could you be a victim of post traumatic stress disorder?
post-traumatic stress disorder is a normal emotional and psychological reaction to trauma (a painful, shocking experience such as rape, war or a natural disaster) that is outside of a person’s normal life experiences.
Since February 2011 I have been collaborating with Ceyenne Doroshow, a black transgender woman from Brooklyn who while she was incarcerated on a prostitution conviction a few years ago, got inspired to write a memoir cookbook. We’ve made significant progress on the book: we have more than 50 recipes, plus an oral history about her life, and now we’re ready to start producing the book itself. We need $6000 to get it copyedited, pay for the cover photography, and have it designed and printed. This morning I hit the launch button on our Kickstarter campaign to raise that money.
Our rewards include signed postcards, copies of the book, baked goods, cooking lessons, and private dinners - all depending on the level you donate at. We need your support to make this book come to fruition. And really, any amount helps - the minimum donation is $1. If you don’t have cash to spare, please check out the video anyway - it really captures who Ceyenne is and why she’s amazing. Also, there’s paella and it is mouthwatering - we ate it at the shoot and wow.
If you think the project is cool, as I hope you will - please spread the word!
Happy National Library Week! A prelude to our Big SPRING SMUT SALE!
The Center for Sex and Culture is proud to announce the first annual Library Spring Smut Sale— Saturday April 28th 10 am - 5 pm. !
Over the last year the CSC Library has grown and developed — books have busted out of the boxes that had, for too long, been holding them captive, filling our beautiful new shelving— more books and rare materials than we could ever have space for— we must sell!
What better way to spend your tax refund than on some deliciously erotic printed materials? We will be selling, rare and not so rare erotic fiction, non-fiction, poetry, magazines and periodicals. We also have much non-erotic, but still obscure items that must go. All proceeds will directly benefit the Center for Sex and Culture and the continued growth of our community library.
At the Center for Sex and Culture membership has its privileges— as a member you are invited to preview the sale items on April 27th at 8PM and you are admitted into the sale first on the 28th. For membership information visit our website. For more information about the library or the Spring Smut Sale contact Library Vixen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Smut Sale
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St. bn 9th and 10th
April 27th, 8PM Member Preview
April 28th, 10AM - 5PM Sale Sale Sale
As a sex worker activist and active sex worker, what I want to say the most is *please listen to our voices.* We want rights, not rescue. Those speaking for us have trampled our voices for far too long.
In the United States and around the globe, sex workers are forming collectives and unions to fight for our rights. Mainstream feminism and patronizing anti-trafficking orgs have continually propagated lies about sex work statistics and have actively shut down our organizing efforts. The sex worker led efforts to decriminalize prostitution in San Francisco, CA were largely opposed by feminist organization and one of the biggest anti-decriminalization donations came from Gloria Steinhem herself.
Please listen to us. We don’t need to be saved, we need to be supported.
- http://www.durbar.org/ (Sex worker rights org founded in Calcutta, India)
- http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Sex_work_in_Cambodia-11639.aspx (Cambodian Sex Worker Organization)
- http://sexworkerswithoutborders.org/ (Sex Workers Without Borders)
- http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-06-29/news/real-men-get-their-facts-straight-sex-trafficking-ashton-kutcher-demi-moore/ (Anti-trafficking fact checking)
House slaves did not want the abolition of slavery because they were treated considerably better than field slaves. Would you say slavery should not have been abolished only because some privileged slaves wanted to remain as slaves?
From Babeland website, by Alicia Guinn
Sex toys are great tools for disabled people. In fact, silicone dildos (the crème de la crème of dildos) were created in 1971 by Gosnell Duncan, who made them from medical-grade silicone for people in the disabled community.
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