Sex News: Tumblr exodus overwhelms Pillowfort, Margaret Cho’s Mercy Mistress, R. Kelly is a monster, Grindr harassment case

  • “Dia says that she enjoys turning the fetishist’s expectation on its head and defying stereotypes. “The sex worker stigma has a counteractive effect to the ‘model minority’ stereotype, but at the same time, brings up the idea of how media has singularly projected Asian sex workers as trafficked, submissive, and destitute,” she says. “It’s a rare treat and a coveted experience to be with a highly-sought after Asian sex worker, I imagine.””
    * These Dominatrixes Want to Smash Stereotypes About Asian Women (Allure)
  • “After years of asking the same questions, she suddenly saw a sharp uptick in students describing feelings of humiliation and disgust toward their bodies and sexual identities … Digging deeper, she found that many of her students had been involved in youth groups that taught them not only to abstain from sex before marriage, but also that they should not feel any sexual desire at all.”
    * Whatever Happened To Those Girls Who Signed “Purity Pledges”? Hint: It’s Not Good (BUST Magazine)

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  • “In order to properly grapple with R. Kelly, one must honestly interrogate the dynamics of toxic black masculinity, the complicity of the black community itself that allowed his brutality to thrive, cycles of abuse, and our cultural obsession with stardom … Several high-powered pop-culture figures — including Dave Chappelle, Lady Gaga, and Jay-Z, the latter two who actually collaborated with him — refused to appear in the documentary.”
    * Surviving R. Kelly Is a Necessary Awakening, But It Asks the Wrong Questions (Vulture)
  • “The airing of Lifetime’s three-part series on the sexual misconduct allegations against musician R. Kelly on Thursday provoked a public outpouring of anger and disgust. More quietly, it also appears to have moved some sexual abuse survivors to reach out for help.”
    * Sex Abuse Hotline Calls Surge During ‘Surviving R.Kelly’ (Daily Beast)
  • “On Jan. 11, Netflix will take the evolution a step further with Sex Education, a British dramedy series that casts Hugo star Asa Butterfield as Otis Thompson, a sweet, unassuming 16-year-old outcast whose single, free-loving sex-therapist mom Jean (Gillian Anderson) is always embarrassing him with her lack of boundaries. After watching him give some surprisingly great sex advice to a fellow student, Otis’ rebellious crush Maeve (Emma Mackey) persuades him to set up his own informal therapy practice on campus and cut her in on the profits.”
    * ‘Sex Education’ Is a Teen Sex Comedy with a Gen Z Twist (TIME)
  • “One of the largest club operators in San Francisco is BSC Management, which operates the majority of adult clubs in San Francisco — 10 out of 12. The only exceptions are the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre and the Crazy Horse. According to Axel Sang, BSC’s marketing director, all of the clubs’ dancers were formerly contractors but are now “club employees being paid an hourly wage and commission on dance sales … [with] payroll taxes, unemployment compensation, workman’s compensation, Healthy San Francisco costs, Affordable Care Insurance costs and San Francisco sick leave pay for several hundred new employee entertainers in addition to the hourly wage,” he told the Examiner. Sang estimated that 200 dancers have quit their jobs since the policy change to paychecks.”
    * S.F. Strip Clubs See Performer Exodus as Paychecks Enter Equation (XBIZ)

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  • “His former partner created fake profiles on the app to impersonate Herrick and then direct men to show up at Herrick’s home and the restaurant where he worked asking for sex, sometimes more than a dozen times per day. Herrick took action against his ex, filing 14 police reports. He also filed a lawsuit against Grindr in 2017. The alleged harassment continued for months, even after Herrick obtained a temporary restraining order against Grindr that required the company to disable the impersonating profiles. Herrick’s story echoes the online harassment that many people have experienced, often with little to no legal consequences for the companies that created the technology in question.”
    * A Grindr harassment suit could change the legal landscape for tech — and free speech (NBC News)
  • “[Dancers] are fighting to keep their real names and addresses private – and Thursday morning a federal judge sided with them. A Pierce County man, David Van Vleet, filed a public disclosure request for information related to the businesses licenses of workers at Fox’s strip club in Parkland … U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton agreed [and] issued a preliminary injunction keeping Van Vleet form getting the information through public disclosure.”
    * Strippers to judge: Keep our real names private (KIRO Seattle)

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