Dines, Jensen, Wheelock

July 16-20th, funds willing and hell aside, I will be in Chicago for the Big Sex Workers Event.  However….
 
funds willing and hell aside, July 8-11th, I want to be in Boston.  Where Wheelock is holding another of their anti porn things.  To protest…you know, with signs and everything.  I’d like to NOT be alone.  This is another of thier slide show training things…a slide show with images of porn performers used without the performers consent, which is not USDJ 2257 compliant, and which they are profiting from.  This program now also gives college credit.  These people, Dines, Jensen, et all, are profiting most effectively off of their anti-porn gimmicks, and are doing so off the backs of the porn performers they are using.  They went to the AVN awards in Vegas and harassed various performers there, they will not let opposing view points participate in their forums, on their web sites, in their events, and further more, as they are not 2257 compliant, they are breaking a law they worked to have put into place.  These people are heavily funded by everything from university circles to the government, and have a lot of sway….and frankly, at this point, are not only a serious road block to sex workers rights activists, but have the ear of various government officials and could in fact effect legislation which would, ahem, effect the 1st Amendment coverage of porn and other graphic or erotic art and entertainment. 
 
Ernest Green (partner of  Nina Hartley) has written about this over here….(in the comments), and I think he is right.  The industry itself has lawyers. The people in it?  Not so much.  And the only way people like us are going to get heard on issues like this is to make some damn noise.  And not just on blogs. 
 
Now I pretty sure I am not the only one who hates Bob Jensen’s “I am a man speaking to men, yet over and for all women” attitude, or the aggressive tactics of Gail Dines….so….
 
Any of you care to go to Boston and make some noise?