Zines oor die geleefde ervarings van sekswerkers

Zines oor die geleefde ervarings van sekswerkers
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"Despite their hopeful messages, the stories are visceral. In a few short pages, the zines take the reader through a roller coaster of intense hurt and healing, anguish and faith, rage and calm, and a catharsis of self-acceptance, self-love, and self-power."

Die Sex Worker Zine Project het 24 vroue, mans en transgender persone wat seks verkoop in Gauteng, Limpopo en Mpumalanga betrek om hul lewenservarings te deel. Die projek sluit ook perspektiewe van ander betrokkenes, gemeenskaplike aktiviste en navorsers in. Hierdeur word die stereotipes en stigmas oor migrante en sekswerkers uitgedaag en word daar wegbeweeg van die geykte narratief wat oor hulle lewens vertel word. Dit dwing die leser af om publieke en politiese retoriek te bevraagteken.

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"Drawing on popular rhetoric relating to immigration and asylum seeking, the migrant’s singular story is one of an unchallenged negative stereotype: a burden, deviant, a criminal. The result—due to increasing political conservatism, xenophobia, and neoliberalism—is increasingly restrictive immigration policies that threaten the freedoms, opportunities, safety, and well being of people across the globe. Equally stereotyped are the discourses—and policies—linked to sexuality and sexual behaviours, including sex work. Although research clearly links the criminalisation of sex work to increased experiences of human rights violations, stigma, and ill health, the commercial sex industry remains illegal in many countries, including South Africa where all aspects of the selling and buying of sex are criminalised."

Kry die volle e-boek oor die projek hier.

Die zines is uitgegee deur die African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) se MoVE Project, verbonde aan Universiteit van die Witwatersrand (WITS) in samewerking met die Sisonke Sex Worker Movement. Laasgenoemde is in 2003 gestig as die enigste sekswerker-beweging wat deur sekswerkers self bestuur word. Hulle mantra lui nothing about us without us

 

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