A Whores Manifesto

A Whores Manifesto

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A Whores Manifesto
by Kay Kassirer

This book features wide-ranging stories from people of varied gender, race, and ability offering behind-the-scenes insights into the success and the struggle of sex workers.

“Sex work was once thought to be anathema to womens liberation. Now, to some, it represent the tenacity of womens struggles under patriarchy and capitalism. The red umbrella is wide and covers so many: escorts, sugar babies, strippers, session wrestlers, cam performers, fetish models, DIY queer porn stars, and the full range of gender, race, and ability. The work and the identities of sex workers is as vast and variable as the spectrum of sexuality itself. ‘We do the work. In the streets, in the clubs, in hotel rooms, and in play party dungeons. We make dreams come true so we can afford a place to sleep. We do business in a marketplace that politicians and police are constantly burning down for our ‘own safety and dignity.’ We have high heels and higher anxiety.’ This isnt a collection of sob stories of heartbroken whores. This is a testament of life at ground zero of sexual discourse, the songs of canaries in the coal mines of sex, gender, class, race, and disability. We may dance on the table, but we still demand our seat at it. Sex workers of the world unite. This is A Whores Manifesto.”

About the Author:
Kay Kassirer is a spoken-word poet, organizer, and activist. Clementine von Radics is a poet whose confessional, conversational work has achieved a wide appeal among both traditional and non-traditional poetry audiences.