Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Bout With Out

"Nothing About Us Without Us"

The video above was made by Sex Worker and Drug User Harm Reduction specialists, who are working for the health and safety of marginalized people, which in turn protects the public at large. Their message is simply stated: "Nothing About Us Without Us", meaning laws should not be enacted or enforced concerning anyone without that population's input, so their needs can best be met. Ignoring the voices of people you are purporting to help, is just forcing your agenda on them. Trusting and empowering them to make better choices is more effective than telling them what to do and how to live.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ho Stage Zine #3

Issue #3 features

- Excerpt from a Bitch Magazine article about the damage done by "Anti-Trafficking" groups
- Letter to a UH Professor in reaction to a video of the misinformation presented by a local "anti-trafficking" figure to a college class
- Brief Overview of Movements for Sex Workers' Rights, including a WWII Strike by Honolulu's Brothel Workers
- List of Recommended Resources
- Q&A from a Panel Discussion about Sex Work and the Law
- Poetry Centerfold by Erik from the Park
- Advice on How to Act when dealing with Police
- Story about a Stripper Fight
- Words of Praise about members of North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC)
- NCHRC's Guide to Safer Crack Smoking
- Details about the 2012 Transgendered Census
- "Chewing the Zinery" story about experiences at the Girl Fest Zine Workshop over the years
- Instructions on "How to Use a Condom