17th October 2014 (Friday) 16:00
The message might be simple, it might even be self-apparent; but try to actually live that axiom out to its full and you'll soon see just how hard that is. So you say you don't have any prejudices, but let me ask you—what's ever really self-apparent? This is a short which leads us all to reconsider whether we aren't unknowingly forcing our own values upon our peers. Everybody has the right to decide upon their own identity, and upon which occupation they choose to pursue.
Sex Workers and the Anti Trafficking Campaigns
What, “Sex workers are tragic cases"? “We need to protect them"? Give off with your superficial words of 'support'! Your hypocritical values and incessant nannying aren't doing anyone any favours. Anti-trafficking policies work under the façade of philanthropy to threaten the safety and wellbeing of the very people they are supposedly in place to protect. Any real effort to understand what kind of safety the people working in this industry desire must begin by taking into account the voices of sex workers themselves.
What do you think 'asexual' means? Just people who don't have sex? Don't desire sex? What about falling in love? Do they not even masturbate?—Do you take it for granted that everybody in the world wants and has sex? Within a society built upon the idea that everybody has sex and sexual desire, there are those who do not. 'Asexual' people don't experience sexual attraction to others. These people, who unlike lesbians, gays and bisexuals do not possess a sexual orientation, are under-studied and under-acknowledged, often misunderstood and often too the target of prejudice. Just how they can manage to come to terms with their own identities is a big question. This documentary, centred on the activities of David Jay, founder of Asexuality.org, follows the lives of multiple present-day asexuals.