Brothel Museums and How Women Won the West

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

It's interesting to think that in states that are now staunchly red, such liberal ideas once flourished. And not so very long ago, either. And it's even more interesting to realize that these brothels contributed to the early days of white settlement in America. [...continue...]

Slutwalks, Whores, and Broads: What’s In a Word?

June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The recent controversy over Slutwalks worldwide has gotten everyone atwitter over the terminology used to denigrate women once again, but I tried to stay out of it personally. I kind of love the idea of reclaiming the word “slut” and reveling in the freedom it can afford. In the same [...continue...]

Wanna See Me As a Whore? Yeah, I Said Whore.

March 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

I’m a member of the Poetry Brothel here in NYC. We, the whores, dress up in tartish outfits and read poetry for cash, and it is hot, hot, hot! I was thinking of keeping this part of my life away from my blogging life, but the photo they put up on their website is just too good not to share. [...continue...]