Garbage, Sex work, Revolution, and Amurrika

Posted on March 14, 2011

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More garbage from the GOP:

Peck’s response to media coverage of this? He was only joking, apparently. As if even a joke like that would be in any way fitting for a public representative. Oh and, it’s not his fault either, apparently everyone else from where he is from is also a racist..

a GREAT article on the sex work industry and how it divides feminists… it goes to show that 1. there is no solid “platform” of feminists and 2. even “feminists” need to learn how to shut up and listen and 3. either/or frameworks just don’t work

Daria’s work is at the center of one of the most raging storms in feminism, torn between feminists who support sex workers in their struggle to legitimize the selling of sex and secure their rights as workers, and abolitionist feminists who are determined to abolish the sex industry and ‘free’ all sex workers. Abolitionist feminists see sex work as coercive and violent and sex workers as ‘prostituted victims’ in need of rescue. Abolitionist feminists are frequently socially and economically privileged citizens of the global north who use their economic and political clout to support and promote the ‘rescue industry’.

Where is the feminist revolution?

Where is the revolution of women? When will women look around at the global state of womankind and say ‘enough is enough’? When will women take to the streets, unified on our Day of Rage, and refuse to leave until the power structures that keep us exploited, and starving, and abused, begin to quiver in fear? Where is our Tahrir Square?

I consider myself a feminist, but I would be afraid if there was a feminist revolution.  Any true revolution cannot be owned by one sector of society, we need a human revolution.  I agree that feminist philosophies are a great starting point, but it cannot end there.

Fareed Zakaria on America (he’s brilliant):

The decisions that created today’s growth — decisions about education, infrastructure and the like — were made decades ago. What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and ’60s

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