Debate at William and Mary monday night

I’m debating Sam Berg and John Foubert monday night at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va,  anyone in driving distance who would like to attend would be great.  This is likely to be a partisan crowd toward the other presenters as my sense is they have been waiting for a shot at a sex worker rights activist given previous history.  They also need a speaker on feminist pornography which is not my strength.  Please contact me off list via swopeast.org if you would like to be connected to the conference coordinator.  I’m also trying to coordinate an XBN live broadcast to coincide with this starting at 630 but we need a host.  Anyone able to do it? 

Yes – I’d definitely like to have you on the panel.  It’s gonna be maybe 1.5 hours long, so from 5:30-7PM on Monday night; panelists will briefly introduce themselves (5-7-ish minutes each), then moderators will pose some questions for maybe 30-40 minutes, and the rest will be audience Q&A.  We’re going to be doing video interviews with panelists/audience members after the event.

Our other confirmed panelists are John Foubert, who is the professor of education here at the college who adamantly and publicly opposed the Sex Workers Art Show.  He is a self-identified feminist, and he believes that viewing pornography increases male sexual violence against women.  He also believes that the SWAS is pornography, and thus that having it on campus increases the likelihood of rape for women at this school.  He’s also the founder of the national all-male sexual assault prevention group 1-in-4 (http://oneinfourusa.org/).

The other confirmed panelist is a woman named Samantha Berg.  She’s the creator of the web-site genderberg.com.  She also seems to have coined the term “pornstitution,” and is a co-founder of the Antiporn Activist Network, and “has dedicated herself to educating people about the inherent harms of sexual capitalism.”

It may just be the three of you.  We’re working now to try to find someone with a knowledge of a genre called feminist pornography to round out this panel, but it may not happen.

I’ll be sure to send you some of the questions we’ll be asking panelists as soon as I have them.

Thanks! and Take Care!

$pread Magazine Launches Issue 4.1 East Coast, West Coast Style

East Coast Launch – NYC

SpinSpinNYC, SWANK & SWOP-NYC, and $pread present…. $pread it, Spin It Dance Party.

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2008 – 10pm – 4am
WHERE: Upstairs @ The Leopard Lounge, 247 E. 5th Street at 2nd Ave., New York, NY
WHAT: Dance Party with Sexy Raffle, Lapdances, Go-Go Contest
COVER: Suggested donation $5

Music by DJ Nutritious, DJ As If, and DJ Fritz
Art by Michelle Talich & Cricket Alexander

West Coast Launch – SF

The Reverse Cowgirl launch party for $pread Magazine Issue 4.1 will take place in San Francisco on June 21, 2008. Mark your calendar, and stay tuned for more info as we line up an amazing roster of talent for the most kick-ass party the Bay Area’s ever seen!

For more info on both parties, stay tuned by visiting $pread Magazine.

KPFA- Norma Hotaling

From Erotic Service Provers Union:

Greetings,
Hey guys, We need to respond to this. Norma Hotaling was on KPFA
saying that the
petition drive is being run by traffickers and madams and pimps just like it was in Berkeley.

http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=25814


It seems that Aimee Allision, a Green party member and the host of the morning show in KPFA needs to be educated on the issues behind the petition. Call the station and demand a rebuttal show please.

Please call her at 510-848-6767 at ext 265 and email her at morningshow@kpfa.org to educate her about the issues behind the petition.
Thanks
Maxine Doogan

Deborah Jeane Palfrey Found Guilty, But of What?

Deborah Jeane Palfrey

Today a federal jury found accused “DC Madam,” Deborah Jeane Palfrey, guilty not of prostitution, pimping or pandering, but of racketeering, money laundering, and two counts of using the mail for illegal purposes. The AP and others have spun this as Palfrey being found guilty of running an escort service, which, I don’t know — am I splitting hairs here with the dulled rage of someone who’s been following this story for a year?

Palfrey is free pending sentencing on July 24. Maybe we can invite her to host a part of the Desiree Alliance conference before she heads back to court?