by Furry Girl
I was recently in the Bay Area for two noble purposes: shooting strapon porn and attending the third Arse Elektronika conference. And, somewhere in-between, accomplishing plenty of eating, drinking, and socializing with many of my favorite nerdverts.
On the porn end of things, I got a lot done. I shot my first five models for Cocksexual.com, including this lovely lady:
There was much cuteness to be had, as well as hot cocksucking, fucking, drag and gender play, jerking off, and a certain amazing woman who can suck her own dick. (You'll have to wait until February 2010 to see who!)
I also had a great time at Arse Elektronika. Here's Annalee Newitz (currently of io9.com fame) presenting her talk on the history and future of love, with potential scenarios for how we might be having relationships 300 years from now.
Thank you to all of the awesome people with whom I had a chance to re-connect or meet for the first time! It would take me too long to list you all, but know that you're still my beautiful and unique snowflakes (of frozen sexual secretions).
One of the themes of conversation for the weekend was how We (in the most royal and vague sense) would like to live in a world where They accept our kinks, geekery, genders, and modes of sexual expression. While I was in that frame of mind for the conference, many San Franciscans were spending their Saturday having a daytime rave. The BART into the city was besieged by young people in their best "freak" outfits comprised of shiny/neon things from American Apparel. They were there to have fun and play weirdo dress-up for a day, and then go back to being frat boys and Forever 21 clerks or whatever it is that normal young people do.
It was a contrast that highlighted an important social division for me. Some of us try to de-stigmatize our communities, while others work to stigmatize themselves (in shallow, temporary ways). It's interesting to observe which subcultures revolve around which approach.
Furry Girl: a good time not yet had by all.
- I operate SWAAY.org, an accessible sex workers' rights site that educates the general public about our lives and our issues.
- I've been vegan for 13 years because it's the easiest way for an individual to contribute to less violence, suffering, and exploitation.
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- "You have no right to dislike feminism after all it's done for you!"
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- An argument for more sex workers to be out?
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- Feminist porn isn't a branch of sex workers' rights, it's an obstacle
- How are we branding sex workers rights in the US? (Let's focus more on *worker*, less on *sex*!)
- How to do your homework on trafficking, "rescue", and the affected communities
- Let's stop pretending that "objectification" is a thing that exists
- Musings on ethical porn and the red herrings of "feminist porn" and "violent porn"
- My call for a "working" class uprising against inaccessible discourse and the over-representation of dabblers
- Sex trafficking is the new crack: manufactured "epidemics" as political tools
- The common logical fallacies deployed by anti-sex worker activists
- Things I've gained from being a sex worker: an anti-paternalistic perspective
- Vigilantism and 'crushing bastards': in praise of anger, hatred, and taking joy in the smiting of one's enemies
- Want to play BINGO with the antis?
- Watch out for psuedoscience: my long-time nemeses of concern trolling and "teaching the controversy"
- What do I mean when I say "sex worker"? Why I'm against an overly-broad definition
- Why I call them "anti-sex worker" rather than "anti-porn" or "anti-prostitution," and why you should too
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- Amanda Brooks
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- Dan Savage on SLOG
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- Laura Agustín
- Lux Nightmare [2006-2007]
- Maggie McNeill
- Our Porn, Ourselves
- Sequoia Redd
- Serpent Libertine
- Sex Worker Pie Charts
- Sexonomics by Brooke Magnanti
- Shit They Say to Sex Workers
- Stuff Sex Workers Eat
- Whore Madonna