Topic: Sex Workers

Harlotry: On Arguing With SWERFs (Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminists)

Harlotry: On Arguing With SWERFs (Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminists)

I lived in my cozy little sex worker-friendly utopia for quite a while before I realized that all was not just “rights not rescue” hashtags and descriptions of the harm of stigma that spanned several tweets. There was a dark side to sex worker Twitter, and it wasn’t in the small divisions and little tiffs between the anti-capitalists and the libertarians or the misandrists and women who truly, deeply love men. The dark side of sex worker Twitter is caused entirely by the frequent invasion by sex worker exclusionary radical feminists (SWERFs) and trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs). More »

Harlotry: Why I’m Only Friends With Sex Workers

Harlotry: Why I'm Only Friends With Sex Workers

I don’t really have any close female friends who aren’t current or former sex workers. I have plenty of civilian acquaintances, but it’s rare for my relationships with non-family civilians to get any more serious than a “hey, what’s up? You’re doing fine, great, me too!” kind of bond.

This is good and bad. It adds to the isolation of my work, but at the same time it shields me from a lot of the unfortunate aspects of trying to be friends with civilians. More »