Thoughts, Facts & Inspirations
Guys, guess what.
I got an email from Oxford Dictionary who I wrote to about adding in my definition of Lolita. “Lolita is a street fashion that originated in Japan during the 1980’s. The clothing is based on the Victorian and Rococo era and exemplifies modesty and quality of materials. There are many substyles of lolita including: Gothic lolita, Classic lolita and Sweet lolita.”
^ That was my submission.
It’s on the list for the next revision.
I’m really, REALLY, happy.
Great news! That sure was a nice initiative.
We need to stop using the term “selling your body.”
Sex worker or not, regardless of the services you provide, that’s just what they are: SERVICES. You are still in possession of your body and no one is paying you to own it, or even to use it, because you’re still in control of what you do with it. It just reinforces the archaic idea that women are property and that our sexuality is an object to be obtained.
The only thing I agree with is the title. We do not own our bodies, we ARE our bodies; a body should not be considered as a mere “property” as if it was a simple object. As a consequence, at least in my opinion, intimacy with our bodies should never involve either money or retribution of any kind. Which makes me an opponent to prostitution and broader “sex working” as it is called (opponent to the activities I mean, not to the people practicing them), because it’s a violation of self identity (money does not cause consent).
It’s not “just” a service.
A lot of people have explained this much better than me so if anyone wants to read more about that, there are hundreds of articles and surveys about prostitution and/or in favor of abolitionism gathered in this scoop-it, both in French and in English, created by Lise Bouvet, a French feminist who’s currently doing her thesis on prostitution and has worked with associations helping prostitutes as well.
To Southern Belles fans
Southern Belles’ problems; I was merely having fun by screen-capturing some scenes from Gone with the wind and found out I had actually enough material to devote a whole blog to it. In order to keep my original blog coherent, I have created a Southern Belles’ problems tumblr for everyone interested/having fun with it. More to come!
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