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Re: <nettime> <inettime> Sex Work and Consent at @transmediale [Tara McPherson, Margaret Morse, martha rosler]

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From: Tara McPherson <>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Sex Work and Consent at @transmediale
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:16:37 -0800

Thank you, Maggie.


On 2/10/2012 4:06 PM, Margaret Morse wrote:
>Dear Morlock,
>Do you actually not understand the difference between selling your physical 
>body and choosing to write inane academic papers?
>rgaret MorseMM
>On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:34 AM, Morlock Elloi wrote:
>>And how exactly is selling access to the pussy fundamentally different
>>from selling access to the brain?

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From: Margaret Morse <>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Sex Work and Consent at @transmediale
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 21:27:25 -0800
To: Carl McKinney <>

Dear Carl,

excellent point! It is time see the relationships between academic
labor and other embodied practices without ceasing to make
distinctions between them. It would be illuminating if you would
follow one of these threads further.

Best wishes,


On Feb 11, 2012, at 6:12 PM, Carl McKinney wrote:

> as my wrists, neck, shoulders, back, and butt remind me, writing (whether inane or not) is a profoundly embodied practice. academics sell their bodies as do day laborers and sex workers. see martha nussbaum's "whether from reason or prejudice." which is not to suggest these activities are all the same, but to question what makes selling sex different from other ways we sell ourselves? and then we also have to consider different types of sex work (and indeed different types of sex - must it involve penetration??), and how these finer gradations tend to blur into other types of affective labor and other types of relationships that involve economic exchange.
> -c


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From: martha rosler <>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Sex Work and Consent at @transmediale
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 10:55:01 +0100

you guys are hilarious.
absolutely hilarious.

On Feb 12, 2012, at 3:12 AM, Carl McKinney wrote:


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