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THANK YOU, MELISSA FARLEY- AND OTHER SEX WORKER POSITIVE VIDEOS
Written by Norma Jean Almodovar
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:15
VIDEOS! VIDEOS! VIDEOS!
A picture is worth a thousand words- and believe me- sex workers have plenty to say! And our videos are all over the internet, if anyone bothers to look for them. Here are a few from my youtube page, as well as the many outspoken sex workers from around the world.
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FIRST UP- A FOUR PART SERIES ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF BAD LAWS WHICH CAN BE ARBITRARILY AND SELECTIVELY ENFORCED (videos created by norma jean and also available on her youtube channel:
"THANK YOU- MELISSA FARLEY!"(by which we mean "NO THANKS, you patronizing, condescending, infantilizing 'victim pimp'! We aren't interested in providing you with any more 'funding opportunities' to continue your pathetic, hateful, fabricated 'research' based solely on your demented 'rescue' fantasies! And that goes for all your prostitution abolitionist cronies from the right and the left!")
ABOVE: PART I - EDITH- OUR ARTICULATE AND INDEPENDENT SEX WORKER, ENCOUNTERS OFFICER DINGLEBERRY WHO DEMANDS 'FREE SAMPLES' FROM EDITH IF SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE ARRESTED AND GO TO JAIL, WHERE SHE WILL NO DOUBT BE RAPED BY THE GUARDS:
"THANK YOU MELISSA FARLEY"YOUR LIES ALLOW THE COPS TO USE THE LAWS YOU CLAIM ARE INTENDED TO 'HELP' US- TO BE USED TO RAPE AND EXTORT US- BUT APPARENTLY YOU DON'T CONSIDER THAT TO BE EXPLOITATION... BECAUSE YOU DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT SEX WORKERS- IT IS ALL ABOUT YOUR DESIRE TO CONTROL OUR BODIES, TO DISALLOW WHAT WE CHOOSE TO DO... YOU DISALLOW OUR VOICES, CLAIMING THAT IF WE DON'T CONCUR WITH YOUR TWISTED VISION OF OUR WORK AND ADMIT TO BEING 'VICTIMS, WE MUST EITHER BE SUFFERING FROM A FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS... OR YOU THINK WE ARE 'PIMPS' I MEAN- REALLY! GET A LIFE, MELISSA-AND LEAVE US ALONE! YOUR 'WORLD VIEW' OF SEX IS HARMING US!
ABOVE: PART II - EDITH- OUR INDEPENDENT SEX WORKER, GETS ARRESTED BY A DIFFERENT OFFICER (OFFICER DIPSHEET)- AND OFFICER DINGLEBERRY SHOWS UP.
EDITH ASKS WHY HE DIDN'T TELL HIS FELLOW OFFICERS THAT SHE WAS PROVIDING FREE SAMPLES TO HIM AND NOT TO BOTHER HER? HE EXPLAINS THAT HE TOLD THEM SHE WAS 'HOT...' WHICH IS NO DOUBT WHY OFFICER DIPSHEET WANTED A FREE SAMPLE AS WELL. WHEN EDITH DID NOT PROVIDE IT, SHE WAS ARRESTED.
DINGLEBERRY ASKS HER AGE AND THEN TELLS HER THAT THE PROSTITUTION ABOLITIONISTS WHO WANT TO PROTECT HER FOR HER OWN GOOD- ALL CLAIM THAT THE AVERAGE AGE OF ENTRY IS 12... EDITH TELLS DINGLEBERRY THAT BECAME A SEX WORKER AT AGE 28, AFTER THE BOSS SHE WORKED FOR AS A SECRETARY SEXUALLY HARASSED HER. ONCE SHE BECAME A SEX WORKER, HER FORMER BOSS BECAME HER CLIENT AND PAID HER $500 AN HOUR TO SEXUALLY HARASS HER, WHICH SHE DIDN'T MIND BECAUSE SHE WAS IN CHARGE OF HOW HE COULD TREAT HER. DINGLEBERRY INFORMS EDITH THAT SHE IS NOW GOING TO BE HIS SEX SLAVE.
