it mentions sex workers in a positive light too.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Context matters.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:25 PM

Whether your passion is vintage fashion orsex positivity, you'll like this.

 

Thanks @Deanna Dahlsad for including sex workers in this post!

Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:29 PM

Whether your passion is vintage fashion or sex positivity, you'll like this.

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I Once Believed the Sexual Double Standard Favored Men | Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross

I Once Believed the Sexual Double Standard Favored Men | Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Lately I’ve been getting men requesting sex coaching sessions similar to the work I do with women. While I believe this kind of sex training would make a big difference for them and their partners, private hands-on sessions with a man is called “prostitution” by our government.

 

Unfortunately, this remains illegal although it’s a victimless crime. Even a woman doing erotic massage is flirting with John Law. You can thank our puritanical government filled with lying, phony Christians, Mormons and Jews who consistently get caught “cheating” but end up redeemed after a round of public humiliation and they promise to seek professional help.

The closest thing we have to legitimate hands-on sex teaching for men is with surrogate partners who work under the auspices of a licensed sex therapist. However that entails two fees which can become a costly burden for most men. I don’t even know a therapist on the East Coast offering surrogacy therapy or training. This affective approach seems to be more available on the West Coast. You can Google Sexual Surrogate Therapy for more information. Until America can grow up, any man who seeks sexual guidance with the kind of practical hands on therapy that I believe really works is SOL.

 

It amazes me to remember how I once believed the sexual double standard favored men. I now realize that most men have little to no idea how to sexually please a woman. The result is that far too many women have never had an orgasm as we are raised to believe we’ll be awakened by Mr. Right. For every pre-orgasmic woman there’s a premature ejaculating man. Still America has no adequate sexuality education available that would include pleasure and orgasms. Meanwhile men judge themselves on their sexual skills or ability to “make a woman come” and to “get the job done” with no information other than viewing porn.


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Sexwork Thru Gender


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Anti Sex Work Tirade

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Consequently, her argument that selling sex is a way of disrupting patriarchy, and thus patriarchal capitalism, falls short for me. Just like the price tag on her education, patriarchal capitalism and free market principles determine the price tag on her body. It’s patriarchal capitalism that will determine she is “shot out” and should retire. And after she’s retired from selling sex, she will have to re-enter a patriarchal capitalist society, “ashamed” or not of her economic choices.

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I agree that education is important;  and I'm anti-patriarchy. But this conversation dismisses the factual subject of people, of women, who like sex work. For a myriad of reasons, we like sex work. And that's too shocking for so many brains.


And funny how we never have these conversations about the capitalistic body issues of aging etc. regarding models, athletes, etc.

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Scantily Clad Casino Employees: Sex Sells, Right?

Scantily Clad Casino Employees: Sex Sells, Right? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why casinos often employ scantily clad waitresses? I'm not making this up as some sort of feminist attack or even a complaint. Many casinos, like the Rio in Vegas, do more th...

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Prostitute to be sentenced May 31 | SeacoastOnline.com

Admitted prostitute Alexis Wright will be headed to jail following her May 31 sentencing.

 

...Wright pleaded guilty one week to the day after her co-conspirator Mark Strong was sentenced to jail for being her pimp.

 

Strong, 57, of Thomaston, was found guilty in March of 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution. He was sentenced to 20 days in York County Jail, which was reduced by five days for good behavior. He was released April 5.

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Whatdaya bet she gets a much heavier sentence ~ and has to serve it all too

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Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Women are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.

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True in mainstream & adult.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 11, 2013 1:26 AM
Cameron Russell on race and genger -- on the catwalk & beyond.