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This is an important article by my friend Mistress Matisse, cross-posted from Medium. It’s ironic that journalist Melissa Gira Grant decided to write an article on how media attention can cause chaos in someone’s life, because in the life of a West Virginia woman named Heather, Melissa Gira Grant has become an agent of exactly […]

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Those of you who follow me on Twitter already know that last week was a painful one for those of us in the sex worker rights movement; journalist and former sex worker Melissa Gira Grant, who has long danced on the boundary between the “straight” world and the  demimonde, apparently decided she wanted a total […]

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COME GET UR BITE.  –  “Officer” Keith Bush Not quite a video, but in video format; this is the Philip K. Dick story “Impostor” adapted as a radio play.  And if you like that one, here are five more.  They were provided by Jesse Walker, who also gave us “Carmilla”; the other links were contributed by Cathy […]

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[Some] are not quite sure whether this is a hoax or not.  –  Zachary Whyte I’m rather sad that there aren’t many good Christmas videos any more, but at least Amy Winfrey brightened my week with this new muffin film.  The links above it were contributed by Tushy Galore (“axolotl”), Grace (“pigs” and “West”), Tim Worstall (“headline”), Tim Cushing (“problem” and “truth”), Radley Balko  (“Shakespeare”), Rick […]

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Unfortunately, our culture has changed.  –  John Cosgrove This week was full-blown headless-chicken busy, so I’m afraid I don’t have a lot for you.  However, one thing I do have is this interesting documentary on one of my favorite television shows, courtesy of Tim Cushing.  The links above it are from  Radley Balko, Mike Riggs, Radley again […]

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Boom shakalaka goes right there.  And all you fags can go to hell!  –  Reverend David Manning This week’s video is basically what one would get if a mad librarian got ahold of alphabetization software and turned it loose on…well, see for yourself; it was contributed by Jesse Walker, and the links above it were provided […]

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Punishing women who voluntarily sell sex for a living is human rights violation threatening their survival and another violence by the state.  –  Judge Cho Yong-ho The Pro-Rape Coalition  Another fact-free anti-porn polemic, quoting a bogus “study” created by prohibitionists: Watching natural-looking people engaging in sex that is consensual, pleasurable and realistic may not be harmful…but […]

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Some believe the limbs are more potent if the victims scream during amputation. This week, Paramount Pictures uploaded 150 movies to YouTube, including the one below (which was one of my favorites as a child).  This was called to my attention by Violet Blue; the links above the video were provided by Police Misconduct  (“faking”), Lucy Steigerwald (“911” and “horror”), Claudia […]

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We have to send a message to our kids.  –  politician Ann Rivers Now that Jae’s in a proper hospital in Seattle, I had a little more time to work on my blog and I’m going to try my best to get ahead a little if possible.  The video below is not recent, but it […]

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Many use their hands, others use their brains.  We use our vaginas to work.  –  Mónica Lencina The Red Umbrella  Katherine Koster of SWOP published this list of “17 Facts About Sexual Violence and Sex Work” as a lead-up to December 17th.   Most of my readers are probably familiar with all or at least most […]

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