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Bhikshuni Vimala: At the Foot of the Tree

My mother taught me how to sell my youth for money and some sense of power, just as her mother had taught her. At our front door, I answered the … Continue reading

August 27, 2021 · 4 Comments

Michael Simms: The Trojan Women

The slaves in the dark hold of the ship cannot climb out or go back to where things went wrong. There’s no light, no voice of comfort, just chaos and darkness where they have to find their own peace without the kindness of others.

March 14, 2021 · 14 Comments

Tamara MacLeod: Lolita understood that some sex is transactional. So did I.

It is perfectly consistent to be deeply critical of the economic and gender inequalities that give rise to sex work, and still advocate for sex workers. The way to deal with cognitive dissonance is to tilt your head a little.

September 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges and Rachel Moran: Prostitution — Being Raped for a Living

— In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges speaks with author and former prostitute Rachel Moran about the violence and disempowerment inherent in prostitution. “People who depict … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ by Lou Reed

“Walk On The Wild Side” is from Lou Reed’s 1972 album Transformer, his second after leaving The Velvet Underground, and was highly controversial when it came out. The song is about transvestites who … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: The Angel Of 11th Street

  At the end of another drunken week of beer and whiskey and wine I walked home and on the street I met a woman who bummed a cigarette from … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

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