If only I would cooperate and what happens if I don’t.

It seems today I am evil.  No surprise this happens with some consistency and despite ever changing abolitionist feminists remarkably similar.  So today a few sporadic emails to SWOP East and myspace which reference my BnG post. Most of which is the usual rhetoric that I have heard many times. So I am responding to the troll named Whou indirectly, and to Jeffery Blumethal directly as his personal email contained a thinly veiled threat.

Dear Miss Brenneman

Miss Brenneman you are suffering from a mental illness that is not your fault. But you must realize the danger you cause to women and girls because of Stockholm Syndrome definition

This is the mental illness which you suffer. Again, you are not at fault for this. The Stockholm Syndrome (SS) is a psychological involuntary state in which victims of kidnapping or abuse begin to feel sympathy, emotional bonding, and solidarity for those who are abusing them or keeping them captive in oppressive situations.

The Stockholm Syndrome was named in 1973 by psychologist Nils Bejerot after the hostage victims of a Stockholm, Sweden robbery and six-day kidnapping resisted being rescued, defended their captors, and refused to testify against them. Two of the women hostages eventually became engaged to the captors.

When victims are under tremendous emotional and physical duress, they may begin to identify with their abusers or captors as a defensive mechanism. The victim develops a strategy of staying alive by keeping the captor happy and eventually sympathizes with the captor. Small acts of kindness on the part of the abuser increases the emotional bond.

Stockholm Syndrome is a common survival mechanism of

captured brides
battered women
physically and/or emotionally abused children
incest victims
prostitutes
cult members
concentration camp prisoners
prisoners of war
those in controlling and/or intimidating relationships
hijacked victims
hostages..

that is what which you are suffering. It is not you’re fault as I believe you are telling the truth about being tortured by pimps and tricks. That is what they do and what they like. But you are affected by this so severely that you are a danger. You can not keep writing because the media likes salacious stories and will talk to you. But because you suffer from acute Stockholm Syndrome you are now a recruiter for others to prostituted and tortured as you were. You may not realize it but you want others to tortured because you were and because it arouses you because it is how you learned to be loved. It has happened to many in the past so you can be forgiven but you can not continue talking publicly until after many years of therapy. For the safety of others I am telling you to stop as you can and will not be allowed to cause harm to thousands of women and girls for the sake of your unfortunate battle with Stockholm Syndrome. Raleigh, NC is not so hard to make the price too high for you to continue. Your illness is understandable as is your pain but it has turned you into a sexploitation recruiter making your torture porn and prostitution seem glamorous. Please stop yourself so that others do not have to help you get there.

Jeffery Blumenthal MSW

 

No Jeffery, I am not suffering Stockholm Syndrome and personally I find it annoying that you enclosed the definition in your letter as you apparently feel this would be a revelation to me. What impresses me is your effort to impose your clinical diagnosis of me in an effort to advance a political agenda. I don’t owe you or anyone a detailed response to an unfounded and baseless diagnosis. You do however leave openings for discussion.

I am not the perfect victim Jeffery. I am not your stereotype sex worker that either has to be saved from herself or rendered evil and a danger to society. I digress for a moment because your post brings to mind the Genesis song “Mama” but various posts all day have brought musical references to mind. Shrug. Back to topic. Yes, I have the classic history of childhood abuse that likely fills your stereotype. Yes, I was tortured. Yes I was a sex worker. So in your belief and that of others such as “Whou”, I have a duty to open my soul to the world. You create a dynamic in which I have a duty to re-live over and over the trauma I suffered in some of my experiences in sex work and that those should be public experiences to be debated for their veracity, for their effect on me, for their value in “warning others” and in the case of the neo abolitionist anti trafficking types of the Spitzer, Melissa Farley, Donna Hughes ilk, for value in using my experiences as the template for all sex workers. Veracity being determined by virtue of whether I am speaking from the abolitionist perspective. Effect on me as a cookie cutter mold to impose upon all sex workers. Duty as a mandated survivor to warn all those who may be at risk regardless of whether or not I continue to be torn apart in that process as by virtue of suffering I should become a martyr. The answer to that is no. My value as an activist, as a woman, as a human being, does not go up if I become a martyr for the cause. Feminism does not gain when women are destroyed for a macro level war to protect all women. And much to the likely surprise of many who oppose the idea of a survivor of sexual abuse, rape and torture, I am capable not only of finding healing without patronizing correspondence of a stranger but further, I am capable of being able to determine the propriety of my activism and of my life. As to your psych assessment of me. Remind me again. Who are you? We’ve never met……………… perhaps MSW type since you don’t know me, that means you don’t know me and thus you are projecting upon me your fantasies of victims of sexual violence and how they should respond.

