“Sex work proponents often insist that prostitute unions or collectives give the women the control and protection they need. Given the conditions and preconditions of entry, the nature of treatment in the industry, and the place of sexuality in the status of women, what would a union change? Suppose how much and what kind of sex was bargained over and put in a labor contract. Could it be enforced? Suppose the person collecting the money a prostituted woman makes is a former prostitute now called union organizer. Does that make her not a pimp? Suppose organized crime still controls. Does being in a unionized brothel eliminate your PTSD? Make it easier to leave? If people with the fewest choices are still railroaded into the industry and kept there, and control of the relations and conditions is not possible as a practical matter while still providing what prostituted people are there for, nothing is changed. The issue here is not only, as a principled and practical matter, whether organizing prostitution transforms the unequal relations it institutionalizes, but whether not being in prostitution is thereby strengthened into a human right.”

cbeamsglitter:

gender is not an aesthetic or an abstract concept or a set of cool meaningless post-modern labels, it is the hierarchy through which sex-based oppression is enforced and legitimized

(via punkrockradfem)

baby's first words

  • baby: d-d-da..
  • father: daddy?
  • baby: dada /ˈdɑːdɑː/ or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Many claim Dada began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter but the height of New York Dada was the year before, in 1915.[1] To quote Dona Budd's The Language of Art Knowledge,
  • Dada was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. This international movement was begun by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The origin of the name Dada is unclear; some believe that it is a nonsensical word. Others maintain that it originates from the Romanian artists Tristan Tzara's and Marcel Janco's frequent use of the words "da, da," meaning "yes, yes" in the Romanian language. Another theory says that the name "Dada" came during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse'.[2]
  • The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifestoes, art theory, theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and had political affinities with the radical left.

genderdemoness:

im referring to ppl who cloak their ideology in inaccessible + academic language for no actual reason as the nerdgeoisie from now on + i invite u all to join me

(via yoursocialconstructsareshowing)