'Playing the Whore- The Work of Sex Work' -Melissa Gira Grant 2014
This excellent sassy quote is one of many in this excellent book I’m currently reading/loving. Great analysis of the theoretical and practical implications of pervasive myths about sex work and workers.
The context of the quote was some “study” where “scientists” tested women’s ability to do maths problems when wearing bikinis compared to fully clothed. Apparently this disrupted mental capacity or whatever… That kind of obviously flawed study is indicative of all these attempts to quash and discredit the power of sex workers and sex work conceptually and practically to disrupt all levels of patriarchy and attempted control of sexuality.As she goes on to say, the basic attitude of “just swap the bikini for a sweater and the psychic wounds of the patriarchy will be healed” is so damaging to everyone but directly targets sex workers and blames us for the shit that we are obviously not able to control and just trying to survive like everyone else…
They can’t handle the truth.
So brilliantly laid out by Melissa. Get it. Read it. Borrow off me/my housemate (thank yoooou JAW for sharing with me!!!)
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Summer is almost over
Thank you so much. Time is feeling super fleeting. I wish I could stay! But I’ll be back.
Wanting to spend a lot of my last time floating around Oakland or at the river! Let’s try!!!