What do you think street harassment is about? Sex? Benign flattery? Attraction? Women who can’t just suck it up and deal?

It’s power. Catcalls, sexist comments, public masturbation, groping, stalking and assault: gender-based street harassment makes public places unfriendly, frightening and dangerous for many girls, women, and LGBQT people.

It’s power to control public spaces. Power to alter paths. Power to shame, scare and intimidate. Power to define what is safe and what is not. It’s the power to say: “I’m entitled to touch you, comment on your body, coerce you to smile, control your movement.” Even when women perceive catcalls as flattering, they are nonetheless aware that it’s an unpredictable degree away from possible harm.

International Anti-Street Harassment Week: 10 Things You Can Do To Stop Street Harassment

happy (wrong word?) International Anti-Street Harassment Week, y’all

Embodied Values: Bringing the Senses Back to the Environment


I collaborated with Allyson Pattie on an installation  Hearing Hands which was presented at the Sawyer  seminar series conference SENSORY WORLDS:  Environment, Value and the Multi-Sensory, hosted  by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the  Humanities.

 The piece allows participants to listen with their  ears and also through touching. Inspace,  Edinburgh, 7-9th December, 2011.

IASHS: A Virtual ‘Harvard’ for a New Breed of Sex Educator?

Adult legend Annie Sprinkle was the first to receive one in 2002. More recently, classic stars Candida Royalle, Jane Hamilton (aka Veronica Hart) and Veronica Vera also joined the ranks of adult industry luminaries who’ve received advanced degrees in human sexuality. Even the late High Society magazine publisher and star Gloria Leonard was posthumously honored with a Ph.D from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS) in San Francisco.

via XBIZ http://www.xbiz.com/news/183615