Tagged with social justice

A Testimonial about Street Harassment

Originally posted on happyparadox:
It happens all the time. You don’t have to be a beautiful, voluptuous woman to have a douchebag gawk at you from across the street or be followed and constantly worry about strange men clicking pictures. Being a woman will do. Walking alone is a mini adventure of its own. Yesterday was a…

We’re all sex workers, aren’t we?

“I have sex, just like you.  I just have it for money.  You don’t do that?  Really?  So how did you get that Blackberry?  That fancy car?  Or that fancy dinner I heard you talking about last night?” This is an imaginary conversation that came out of a session that was held during a media … Continue reading

Don’t talk bout me so!

How would you feel if every time the media spoke about people in your community, they used words like “victims”, “contaminated” and “sufferers”?   Wouldn’t you then hesitate to tell people that you were part of that community, even if you knew that this could be potentially hazardous to those you come into contact with? … Continue reading

Sex-Positive

I felt oddly liberated this weekend.  I sat in a room of media personnel and advocates for minority communities such as LGBT people, sex workers and persons infected with HIV and AIDS.  What struck me, in addition to the fact that these people were willing to put their faces out there on behalf of these … Continue reading