ABOVE: PART III -OFFICER DINGLEBERRY AND EDITH - EDITH WAS RAPED THANKS TO THE LOCAL NEWS OUTLET ONLINE PUBLISHING HER HOME ADDRESS AFTER HER ARREST IN PART II (AS THEY DO FOR REAL LIVE SEX WORKERS WHO GET ARRESTED.... NO DOUBT FOR OUR OWN GOOD, SO THAT SERIAL KILLERS CAN FIND US AND RID THE WORLD OF 'OUR KIND')
ABOVE: PART IV- EDITH AND THE GOVERNMENT AGENT FROM THE OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS-
AFTER EDITH WAS ARRESTED IN PART II, THE COPS FORWARD INFORMATION ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT IN THE SEX INDUSTRY TO THE GOVERNMENT AGENCY. THE GOVERNMENT SENDS OUT AN OFFICIAL WHO PAYS HER A VISIT BECAUSE HE TELLS HER SHE IS A VICTIM OF SEX TRAFFICKING AND WANTS TO STOP HER FROM BEING EXPLOITED. SHE EXPLAINS THAT SHE IS NOT A VICTIM AT ALL.. OTHER THAN BEING A VICTIM OF SOCIETAL HYPOCRISY AND BAD LAWS... BUT HE INSISTS THAT ALL PROSTITUTION IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND MUST BE ERADICATED BY ENDING THE DEMAND. HE TELLS HER SHE SHOULD BE HAPPY BECAUSE NOW SHE CAN GO OUT AND FIND APPROPRIATE EMPLOYMENT MAKING MINIMUM WAGE INSTEAD OF BEING EXPLOITED BY MEN WHO PAY HER $500 AN HOUR. HE EVEN OFFERS TO SEND HER FOR TRAINING TO BE A SEAMSTRESS, WHERE SHE CAN WORK IN A SWEATSHOP AND BE EXPLOITED BY GOOD CHRISTIANS WHO ARE OFFERING EMPLOYMENT TO THE POOR SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS LIKE HER.
WHEN SHE CONTINUES TO DENY BEING A SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIM, HE SHOWS HIS DEEP CONCERN FOR HER WELL BEING BY ASKING HER FOR A FREE SAMPLE AS WELL.
SEX WORK IS WORK-Vice Interview with Melissa Gira Grant (posted March 11, 2014)
BELOW: Official Trailer Last Condom in Siam
In 2012 Empower sex workers made their first film "Last Rescue in Siam" It has been shown in 11 International Film festivals and many other forums. Now we are proud to present the Trailer our second film "Last Condom in Siam" Based on a true story. Condoms have many uses. HIV projects trade condoms for HIV tests so they can reach their funding quotas. Police seize condoms as evidence of criminal sex not safe sex to reach their arrest quota. Competition for condoms is fierce. The full film will premiere in 2015..Coming Soon
In honor of December 17- International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (Below):
And below is a fabulous video from sex worker ally Hou Zuxin: (Title says it all)
Above: "SAVE US FROM SAVIORS"! Sex workers in India fight for their rights- including the right NOT to be 'rescued'!
ABOVE: Canada's New Prostitution Law Explained with Toys- A brilliant commentary on the silliness of the Canadian government response to the highest court overturning the original laws as completely unconstitutional...when the cop cannot logically explain why this is illegal, his head explodes! If this video is no longer available from the original website, click here: (Videos we love)
save us from faith based rescue organizations!
The next images are not from videos but from a series by Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes (among others) which is an online comics journalism investigation... we think you will enjoy these very much- unless you are the 'victim pimps' moral and social busybodies who are raking in $$$$$$$ funding in the guise of 'rescuing' people who have not asked to be 'rescued' and do not wish to be 'saved' from anything but from people like you.