About the event Scientists have been trying to understand and classify variance in human sexual orientation and gender identity since the 19th century. More than
Jones claims that she is a former sex worker, though naturally enough was short on any further details, and sounded curiously removed from the peoples’ lives she was discussing. She cheerfully told the students that camming reproduces a system of oppression, like heterosexism, sexism and ableism, which oppresses people. On the other hand, cammers reported ‘high rates of job satisfaction and experiences of pleasure’. Good rates of pay were also possible, she promised, but wanted to emphasise that doing the job wasn’t ‘just about money’, describing the global expansion of this sex industry as ‘exciting times’ and that sex workers had always been at the forefront of improving human sexual pleasure.
The event was attended by around 90 people, the majority of whom were from the museum sector or PhD students in related study areas. The host, Richard Sandell, told us of his hurt that not everyone agreed that activism had a place in museums, and that the word ‘activism’ was beginning to be used pejoratively. Not just by the ‘right wing’ media either, but also amongst museum leadership itself! Sandell wants to reclaim the ethical roots of ‘museum activism’.
I know what you’re thinking, these three things have got nothing to do with each other. Let’s let an adult man explain why it is
About the event The idea that children can be ‘recruited’ into queerness or non-normative gender is an old one. Starting in the nineteenth century but
About this event Join us to hear Dr. Howard Chiang discuss his new monograph, Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific. This talk proposes a new paradigm