Category Archives: Prostitution, Porn and Sex Work

Fragments of Evolving Manhood: Korea 1

This post is an edited excerpt from an essay called “Relishing My Solitude” that I published in The American Voice in 1997. With a half-finished bottle of soju sitting on the floor between us, and another two waiting to be … Continue reading

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Fragments of Evolving Manhood: Thinking About Pornography 5

[Edited slightly on 10/12 to correct some inconsistencies.] I’m looking at Playboy’s Miss October for 1995 and I’m trying to remember what it was like to see pictures of naked women for the first time. My brother and I were … Continue reading

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US Prostitution Laws Are Awful And Can't Be Changed

I was reading an article about Mexican brothel laws. Mexican brothels apparently use the “legal, but heavily regulated, including medical testing of prostitutes” approach to prostitution I’ve heard Americans advocate (and which is the approach used by Nevada). I’ve also … Continue reading

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Immersion: Porn by Robbie Cooper

Since we’re discussing porn, I thought I’d post this, which I thought was interesting. I’m not sure if it’s porn or not — it has no nudity or explicit images — but it’s probably NSFW. The video features interviews of … Continue reading

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Talking about talking about pornography

“If I go to the debate on pornography, I’ll just fume about the fact that everyone’s got stupid analysis but me.” I said that a couple of months ago, and I was joking, but only a little bit. Feminist discussions … Continue reading

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The Poetry Brothel…Satire Or What?

There is a new kind of poetry happening in NYC called The Poetry Brothel. The basic idea is that the poets are prostitutes and the patrons are johns who pay to have poetry read to them in private. There is … Continue reading

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The Assault Of Dymond Milburn Was About Three Things

I was just coming to “Alas” to post about the horrific assault of Dymond Milburn, but I see Jeff is already there. But I wanted to add three quick points to Jeff’s comments. 1) The assault on Dymond Milburn is … Continue reading

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“Even if you cry, nothing will change.”

Cross-posted from The Mustard Seed. “Any male who wears as woman’s attire in public for immoral purposes shall be guilty of an offense and on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand or to imprisonment for a … Continue reading

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Pecah Lobang – Muslim Transexual Workers in Malaysia

This is a documentary by my wonderful friend (whom I had the honor of meeting in a mass media and law class which has developed into what will obviously be a life long friendship) Poh Si Teng.

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Great vlog on the Spitzer scandal and music industry hypocripsy

Curtsy Feministing.

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