Being a feminist does not mean you understand sex work.
More often than not, people did not want to talk on the phone , so I would have to deal with their anger, irritation, and lots of hang ups. After college, I worked for a medical company doing prior authorization for nursing visits and home medical equipment.Again I was on the phone for long periods of time dealing with disgruntled people — not fun at all !However, we have seen Liad’s performance that featured real-time erotic conversations with real clients (Liad works at an Israeli erotic chat website, where clients pay money by the minute to see her conduct live intimate performances and one-on-one erotic conversations with them). As Silvia Federici said at her seminar, the feminist debate on sex work – as well as trafficking – is blinded by morals. The audience at the Old Electric Plant could switch between three views on erotic labour: the client’s perspective (video), the behind-the-scenes perspectives (screening of the chat and the artist’s entire work place, not merely her body) and the non-mediated perspective of a live audience, whom Liad invited to ask questions about the inner workings of the sex industry. Who are we to decide which form of exploitation is ok and which one is not? The other widely spread feminist assumption is the notion that sex work is empowering and emancipatory. When the Live Chat Bar (in the bottom right hand corner) reads ‘Online’, you click it, select a topic that you wish to talk to an admin about, and then that’s you set!
After that it’s just talking to an admin :)Click Here for a video with a detailed explanation about Live Chat! You can send a request into the ask box (just saying ‘Could someone please go on Live Chat for [insert topic here]’ and hopefully someone will be able to.MIT-based Cyberion City (a "bar" of sorts in cyberspace) warns customers that "unwanted advances of a hostile or forward nature are unacceptable.If you think someone "wants" a closer personal relationship, make absolutely sure before saying or doing anything that would be considered inappropriate in real life." Will the promise of cyberspace fall to a few sexist cyberpigs?But Howard Rheingold, author of "The Virtual Community," believes the problem will diminish with time. There are people who do uncool things, [but] that's not the medium, that's a larger social issue." Meanwhile, several on-line groups have taken matters into their own hands.Women's Wire penalizes repeat offenders by suspending their accounts.She told her newfound friends that she did union work and was fairly new on the "net." "Are you married? Females who surf the Internet's vast, male-dominated network of computer databases or join in public discussions are often subjected to sexism and harassment--occurring most frequently in live chat and via "talk" requests where people can send private messages to anyone on-line at the same time. After apparently offending someone in an Internet newsgroup discussion, Stephanie Brail received an untraceable e-mail "bomb" containing hundreds of sexual and violent messages--the mildest of which was "Shut up, bitch." Brail is calling for action.