This’ll be my first year blogging for Blogathon. It’s this Saturday, starting at 6 AM Pacific Time, for 24 hours—with a post roughly every half hour. Read your heart out, Zekor: that means I’ll be posting forty-eight times in 24 hours.
Any donations from my efforts will be going towards The Sex Workers Project (SWP), which “provides legal services and legal training, and engages in documentation and policy advocacy, for sex workers. Using a harm reduction and human rights model, [they] protect the rights and safety of sex workers who by choice, circumstance, or coercion remain in the industry.”
I’m blogging for SWP because I have a personal stake and history in sex work. In college, I was more involved than I should have been. I did things I regret, but I was able to get away, but I learned that sex workers have very few rights in any sense of the word. You know that “joke” asking, “If you rape a prostitute, is it ‘theft of services’?” (Ha ha ha *puke*) Yeah, well, that kind of thing really pisses me off. So, this coming Saturday, I’m blogging to support the work that The Sex Workers Project does.
I won’t be blogging about sex work or sex workers necessarily—though I probably will have at least one post about it—but any money raised will be going to SWP, a great cause. I hope you’ll consider donating so that I’ll have a reason to stay up all day and night and post! (Not that I don’t think it’s a fun idea anyway, of course…)
Any amount will help, even a dollar. Please?
(PS: If you’re uncomfortable donating to SWP, please check out one of these great blogs and consider sponsoring them in their efforts. Thanks very much.)