Sex in America: Can The Conversation Change?

This Huffington Post article  by Cory Silverberg includes references to BoundnotGagged, Audacia Ray and me in a section called

Sex and Money

We desperately need more critical, and less politically charged, conversations about the intersection of sex and money in America. Ironically (I think it’s irony) individuals who have the most grassroots experience of this, those who pay for sex and those who get paid for sex, tend to have the least amount of influence on public discourse about sex and money. That’s changing, thanks in part to sex worker run projects like Bound, Not Gagged, writers like Audacia Ray and academics like Laura Agustin. But there’s still a ways to go.

They are holding an event called Sex in America: Can the Conversation Change? Maybe some of you could participate in New York:

Cory Silverberg will join Esther Perel, Amy Sohn, Leonore Tiefer and Ian Kerner for a conversation called “Sex in America: Can The Conversation Change?” The symposium is co-sponsored by the Huffington Post and Open Center and will take place in New York City on Friday, February 20th. Click here to register.

I originally said this was to be online, and it’s not, so I apologise. Someone should do such a thing online.

I’m not an academic, by the way, in the sense of being employed by any academic institution.  I just do and write academic things amongst others – for the record.

Laura Agustín, Border Thinking

Not an Invitation to Rape

A friend sent me the link to these posters from an LA anti-rape campaign. While it has nothing to do with sex work, it has everything to do with a woman’s sexuality being under her control. I really liked these posters and thought I would share.