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BOOK REVIEW: Queer: A Graphic History

This is one of the more challenging reviews for me to write, because I want to engage with my reaction to the ideas presented as if they are being expounded and put forward for debate – but that is actually … Continue reading

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About that twitter misogyny research (and bad science reporting)

CONTENT NOTE: research of rape “threats” and threatening language. I first saw the story today claiming that “50% of misogynistic tweets are made by women” on the BBC News website. I noted other sources being cited on Twitter later, with … Continue reading

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“A ghastly parody” – of an academic (my take on Greer’s transphobia)

So, a few quick thoughts on Germaine Greer’s latest attempts to defend her transphobic hate speech and hold herself unaccountable for her despicable views. (I’ve used the Guardian article for this) She claimed a month ago, “It strikes me as … Continue reading

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Thought Experiment: Giving Rocqui A Gender

I like thought experiments. I think they can be useful for expressing or exploring ideas in science (famously, a thought experiment about bouncing balls on trains is used to explain the theory of relativity, for example), philosophy, and ethics. They … Continue reading

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Editing is a political act: changes to reply to Observer transphobe free speech letter

So, last week’s letter defending the right of transphobes and whorephobes to impose themselves on audiences at will received a response. It turned out that the transphobes’ letter had been edited, and the same is true of the response. I … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY: Selling Bodies (a parable?)

The oft-repeated trope that sex work somehow involves women “selling their bodies” is equally often answered by sex workers saying, “Hey, look, I’ve still got mine!” I let my imagination do its thing, and the following is a small snippet … Continue reading

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Dr Rupert Read isn’t really sorry

I’m taking a break from planned posts to write on this, since Cambridge is pretty much local to me (I’m in South Cambs Parliamentary constituency, but Cambridge is close). [EDIT TO ADD: Rupert Read has added a long comment on … Continue reading

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“I see Pride, I see Power…” – Meet my Submissive Icons

(Title quote comes from the movie “Cool Runnings”, and might continue, in the context of this post, “…I see a badass Subbie who takes good care of somebody!”) After thinking about my Dom Icons last week, I felt my work … Continue reading

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Humiliation: hotness and hard-limits

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past month or two about how I relate to humiliation from a Submissive perspective. I have always simply said that it’s a hard limit, but some of the ways I have been roleplaying … Continue reading

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IDEVASW: another year, the same struggle

Today, 17th December, is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. I have a few moments that I didn’t expect to have spare, and I do not like to let the day go past without at least a short … Continue reading

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