This thing that you have Jeffery and others about my alleged recruiting of others into the sex industry. Anything to back up those assertions? Even my “pro prostitution, pro porn” friends and allies would likely advise you that I am not an outspoken proponent of sex work. I’m an advocate of sex worker human and labor rights and of harm reduction. That is a far cry from recruiting others into coerced participation in BDSM. Which for the record, neither I, nor any sex worker or sex worker rights activist that I have ever known has advocated coerced participation in sex work. We are actually strongly opposed to coercion. We do however do something as evil as say get together to send condoms to sex workers in Chile

Perhaps Jeffery, Whou, others,, you can’t get off on the fantasy of me advocating sex worker rights rather than hearing the story of my exploitation and thus I am not fulfilling your needs and given you obviously view me as a cookie cutter whore apparently if I can’t fulfill your expectations I better shut up and get out? It seems that I like my sex worker and sex worker rights allies am not some iconic idol, I’m just a woman, just an individual, one who happens to believe in human rights for sex workers despite my past making me the potential posterchild for the CATW magazine’s year end issue. Despite having been a sex worker, I can think for myself, choose to do so and advocate for others to have the same rights.

As far as the sublime threat about my speaking to the media and the use of where I live as part of the subliminal threat. Nice try but it’s been done. It’s on my myspace profile that I live in Raleigh. It isn’t exactly a secret. So Magnum MSW, Whou and others, you will have to find someone else to sell your pitch about being the perfect victim and the duties that go along with it. If I want to march to the beat of a drummer I can listen to Mick Fleetwood or Jim Dispirito. But it is never again going to be to the likes of Farley, Hughes or their true believers Blumenthal or someone as creative as to use the name Whou. Doesn’t Ric Flair have a copyright on that? No wait, I think Ric Flair is Wooooo,,

Woman Says She Had Sex With Sen. Vitter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A former New Orleans prostitute who will be featured in Larry Flynt’s Hustler magazine appeared at his office Tuesday to accuse Sen. David Vitter of having a sexual relationship with her in 1999. Wendy Ellis told reporters that Vitter visited her two to three times a week for sexual relations between July and November 1999.

Flynt produced parts of an Aug. 22 polygraph test that he said confirmed her account, but Ellis could provide no financial records, photographs or other evidence to support her assertion that the Louisiana Republican was a client during that time.

Vitter has denied those claims.

“I want the truth to be known,” Ellis said. “It was a pure sexual relationship. He would come in and do his business.”

Ellis declined to comment when asked if she was being paid or reimbursed for her statement regarding Vitter, but she later said she would appear in Hustler magazine in January.

She would not say if she is being paid for the layout.

“She looks … good,” Flynt said.

Vitter, 46, a first-term senator, apologized in July for committing a “very serious sin” and acknowledged his phone number was among those called several years ago by a Washington escort service run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Federal prosecutors accused Palfrey of racketeering by running a prostitution ring that netted more than $2 million over 13 years, but she claims her escort service was a legitimate business.

Vitter’s admission came after Hustler magazine told the senator that his telephone number was linked to Palfrey’s escort service.

The senator was not charged with a crime.

Vitter’s office did not immediately return a phone message Tuesday.

On Monday, Vitter spokesman Joel Digrado wouldn’t comment on the Flynt press conference. In an e-mail, Digrado said, “Sen. Vitter and his wife have addressed all of this very directly. The senator is focused on important Louisiana priorities like the water resources bill and the Iraq debate.”

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Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt. left, and Wendy Cortez, whose real name is Wendy Ellis, speak at a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

Flynt Unveils More Vitter Claims

Ex-New Orleans Prostitute Says Louisiana Senator Was a Client

By ARASH GHADISHAH

From ABC News 

Sept. 11, 2007—

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter is again under fire from adult content publisher Larry Flynt. Flynt restated his claim today that Vitter patronized a Louisiana prostitution service in 1999.

The Hustler magazine publisher called a news conference today and brought a former prostitute into his Beverly Hills office to publicly name Vitter as her former client.

Wendy Ellis had previously told her story to reporters under a pseudonym, but today, she sat alongside Flynt at his ornate desk, and recounted how she was paid for sex by Vitter two to three times a week for a period of four months in 1999. Flynt also provided reporters with results of a polygraph examination which supports Ellis’s claim.

Ellis says she was a heavy drug user during the period she claims to have had sex with the then-state representative, and did not know or care that Vitter was a public official. She says she is now off drugs and hopes telling her story publicly will force Vitter to resign from the Senate. “Why do we want to have a man who is representing our country lie continuously?” she asked.

In July, Vitter apologized for a “very serious sin in my past,” acknowledging that his telephone number was among those found in the records of a Washington escort service that federal investigators say was a cover for a prostitution ring. Vitter’s involvement with the D.C. service was first revealed by Flynt, who uncovered the phone records as part of an ongoing investigation into the conduct of Washington officials.

In his July statement, Vitter denied patronizing Louisiana prostitutes.

Though the senator was at work in Washington today, his office did not respond to requests for comment from ABC News. This morning, Vitter questioned Gen. David Petraeus at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

Flynt still aims to force Vitter’s resignation from the Senate. He says that Vitter’s self-portrayal as a family values agenda official makes him a fair target.

