Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sarah Matsushita’s Lessons

A friend of mine, Sarah Matsushita, wrote an excellent article on women’s rights in Asia. As Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development points out, morality is “most commonly used against women, to control women’s bodies and sexuality”. I … Continue reading

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VAWA Reauthorization Bill Passed By Senate

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate passed the reauthorisation bill for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by 78 votes to 22. The bill was championed by lead co-sponsors Senators Patrick Leahy and Michael Crapo. Since it was originally passed in … Continue reading

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sexwork.ie – A Blog By An Escort Advertising Website

I’ve come across a blog called sexwork.ie, which is made by a company that advertises escort services in Ireland online. It offers an alternative view on the sex industry to that of Ruhama – I recommend reading the post titled … Continue reading

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Censorship And Simulated Child Pornography In Manga

Below is an excerpt from a dissertation, “Embracing the Demon: Monstrous Children in Japanese Literature and Cinema, 1946-2008,” written by Lindsay Nelson (with whom I collaborated in the aftermath of the 2011 disasters in northern Japan).  It’s taken from the … Continue reading

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