For everyone who has been waiting for the release of Third Watch, I’m very sorry, but life intervened.
I was sick most of August, as some among you know, and am not sure whether it’s over yet. I won’t go into the boring details, but most of the time I was too mush-brained to do any of the work needed to bring out the book by the end of the month.
However, I’m working on it again, and the moment it’s done it will go live on Smashwords!
…and it is free for the next 24 hours or so!
An eminently well-written article on prostitution and which model of dealing with it might be preferable.
Originally posted on Links feminisme:
This article was also published in International Viewpoint.
Recent years have seen renewed debate about prostitution in European countries. Both the Swedish and the Dutch models have been in effect for over 10 years and a lot of research has been done on the various implementations. What are the opinions and results?
- Different models
- Present-day reality
- Harm Reduction
- Harm Elimination
- Effects in the Netherlands
- Effects in Sweden
- Frequently Asked Questions
There are of course countless opinions about prostitution. Most of these are problematic because they are based on myopic, selfish or conservative thinking, or on abstract theory far removed from the real-life situation. There are a few models that try to take reality into account and to improve on it. These can be roughly divided into two tendencies: the harm reduction and the harm elimination model.
I’ll take a short look at both models…
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A recent interview* of several very well-known M/M authors has stirred up quite some anger. Foremostly because other M/M writers again felt the need to justify writing M/M (after some disingenuous comments about male writers writing better M/M), while others went on to clarify on why they write women (in M/M stories) the way they do. Of course fans and authors of M/M alike immediately sprang to rescue and disavowed any of the alleged negativity in the interview as being original to the authors questioned there. I agree with that on most of the rather leadingly placed quotes.