Of course he did. And if that explanation isn’t offensive enough, the boys needed to be taught hygiene because they were poor. And poor people are dirty:
I’ve got some links to some event locations, great links and 101 materials about sex workers’ rights – feel free to link to your own posts about sex work, the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, and relevant events in the comments.
Recently, I received an email from a student who is writing a paper about sex-positive feminism. He asked a bunch of questions; while I was reviewing those questions, I decided to just go ahead and post them plus my answers publicly (with the student’s consent, of course).
This is a guest-post from Jaclyn Friedman.
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What is it about December that inspires mass breakouts of victim-blaming? Is it the darkness encroaching on our days? Is it the way the holidays make us all want to drink? Whatever it is, it’s happening again.
I don’t expect that Christopher Hitchens will be a favorite among Feministe readers, but he is a personal favorite of mine. Often wrong, often sexist, a total alcoholic misogynist disaster, but — a phenomenal writer, a modern philosopher, a true…