This is our first guest post by Courtney D. Campbell, an independent filmmaker and director of Changing Directions Films LLC which he founded in Portland, Oregon.
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:
There was a time when “the Swedish model” meant either some girl who was dating Leonardo DiCaprio, or a literary anthology of IKEA assembly instructions.