Posted by trouble on February 26, 2002, at 3:15:51
In reply to riding the turnip truck, posted by sar on February 25, 2002, at 20:08:26
If it's not registering then maybe it's not time to be calling yourself denigrating names. You need perspective, dear.
If you're already utilizing the following resources then you're in good supportive hands, if not, then it's important that you check them out.
COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics)
First Union of sex workers; Works for the rights of all sex workers, also provides assistance for those wishing to get out of the biz.
2269 Chestnut St. #452
SF, CA 94123-2607
Whores and Other Feminists by Jill Nagle
Haven't read it but it received rave reviews on Amazon, also had a cheap used copy.
Live Sex Acts: Women Performing Erotic Labor
by Wendy Chapkis-
50 interviews w/ men and women in U.S. and Netherlands. scholarly, political, kind of redundant but worthwhile if bought used.
Anything by Annie Sprinkle, if you only look for one resource I recmd this woman. Type name in keyword and it will take you to links.
Also, here's one you can get at the public library, it's short story fiction, not necessarily about sex work, but it pertains to the kind of life you're leading and I enjoyed it tremendously.
BAD BEHAVIOR by Mary Gaitskill, came out in the late '80s.
I performed a scene from it in a college Oral Interpretation of Literature class and a fellow student complained about the filth and pornographic mind-set I generally brought to school so I threw a chair at him. My professor, a Dr. Bob type character didn't flinch or skip a beat but said evenly that no, he believed trouble's choice of material had substantial literary merit. I felt so guilty he didn't yell at me I never acted out in class again, the end.
But how's by you, Sar?