We would like to point out that we are not sex workers, and cannot speak in their name. T: Yes, sex-workers shout “We don’t need to be saved” for a reason.However, we have seen Liad’s performance that featured real-time erotic conversations with real clients (Liad works at an Israeli erotic chat website, where clients pay money by the minute to see her conduct live intimate performances and one-on-one erotic conversations with them). As Silvia Federici said at her seminar, the feminist debate on sex work – as well as trafficking – is blinded by morals. Male gaze was just one of the self-erected (umm.) filters I watched the film through, but titillation is never really an objective for .If that is a viewer’s objective, they’ll be bored very quickly.Apply Now We have Adult Phone Operative vacancies for a bubbly and chatty applicants. that took place on Saturday, October 4th at the Old Power Station. In fact there is a large part of anti-sex work feminists who fight for the abolition of all forms of sex work, because they see it as degrading, always forced and as maintaining the subordination of all women.But to maintain their interest (and break the monotony), she also converses and will juggle apples or play the violin (neither very well) to attract tippers.At one point, she even invites her elderly and pervy (but creepy in an relatively harmless way) landlord into her apartment.
The waiting shattered the myth that sex work is something highly exciting, an idea that seems to be quite wide-spread (judging from the Q & A). K: Yeah, but she made it quite clear that she only wants to discuss the sex work, not the activist work. It’s amazing how personal it would get: people did not hesitate to ask about her nationality, if she is in a relationship, etc., as if that had anything to do with her work. I loved the question whether her work, making the clients satisfied, would lessen the Israeli agression on Palestine. Society never seems to ask this question outside of the sex work sphere. K: And as Liad pointed out during her performance this is also still not widely acknowledged in feminist circles. Not all sex workers are victims of human trafficking and need to be freed. T: But the division between “intellectual” and physical labour is also a false one, legitimizing and maintaining the moral superiority of intellectual work – in opposition to less paid physical work, or non paid-emotional work, care work, etc.I could see why a job like that would be appealing to someone like Rosalie, someone who is comfortable with her body and enjoys the autonomy and freedom the job allows.
It is set up to be a polarizing film, and one that a significant percentage of people will be bored by (I wasn’t, for what that’s worth). Client: I'm out of time units, but I'll be right back. T: Boredom was part of it because it lasted for almost 2 hours, during which the audience had to wait – together with Liad – for clients. I just wish she had spoken more about her activist work with sex workers in Berlin … And because sex work is so stigmatized, it is not seen as any other job. The question is though, which job is or can be voluntary at all?