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Re: “Dan Savage: How Can Sex Worker Clients Fight to Legalize Sex Work?

The issue of whether or not to legalize sex work is complicated and there are reasoned arguments on both sides. Even Savage himself notes that the Nordic model is "much-touted" but neglects to offer why. It's called the Nordic model because it's already been implemented in countries that have tracked its effectiveness. Savage does a disservice to this issue and effectively silences the sex workers who "tout" the Nordic model by only representing one side of this debate and only offering the sources that support his views. When you present one side and suggest that you are speaking for all who are effected by an issue, that's called "propaganda." That would be like asking about the Black Lives Matter movement and only quoting articles by members of law enforcement. That's what Savage has done and it's a disservice to the issue and to the women and men who both work in and have dealt with the sex industry who disagree with Savage's one-sided presentation of the issue. In addition, his celebratory, fun tone regarding sex work completely ignores the epidemic problem of child sex slavery, as many sex workers are first pimped while under the legal age of consent. Speaking of pimps, Savage also conveniently left them out of the discussion, as well. While Savage shows empathy for the people who buy sex, he appears to have zero empathy or awareness for the children who are pimped into forced prostitution or the women who are trafficked across borders for forced sex work. Nor does he offer any solutions for those heinous human rights violations.

Posted by Amy Luna Manderino on 08/31/2016 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Dan Savage: How Can Sex Worker Clients Fight to Legalize Sex Work?

Regarding what sex work clients can do, this is what I did

https://medium.com/vantage/diary-of-a-sex-…

Don't be silent and don't be invisible and don't let prohibitionists' caricatures of you be the only impressions that people have.

Posted by Peter Schafer on 08/31/2016 at 5:58 AM

Re: “The Black Choreographers Festival Brings its First Summer Series to Laney College

Brilliant article. Kudos to the writer.

Posted by Rolly Viray on 08/26/2016 at 1:50 AM

Re: “Hearts of Palm At the Berkeley City Club

Great show. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Posted by Tanya Grove on 08/17/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Free Will Astrology

Love Rob! glad he's back. Very erudite and spot on. This week an absence has been a very useful asset, as I always try to take on way too much!

John Iversen, Mocker, Berkeley, CA

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 08/17/2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Dan Savage The Sports Writer Comes Off the Bench for Dan Savage the Sex Columnist

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Posted by Caroline Wayne on 08/10/2016 at 4:12 AM

Re: “Free Will Astrology

I so love my horoscope this week! Brilliant!

Posted by Mario Savioni on 08/07/2016 at 9:08 PM

Re: “The Time is Now Closing Party at Naming Gallery

Amazing! Hil Jaeger is my artist crush. xoxoxoxoxxo

Posted by Yael Hartmann on 08/05/2016 at 4:37 AM

Re: “The Time is Now Closing Party at Naming Gallery

Double yaaas!

Posted by Maggie Howe Amiano on 08/03/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “The Time is Now Closing Party at Naming Gallery

Yaaaaaaaas.

Posted by Emily Howe on 08/03/2016 at 7:30 AM

Re: “The Woman Behind Big Freedia

Where is Renee in Season 5. Seems she's been replaced.

Posted by French Angel on 08/02/2016 at 4:23 AM

Re: “The Needle vs. the Damage Done

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Posted by Portia Petterson on 07/31/2016 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Three Peters

Can they discuss the band "the Kinks"? (I guess the capital makes it ok.)

Posted by Mark Sheff on 07/21/2016 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Disruptus

In print our web address should be:

www.vessel-gallery.com

Join us for three events:

THURS July 21, 6-8pm show celebration open for 3rd Thursdays on 25th

FRI August 5, 6-9pm open for Oakland Art Murmur, music performance by Echo Twin @7:30pm

SAT August 13, 2pm illuminating Vessel Artist Talk Series with Disruptus Artists & Poetry Reading, refreshments served

Posted by Lonnie Lee on 07/21/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Free Will Astrology

Will this ever be updated?

Posted by rness on 07/20/2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Why Does He Watch Porn?

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Posted by Judy Colson on 07/19/2016 at 5:28 AM

Re: “Straight Up

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Posted by Flora Collins on 07/18/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Ubuntu's 'Hurt Village' Hits Home

Sounds like a play that need to come into the Chicago area in the auditorium of Chicago Career Academy. Where high schools students and 6-8 students can see with their parents the reality of our ghettos. We are experiencing a holocaust and this play seems to be a beacon of light to the people in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods. Great job Katori. Chaz Shermil your eyes in this piece is telling. Great job.

Posted by moand on 07/14/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “'The Black Woman is God' Opens at SOMArts

Is this going to be an annual event?

Posted by Michael Franklin on 07/11/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “'The Black Woman is God' Opens at SOMArts

So excited about this show. A long time coming. We Black Women are finding our voices. Forming Sistar Circles all over the country. Once we remember how to unite our resources for our greater good, the sky is the limit. Empowering. Enlightening. Engaging.

Posted by Melody Powers on 07/06/2016 at 12:56 AM

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