Ep 24: The Sex Wars!

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In Episode 24, Melody and Raechel bring you a brief history and discussion of THE SEX WARS! What are the roots of the debate amongst feminists about pornography and sex work? How have these debates influenced in our contemporary feminist landscape?  Who has access to safety in sex work? If all labor is exploitative under capitalism, can sex work ever be empowering? We discuss all this and lots more! PLUS: who’s ruining the dinner party (hint: it’s not Muslim women in burkinis), and our RWLs of the week!

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Further reading/viewing

Live Nude Girls Unite! 

Amber Hollibaugh (and others) interview on queer perspectives on sex work

Sex Worker Outreach Program (SWOP)

Ellen Willis, “Feminism, Moralism, and Pornography” (pro-sex feminist)

The complete works of Andrea Dworkin (anti-porn feminist) can be found here 

RWL

Raechel: A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal//pig takes cat on a walk video//”Good as Hell” remixes + 30 secs of new Frank Ocean

Mel: A Good Time for the Truth//AJ+ satirical racism in the workplace video//Pandora, The Staves//Bon Iver//Tegan and Sara mix

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