by Furry Girl

02.26.10

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I recently got some feedback on my blog that read like an auto-generated essay against porn and sex work, hitting all the key arguments that I've heard a thousand times, just rearranged in a different order.

It got me thinking, hasn't anyone made a bingo card about this yet?  Apparently not, so I made one, with my top 25 most irritating frequently addressed accusations.  (Click here to get a larger version so that you can print it out and play along at home.)

[Edit: Miss Renegade Evolution made a sex work bingo card about a year ago, which I missed.  Go see her version here.]





30 Comments

  1. Love it! You have GOT to actually print these out and distribute them. We should offer sex worker bingo at the Desiree conference!

    Comment by Serpent — February 27, 2010 @ 12:05 am

  2. Beautiful! I'm so glad I stumbled into you. Definitely coming back to read more...

    Comment by Modern Hooker — February 27, 2010 @ 1:20 am

  3. Speaking of the whole 'performing our jobs out of altruism', I'm actually constantly and insanely happy about the fact that _my_ day job is one that I would spend time on even without a salary for it. I am also very aware of how relatively fragile this state of being is (academia is a VICIOUS field to build a career in).

    But then again, this much will hold true for anyone who is sufficiently passionate about what they do - and I imagine certainly for more than a few sex workers.

    Comment by Mikael Vejdemo Johansson — February 27, 2010 @ 2:17 am

  4. This is brilliant! I love it! When confronted by antis who believe our lives are literally impossible as we experience them, you can either laugh or cry. Laugh is better. I owe you a tube of vegan lip balm, thanks.

    Comment by Juline — February 27, 2010 @ 11:07 am

  5. This is so goddamn good, I can't tell if I want to frame it, cover it in chocolate and eat it or just take it on the bus and sit next to a stranger and offer to play.

    Either way, you've set a new high bar, fg.

    -arvan

    Comment by sexgenderbody — February 28, 2010 @ 12:55 am

  6. Thanks for all the positive feedback, everyone!

    Serpent: perhaps rather than bingo, the list could also make a good drinking game for the conference?

    Comment by Furry Girl — February 28, 2010 @ 12:58 am

  7. Excellent. Definitely going to share this. :-)

    Comment by TsaphanBabe — February 28, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

  8. Two suggestions:

    1. Third square under "O" is missing the word "to" (... women *to* hate their bodies).

    2. Add a url to the image so you get credit when it is reproduced and plastered all over.

    Comment by Angela J — March 1, 2010 @ 11:40 am

  9. There already is a sex work bingo card! But it's good to see another version too.

    Comment by Nine — March 1, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

  10. Angela: Thanks for the typo alert, I'll go an correct that. Good point about adding a little URL tag- I stuck my name in the title for that reason, but a URL doesn't hurt.

    Thanks, Nine! if anyone else had made a bingo card, it had to of been Ren.

    Comment by Furry Girl — March 1, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

  11. genius!! one of the best posts I've ever read. period.

    Comment by Harold M. Clemens — March 1, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

  12. Love it! I'm sooo tired of the "brainwashed by the patriarchy" crap. And yes, sure, there are people [of all sexes] who are exploited in sex work, but there are people who are exploited by sweatshops, by sexual harassment, by unsafe work conditions, etc. The anti-porn/anti-sex work worriers seem a lot less concerned with that.

    Comment by DominEditrix — March 8, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

  13. This is the fucking greatest! I just linked to it on my blog.

    Comment by Kat — March 9, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

  14. Perfect, FG. Absolutely freakin' PERFECT.

    Permission to borrow and copy to my site??

    Anthony

    Comment by Anthony Kennerson — April 7, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

  15. Yes, anyone's welcome to use it, so long as I'm credited.

    Comment by Furry Girl — April 8, 2010 @ 1:15 am

  16. I like your bingo card better.

    Comment by lovesickrobot — June 9, 2010 @ 5:25 am

  17. I teach a class on gender, and we printed these out and played bingo when we watched documentaries and listened to taped talks on porn/sex work...the first person to plausibly bingo got a candy bar. It took REMARKABLY little time. I mean, we filled up the whole card by the end of class...

    Thanks for making this!

    Comment by Neil Dryden — July 12, 2010 @ 5:20 am

  18. Thanks, Neil! That's cool if something I wrote was used in a class.

    Comment by Furry Girl — July 12, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

  19. Found this through the Facebook group "FIRST: Decriminalize Sex Work Now!" which linked to it.

    I'm very proudly feminist and I enjoyed this card. :^)

    Comment by M. Lives — April 5, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

  20. If I had a dollar for every time I've heard those.

    There's also "Well, if you're smart, no one is forcing you, there must be something wrong with you that you're doing this."

    Comment by Comixchik — May 19, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

  21. Hey! This is something interesting. I think I can modify some of the blocks and have this done during team buildings!

    Comment by FoxyReign — February 25, 2012 @ 12:01 am

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