Tag: sexualities

Le sexe en tant que travail et le travail du sexe (Sex as work and sex work)

laura agustin , February 1st, 2021


Le sexe en tant que travail et le travail du sexe Ouvrage, traduction par Etienne Simard Une version anglaise de ce texte a été publiée dans Jacobin Magazine…


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Sexworkers’ long history as political experts, English translation: Thierry Schaffauser

laura agustin , November 12th, 2020


I’ve translated Thierry’s reflections published the other day as faithfully to his tone as I could and checked with him, so here’s the piece with the same title,…


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Sexworkers’ long history as political experts: Thierry Schaffauser

laura agustin , November 9th, 2020


The other day Thierry Schaffauser posted some reflections on facebook on the history of sexworkers as thinkers and leaders in activism for social change. Objecting to the exclusion…


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Christmas in the unexciting brothel

laura agustin , December 23rd, 2019


Edvard Munch painted Christmas in the Brothel in 1905, and every year I feel the same fondness for it. I don’t pay much attention to the ceremonies of…


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Grid girls and the Presidents Club: Women and sexist jobs

laura agustin , April 12th, 2018


In 1995, my friend’s 17-year-old daughter Ermina was looking for work in Santiago, Chile. The obvious job available to her was posing in a short skirt beside cars…


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Incitement to paedophilia: It’s the zeitgeist

laura agustin , September 28th, 2017


The headline reads Spanish brothel’s “back to school” party sparks outrage in Andalusia. El Bosque is a legal club de alterne where sex workers drink, dance and chat with customers…


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Sexwork expressionism from Edvard Munch, or Everyday life in a brothel

laura agustin , January 5th, 2017


Christmas in the Brothel is from 1905. There’s a tree, a woman with little black book and pencil, a man reading, figures in the background and empty space….


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End Demand: the B movie

laura agustin , September 1st, 2015


It has all the earmarks of a tearjerker. The billboard erected in Phoenix, Arizona, by anti-prostitutionists looks like artwork for a 1940s paperback cover or poster for a…


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Fantasies that matter: Images of sex work in media and art

laura agustin , July 3rd, 2014


I am looking forward to being in Hamburg, Germany, in August, for this unusually interesting event. My own talk is called Disqualified: Why sex workers suffer social death…


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