Margaret Morse on Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:18:18 +0100 (CET)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: <nettime> Sex Work and Consent at @transmediale

Dear Andreas,

I might get your point, but I am not sure. Is it that regularizing sex
work as a service to society rather than seeing it solely in terms of
a master-slave relationship has a limit--pain, physical and mental?
One thing that I am sure is painful about sex work for the sex worker
is the stigma connected with it. Another thing might be the damage
of so many partners--simply physical wear and tear or in exposure to
disease and STDs.

Your last sentence leaves out the consensual in a way that is over my
head. How can one have an exchange, intrinsically and by definition,
without consent? your puzzled reader.


On Feb 9, 2012, at 3:10 AM, IR3ABF wrote:

>> economical needs continue to force people to sell their body out of
>> despair and not out of consent.
> This expresses imo the issue at stake: the lack of a fundamental
>critic regarding the economics involved in 'sex workers', for
>defining the 'need' to sell once bodily 'labour' out of despair is
>examplary for a eco-system based on unilaterally defined master-slave

#  distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission
#  <nettime>  is a moderated mailing list for net criticism,
#  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
#  more info:
#  archive: contact: