- $pread is Dead, Long Live $pread by Audacia Day
I first came across the magazine $pread (a magazine for and by sex workers) while in a playwriting class at university. The chick sitting next to me had brought a copy in with her and although I really enjoyed that class I ended up borrowing it and reading the whole thing while I still had the chance. One of the stories in there went on to inspire the play I was working on. I’m sad that this magazine has come to the end of the road, but I’m glad there’s something in the works that will make the content of all of their past issues available to the public and that they will serve as a business model to others who would like to start a magazine of their own.
- Transgender or Transgendered? by Joanne Herman
We all need to educate ourselves about words and the meanings they hold if only to stop ourselves from coming across as complete douches.
- Why Go Out? by Sheila Heti
In no way related to the subjects of this blog, except maybe in a very small way, but as a recluse and a smoker this article amused the hell out of me and maybe it could do the same for you.
Interesting drawing by an interesting woman. Her comments on gender and art are something to think about. She’s also married to Robin Bougie, creator of Cinema Sewer, which you should also check out. Fair warning: it’s not for the faint of heart or the easily offended. Personally I love them both.
- Want a Raise? Wash Your Vagina by Dhonig
You have to read it to believe it.
- Consent by Rabbit White
Great story. It reminds me of my late teens.
- Sex Positivity and Other Lies on Tumblr by Madame Thursday
Some choice quotes from this article:
“If you’re sex positive and you’re not making an active effort to include and celebrate all kinds of sexuality from all kinds of people? You’re a fucking liar. There it is. You’re a liar.”
“So I say FUCK sex positivity. I want sex inclusivity.”
- Beyond Sex-Positive by Miller of Skeptic’s Play
Ever wonder where asexuality and celibacy come in play in this whole sex-positive business of ours? This article doesn’t have all the answers, but it raises some good questions and a few good points along the way.