On those damn rainbows and marriage equality

My Facebook has turned rainbow. Seriously, everywhere I look people have turned their profile pictures into rainbows in celebration; even typing this post now, I am faced with a rainbow banner across the WordPress website. I have never seen so many rainbows in my life, and I am sick of it… Yes, call me Ms Pessimist, but I really am… The United States of America … Continue reading On those damn rainbows and marriage equality

The Evidence Is In: Decriminalising Sex Work Is Critical to Public Health

RH Reality Check has published a exploration of evidence that decriminalisation (with an “s”, I do live in South Africa) is essential for public health. The Evidence Is In: Decriminalizing Sex Work Is Critical to Public Health. Of course it is great to see something that we’ve (we being the Sex Workers’ movement, and supporting movements) been saying for quite a long time explored to … Continue reading The Evidence Is In: Decriminalising Sex Work Is Critical to Public Health

Individual rights, collective change: a personal reflection on advocacy | MovementsRethink part 3

To regulate or not to regulate, it seems to be an important question in social movements. In many ways a lot of our advocacy is aimed at changing legislation, policy, etc.; about trying to get specific legislation and policy implemented in a certain way; about pushing for new legislation and policy. The complexity of this is clear, of course… We push for anti-discrimination laws, we … Continue reading Individual rights, collective change: a personal reflection on advocacy | MovementsRethink part 3

Okay, “virginilize” is not a word… but still!

Okay, so… According to a new bill proposed in South Africa, women are suppose to be protected from porn. Of course! why didn’t I ever realize this before women would never watch porn, they are all nice ladies who would only have sex because they are good wives (please note my sarcastic tone.) This recent attempt to infantilize women as goody-two-shoes who should be mentally … Continue reading Okay, “virginilize” is not a word… but still!