“I think that bothered her more than anything, that he was being such a hypocrite,” said Flynt of Ellis’ motivation for going public. “If you are going to throw stones, you shouldn’t live in a glass house, and that’s what it’s all about.”

Flynt employed polygraphist Edward Gelb to administer Ellis’ lie detector examination. “He was totally convinced, after administering the test to her, that she was being totally truthful,” said Flynt of Ellis’ results. “I don’t think you’d get the same results with Vitter.”

Gelb issued a statement through Flynt that polygraph results found Ellis was “telling the truth” when she answered “yes” to the question: “Did you have a sexual relationship with David Vitter for at least four months through a New Orleans escort service?”

Though she refused to say whether Flynt had paid her for her statement, Ellis claimed that money was not a motivating factor in her decision to name Vitter.

Flynt took out a full page add in the Washington Post in June that offered $1 million to anyone who could document “a sexual encounter” with a high ranking government official.

Ellis was not offered the million-dollar reward from Hustler for her story. “Wendy would have gotten a lot of money on this deal, but she wasn’t the first source to out Vitter,” explained Flynt. “The pie gets smaller as you go along.”

“This is not about the money with me,” said Ellis. “This is about being honest. … I don’t want him to apologize to me, I want him to apologize to everybody he lied to. … don’t call me a liar.”

Ellis said she feels sympathy for Vitter’s wife, but that did not deter her campaign against the senator. “She deserves to know the truth,” Ellis said of Vitter’s wife Wendy. “She deserves to know that he is a liar.”

The former prostitute will also appear in a pictorial in the January issue of Hustler.

“I’m going to take care of Wendy,” responded Flynt to repeated questions about Ellis’ compensation from Hustler. “We are working on a book deal.”

Flynt warns that Washington officials should continue to fear a call from his office. His staff is still scouring the phone records of Deborah Jean Palfrey  the so-called D.C. Madam, with whom Vitter was initially linked  for more evidence against top government officials.

Flynt said he still has 3,000 phone numbers among Palfrey’s records to check out.

“We’ve got a lot more coming,” claimed Flynt. “There is one more gay senator or congressman, and he also votes against matters of self-interest all the time. … I think he should go, he’s at the top of the agenda now.”

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Prostitute’s new claims complicate Vitter’s life

Sept. 11, 2007, 10:30PM

From the Houston Chronicle NEW ORLEANS — Analysts said the political future of U.S. Sen. David Vitter again was thrown into question Tuesday after a former New Orleans prostitute vouched in person that the senator was one of her former clients.

“It’s just a continuous drip of information, allegations, contradictions that are beyond his control,” said Silas Lee, a New Orleans political analyst. “The question is what’s the tolerance of voters.”

When Vitter’s sex scandal broke out in July after he acknowledged that his Washington telephone number showed up on the phone records of an escort service, political observers thought he could weather the maelstrom.

Since then, though, the atmosphere surrounding Vitter and the Republican Party has become more dire because of the guilty plea in an airport sex sting by Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho.

And the new dynamics may mean trouble from Vitter.

His survival has become “definitely more complicated,” said Elliott Stonecipher, a Shreveport political analyst.

With Republicans reeling, they will take measures to save the GOP’s image and keep the sex scandals from tainting the rest of the party, Stonecipher said. “Vitter could become the guy the party throws under the bus to keep the discussion where it is.”

The first-term senator from Metairie and family-issues conservative has one thing on his side: He faces re-election in 2010.

On Tuesday, Wendy Ellis, a former New Orleans prostitute, presented her case at a Beverly Hills, Calif., news conference arranged by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt. She said Vitter was one of her clients in 1999, the year he won a seat in the U.S. House.

Vitter has denied those claims, but Flynt said Ellis recently passed a lie detector test that confirms her side of the story. Ellis was previously identified as Wendy Cortez, the name she used as a prostitute.

Joel Digrado, Vitter’s spokesman, declined to comment on Ellis’ new claims and said “Vitter and his wife have addressed all of this very directly.”

The Republican Party of Louisiana declined to comment and referred questions to Vitter’s office.

Lee Fletcher, a north Louisiana Republican radio talk show host and political operative, said the latest claims by Ellis and Flynt would not damage Vitter.

“He came in here 30 days ago, and it was SRO: standing room only,” Fletcher said about a recent visit to north Louisiana by Vitter.

“The consensus even among the folks behind the scenes is that it’s not going anywhere. It’s been tried and it didn’t stick,” Fletcher said about the allegations. “What’s really helped Vitter, the people going after him are a pornographer and a prostitute. And therefore they have less credibility than anybody I can think of.”

The state Democratic Party did not release a statement.

Larry Flynt holding press conference with Escort who exposed Vitter

According to an Associated Press story, Larry Flynt asked Vitter’s accuser to take a lie detector test. She did and she passed. Copies of the polygraph will be made available at the press conference on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.

It’s interesting to note that although Vitter acknowledged that he’d had sex with a hired companion, he has not been charged with any crimes.