New York artist Linda Troeller and German writer and photographer Marion Schneider have a new project called Intimacies that looks at ways to identify, visualize, and politicize the complexity of being orgasmic today.
I didn’t create this Project for your spanktastic delight. And so I promptly delete your misogynistic, and often quite idiotic, comments. Yes, the photos are taken of the inside of vaginas (using a speculum, flashlight, and camera), but the intention is not to arouse you. Get over it.
Sudhir Venkatesh has already had more than his allotted 15 minutes, but his most recent appropriation of sex workers’ lives gives us—sex workers, people in the sex trade, and allies—a moment to reflect on unethical researchers who have not yet realized that they are as much under the microscope as we are.
Gabriela inaugurated a way of being and doing politics. Born into a middle class family in São Paulo, she left her college studies in 1970s to work in prostitution. In the late 1970s, she organized the first protests against the frequent human rights abuses she witnessed among her colleagues.
This guest post, The emergency of everyday life: What activists who care about the Russia Olympics should learn from sex workers, and why, was published on September 14 in A Paper Bird and is republished with permission from the author: