Is committing lawless acts to survive, like sex work and sexual visual production, be defined as Gue  

RebekahLawless 33F
2 posts
5/24/2005 7:41 pm

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Is committing lawless acts to survive, like sex work and sexual visual production, be defined as Gue

As I was trying to determine if committing lawless acts to survive(, survive meaning: to have the time to educate oneself, to have resources to gain medical attention, to sustain life by eating, to holistically heal and maintain ones spiritual presence from stress and emotional dichotomies by having resources to entertain oneself and other forms of neo-meditation activities) like sex work and sexual visual production would be defined as Guerrilla Warfare or just anarchistic selfishness, I came across the word ‘Asymmetric warfare’.

“Asymmetric warfare is a military term to describe warfare in which the two belligerents are mismatched in their military capabilities or accustomed methods of engagement such that the militarily disadvantaged power must press its special advantages or effectively exploit its enemy’s particular weaknesses if they are to have any hope of prevailing.” definition by wikipedia.

In a sex workers lifestyle and occupation the TWO belligerents could be one the workers themselves including their patrons and the other belligerent would be the laws that threaten their survival including the institutions that created and enforce said laws. Quite obviously a mismatch between the two entities would define this hypothetical situation as the sex worker being the disadvantaged. I wonder would acquiring means and methods of using ‘guerrilla-like tactics’ to hide and operate in a very illegal fashion in a very legal social climate, be pressing a disadvantage of the prevailing power? I ask is there at all a fight between sex workers and governmental institutions, while understanding that all individuals choose everyday what if any side they are on. If there is a fight between these two forces, attempting to gain control of either themselves and their earthly freedoms or control of their interest, than again, are the acts of the lawless, acts of warfare, in a defensive way. Hence would all imprisonments of sex workers be acts of warfare, making the prisoners political prisoners? Then as political prisoners, why are the major outlets for activism, direct action, and other agencies not having sex workers on their war-like front lines?

I believe that there is a fight between moral and political institutions to eradicate sex outside of marriage, while subconsciously magnifying patriarchy by making sure that a woman’s individual labor could not supersede the prevailing male privileged. On top of the simple fact that women can create something more spectacular than any male engineer or male entrepreneur via child birth, it is true that not only just socially attractive individual women could maintain a pleasurable standard of living, but all healthy women could do just that. Than I would argue all aspects of sex work (prostitution, exotic dancing, galmore modeling, porn stars and producers, buyers of said services and hobbiest) would shift the current power structure. Eradicating sex outside of marriage alone is obliterating the oppressive institution of marriage.

I believe that if there is that fight between sex workers and the law, the actions that all proponents of the sex workers take would lean toward classifying them as freedom fighters using guerrilla warfare for survival. I believe that fighting for one’s own freedom and the freedom of friends/family closest to them, is an anarchistic form of warfare. I do not believe that sex work is just individually selfish. I believe if it is a cognitive choice to commit acts of civil disobedience to protect oneself and any others, again who cognitively choose to participate in any illegal acts, than the non-hierarchical title of freedom fighter is accurate. I also must mention my opinion that the above stated cognitive decision must be one with, if possible, the truest non bias information to make that decision to commit illegal acts, especially potentially dangerous ones.

I believe that even in the activist and radical movements on the left, or anarchistic sub universe, sex workers rights have been left to find for ITSELF.


kondenado86 30M
9 posts
6/24/2005 5:00 am

This is an interesting subject that has amazed me since I first came to this country last year. I was one day watching one of these cop shows where a group of officers lured guys to prostitutes. Obviously these prostitutes were officers as well and the show ended up with a bunch of guys sent to jail because they wanted to have some fun.
I was just shocked of what I had seen. The extreme puritanism of this country made one of the oldest jobs in the world, illegal!. I began to think, what is wrong with these people? why do they do this? what are the consecuences? I found myself realizing the amazing amount of sexual offenders that exist in this country. Recently I learned at college that close to a million college students are harrassed or sexually abused each year. I come from Spain, but I looked up some numbers in the internet, and in the hole of Europe those numbers are unthinkable. Then again, in Europe prostitution is legal AND syndicated in most countries. You don't have to comit acts of civil disobedience to calm your natural desires, you don't have to be ashamed of what you do because it's illegal, or even worse in America; inmoral.
What still confuses me more is why should prostitution and all sex related jobs be called inmoral. WHO dictaminates morality? Isn't this "a free country"? Shouldn't I be free to do whatever I want with my body? Shouldn't I be able to share it and perhaps get some cash in exange? It's my body. I'm not a minion of the system. I'm not going to follow the law if I think what it says is wrong, and I am not going to harm anybody with it.
In conclusion, the war is on. We are not winning, be neither are they. Fortunately there are so many people decided to keep these "careers" going that the law enforcement system cannot keep up in deleting all the new workers and customers. Unfortunately if there is not a change in the political minds to a less puritan, freer line of thought, the war will keep on going to nowhere.


DrGonzo17 36M
34 posts
7/22/2005 11:10 am

he's totally right, and so are you rebekah, If we hadn't made prostitution illegal a lot of people wouldn't be so sexually frustrated that they would turn to crazy crimes like molestation and stuff like that. But we couldn't bring it back now, it would be too big of shock to our culture probably. other countries like spain for instance have grown up through the generations with that sort of thing being normal, just like smoking weed on the streets and no real age limit for drinking. lucky bastards, and thats why when I've made a few mill I'm buying an island or just going to another country, or maybe I'll just live in a few. Your a porn star in jupiter right? I live in jupiter too, right by the dune dog by the bridge going over to tequesta. If you like to hang out and go to the beach or something let me know, you can contact me by clicking on my pic and my email is on my short description. You seem like a well rounded person, brains and body I'm sure to be in porn. I don't know if I'd be right for porn. . . interesting thought though. . . sounds like fun actually. lol


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