If you happened to read my posting from last Friday over at www.blog.myspace.com/swopeast, then you were privy to my cries of loneliness while attempting to educate a coworker, in my “straight” job, about the critical need for full recognition of sex workers’ human rights. I got into that sticky situation shortly after reading about the recent discovery of a serial killer who preyed on female prostitutes.
So, now, I couldn’t be more happy to be surrounded by persons who “get it”, who don’t look at me as if I need to be committed. A day discussing, and mostly agreeing, on SWOP national policies, procedures, and goals—what is typically routinely boring business—was just the kind of thing I needed to fill the void that had entered my heart.

And, really, I could say so more but I’m really hungry. . . . and I have to pee.

Equal Rights for Prostitutes

Mariko Passion works it for justice for all sex workers in front of the Federal Building in San Francisco, July 17, 2007.

Up close and personal with Mayor Newsom…

While my peers were storming through City Hall and shortly after I had insulted a large piece of sfpd grade d bacon (by asking him to support local sex workers) Mayor Newsom’s car appeared before my eyes. My mouth dropped open wide and I almost to my knees, at the opportunity that is. As he emereged from the heavily guarded vehicle, my heart was pounding. There he was, in the flesh, the man who has the power to give San Francisco’s sex worker’s not only social justice, but human and labor rights. I mustered evey gut in my body to purge, in the sweetest voice I could conjure, the words “Mayor Newsom will you please support local sex worker’s?” I looked up at him with wide eyes as I handed him a hot orange “Decriminalize Prostitution in the United States!” sticker. “Thank You” I said as he took it on his rushed journey through and past people and up into the shelter of his heavily guarded office.
I only hoped that he, and not the old, hagered man that I had spoken with earlier, would have been the one to admit to me “Man, I need a good fuck!”
Maybe next time. Maybe I’ll post this one in on CL in the missed connections section where it belongs. Maybe Gavin will find it tonight before he heads off to dream land and maybe, just maybe he will truely support his local sex workers.
If not, if you see him, tell him to give me a ring whe he feels up to the pleasure, because I’ll be ready to go to work, even if it has to be an outcall to City Hall.

KICK ASS TIME

I am here in San Fran. for the  first time enjoying myself and taking part in a powerful movement with SWOP as an affiliate of SWOP.

Live and love life and all that you do.  We stood as one and it worked, today we won a small battle in a big fight!!!!!

Love always-SKY

My day..

I’m sitting around some of the best women I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting. This afternoon we were at city hall to fight the First Offender Prostitution Program Fee(PDF). Mistress Seraphina did a great job of explaining how that went right here on our blog. I however was manning the signs, because they were not allowed inside the building. While doing that we start handing out our stickers that say things like ‘My Body My Business’. We had a group of younger people that were headed into City Hall, and they loved us! They took a bunch of our stickers. But then the Mayor shows up! Tori got him (and happened to know who he was). He took a sticker, and he was totally cute. Tho he’s against us, which means he needs to come back to the real world, and stop playing with his cushy black car with driver.

Downstairs their are a bunch of scientists talking about bee sex, and how honey bees are dying left right and center (some 30-70%) apparently. We are talking about Human sex, and how sex workers are dying, being thrown in jail and generally fucked over by society. So do honey bees fuck over each other, like our mayor?

Sex workers protest at Federal Building

SAN FRANCISCO -A group of sex workers will rally in front of the San Francisco Federal Building at noon today to protest the Bush Administration’s controversial “anti-prostitution loyalty oath,” which they say requires non-governmental aid organizations to explicitly oppose prostitution as a condition of receiving U.S. funds to provide HIV services.

Around 25 people were expected to participate, according to Carol Leigh, a member of the Sex Workers Outreach Project and one of the event’s organizers.

“We want the general public to be aware of the anti-prostitution loyalty oath and we want it rescinded,” Leigh said. But the event also was spurred by “Operation Strikeout,” a police operation that resulted in the arrests of more than 100 Bay Area prostitutes and their customers during San Francisco’s All-Star festivities.

“We want to give services to sex workers before they are arrested, not to use arrest as a form of rescue,” Leigh said.

“We stand behind the list of recommendations of the San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution,” she said. “We need to empower people who are working in the industry and who are also responsible members of the community to have a say in the policies that affect them.”

Today’s rally was organized in conjunction with the San Francisco Sex Worker Art and Film Festival taking place this week.

Examiner

It’s my Birthday…

It’s my birthday, and I’m fighting for Sex Workers Rights!  I turned 31 today and I decided to spend this week, working with  SWOP at the 5th Annual San Francisco Film Festival. It’s been great and amazing.  If you ever want to see passion, come hang out at a SWOP event. SWOP is the most passionate organization I’ve ever seen.  We had a great day today, but more on that later!

San Fransisco; The dance of the whores!

 Getting that SWOP Chicago scholarship and comming to California is already changing my life. I feel like I can jump tall  buildings , swim the seas, and walk right into the federal building with out being worried about getting arrested, perfect… I’ve accomplished one thing I’ve dreamed of doing. Watching Robyn Few dillengently ripping through the asses of California state officials…

  My hero! She ripped through office to office to address the issues that affect sex workers in the state of California… you know it all starts in the base where something  completely unconstitutional happens. Passion… from the people who know what the fuck the gov. does to oppress a group of people. Watching Robyn ripping new assholes of state officials gave me a new stance on SWOP.

Although I’ve come from a Chicago, non profit, super liberal background, I wouldn’t dare think of walking on our state building to tell Mayor Dailey that Sex workers deserve rights just like any other human being. Things in Chicago are different, our state officials are different, and the voices of sex workers in Chicago are not being heard… Perhaps that is the true fight in IL, being able to walk through city hall with a bunch of Radical whores, ripping the assholes of state officials, before we can have a sex workers right movement, we need an equal rights movement that would allow our workers to be heard and visible when our state officials run and hide….

Then again, in chicago, we aren’t really bothered as sex workers, we are bothered as activists. Strike us down because they don’t agree… I would love to fight for that mission, but my passion seems to be leading elsewhere.

I almost want to stay here in San Fran to help the SWOP movement as a whole, get it organized and get it together. I almost feel more confident in staying here, vs going back to Chi-town where I have nothing at all to loose. This is more of a fight and concern that I am willing to dedicate my life to. I want to be part of the movement and I want to make us a powerful force that pulls us into whore heaven… besides like I said I have absolutely nothing to loose… besides my playstation games…lol

And so, I’ll dance with the whores here in San Fransisco, I’ll fight for our SWOP chapters, I’ll force myself to learn to talk to people and I’ll be the best best fucking whore San Fran has ever seen….

~Mistress Seraphina Krow