i have a complicated relationship with reality.
Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.
"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men."
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dude I can’t stress this enough.
Sex work is a hot issue right now. Every little asshole dabbling in social work or sociology or anthropology or hell even English, “wants to do research” on sex workers.
But there are actual sex workers with legit real life experience not being allowed to do this same research or being shut down or kicked out of programs or bullied out of school for their jobs.
If you really WANT to support sex workers fall the fuck back and support us doing our own research, ask us what we need, ask how you can support us, and stop barreling in like captain save a ho like your questions are gonna be the shit to change the world. Find a different topic for fucks sake. Free up space for us.
I know multiple, yes MULTIPLE women who was pushed out of their academic field in college when it was revealed (by themselves or someone else) that they were doing sex work to support themselves and pay tuition. Most of these women were social work or psychology majors who, at least once, were bullied, sex-shamed, or excluded from their studies by their professors, advisers, and the faculty at their schools. Several were given the ultimatum of “quit sex work or quit this university, we won’t allow you to do both.”, which is, of course, ridiculous, since sex work was HOW they were paying to be students in the first place, and there is nothing about doing or having done sex work that makes you a bad student, social worker, therapist or counselor. This post needs to be visibility. Academic sex workers need visibility. We need support and validation, not pity or threats or discrimination or “saving”.
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African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)