The Most Rapidly Remixed Prostitution Scandal Ever

Snoop’s “Sensual Seduction” mixed with what we can only hope will be a new whore pride anthem, Kristen’s “What We Want.” With just a few photos of her from MySpace, an mp3, and a lot of media circusry, here we are.

2 Responses

  1. I have no idea who Kristen is besides what the press has been saying (most of which I have not read/watch), but I choose not to assume that she wants (or does not want) to be seen as a hero to the sex worker rights cause or for her music to be anthem. I have no idea.

    I do not wish to appropriate her music or her in that way – pro or con for sex worker rights. I find that are many sex workers, for a variety of reasons, who prefer to do their work with as much discretion and privacy as possible. Perhaps if sex worker rights were respected and honoured this would be different. But under current conditions I want it to be our individual choices for such things.

  2. I apologize for not getting back to your comment sooner, Seska. I agree that we have no way of knowing what Kristen wants right now, and my snark meter has been set pretty high in the last week as a coping mechanism to get through this press calls and scrutiny and stress. I’ve been debating internally what it means for Kristen’s MySpace to be on CNN, what ethical responsibility journalists and activists have to her right now. I don’t want to be too quick to jump on the “it was on the internet, so we all have a right to it!” bandwagon. But I also wonder if having this almost instant availability to see her as a full person — she had a few online profiles as Ashley — might, after the scandal, be a way she is humanized in the larger culture’s eyes. Again, she didn’t ask for it. So I don’t know where to go with that thought just yet.

    I did find out last night that the person who created this video has added a link to the Desiree Alliance on the video’s page on YouTube — maybe we’ll hear back from Kristen ourselves?

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