All right, you lot, it’s links roundup time again.
End demand for marriage (Feminist Ire)- On marriage, borders and the nonsensicality of anti trafficking laws.
What The Rentboy Raid Tells Us About The Gendered Rhetoric Of Trafficking (Morgan M. Page)- Analysis of how language is used.
How the Feds Took Down Rentboy.com (Melissa Gira Grant)- A thorough explanation of the context and the laws used to raid a website for sex workers.
Rentboy wasn’t my ‘brothel’. It was a tool to stay alive in this economy of violence (Anonymous)- A sex worker explains why he needed sites like rentboy.
My transgender sterilization, or why my consent meant nothing. (Queer Anarchism)- When is consent not consent? Heartbreaking piece of an experience far too many people have had throughout Europe.
The Market Goddesses (Katherine Cross)- Great piece on the ideal woman, as created and marketed by capitalism.
Stuck with a terrible landlord? As if tenants have any other choice (Dawn Foster)- Dawn writes a lot of very good stuff about Britain’s housing crisis and this is the latest such piece.
Violent Matter (piercepenniless)- piercepenniless got kicked off twitter for quoting a couple of lines of poetry. Here, he reflects on the poetry and violent rhetoric.
‘Hannibal’ is subverting everything we know about male relationships (Aja Romano)- Interesting analysis of the recently-deceased TV show. Farewell, beautiful murder husbands.
And finally, have a baby meeting a cat for the first time because it is so cute it made my heart burst.