Cult of Gracie

Valiant Gnostic Of Sexuality

January 31, 2014
by Gracie
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Dear Gloria Steinem, What About Handjobs & Sword Swallowers?

I deeply respect Gloria Steinem. But I am terribly disappointed by remarks she’s made regarding sex work during her recent tour of India. This publicity tour promotes her latest book, The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader: As if Women Matter, which … Continue reading

January 15, 2014
by Gracie
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Why Do (Some) Feminists Struggle With The Notion Of Sex Work?

Certainly not all feminists embrace sex work, but the issue is very much one of feminism. Recently, I found this conversation at Tumblr which illustrates a classic feminist conversation about sex work. Because posts often go missing at Tumblr, I’m … Continue reading

July 24, 2013
by Gracie
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Call For Papers: Special Issue on Sex Trafficking in Sociological Perspectives

The following is a call for papers (links added by yours truly). Dear Colleagues, We (Barb Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Kari Lerum, University of Washington, Bothell) are guest editors for a special cluster (half issue) of Sociological … Continue reading

May 11, 2013
by Gracie
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“Objectively So Rare” & Rare Objectivity

There’s been quite a lot of coverage surrounding the release of the young women, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus, abducted and held in Cleveland. Some of it has been excellent ~ most notably that on The Rachel Maddow … Continue reading