At The Believer, Shannon Tien caught up with Chester Brown, graphic novelist and author of the newly released Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, which Tien describes as “essentially a layman’s interpretation of the Bible.” Mary Wept is a collection of graphic adaptations of Biblical scenes involving prostitution, including Brown’s interpretation of Mary as a prostitute, with the goal of shedding light on the truths of sex work and advocating for the rights of sex workers, while presenting his personal vision of the Bible....more
Posts Tagged: Sex Workers Rights
A pervasive, and frustrating, myth is that dancing pays enough for us to stop complaining—that we get paid enough to be cool with however we’re treated. But that’s not true.
It’s about how “Show us your humanity!” is more belittling and damaging than “Show us your tits!”
At The Stranger, Conner Habib argues that anti-sex activists are actually just bigots out to marginalize and oppress sex workers....more
On this weekend in 1652, a law was passed in Rhode Island banning slavery in the colonies. Turns out that particular law didn’t cause much of a stir.
Unfortunately, some of today’s legislation intended to protect marginalized groups isn’t faring much better....more
This past Saturday, December 17th marked the 9th year of the annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. SF Bay Guardian looks back at the history of the San Francisco born tradition.
“It’s become a high holy day of whores....more
Hello Sex Worker Hater,
So, we meet again. You’re a shape shifter and I feel like I see you everywhere I go. I’ve spotted you on police forms for recovered bodies which had two categories: human and non-human....more