delve a little deeper....
This month I spent some time ranting about The All Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade (APPG) are launching an inquiry to assess the current UK legal settlement surrounding prostitution. They wish to identify how legislation to tackle demand could safeguard those in danger of sexual exploitation and abuse. I wrote about the issues that concerned me regarding the APPG in this blog and urged people to respond to the questionnaire. In fact I was so determined to get people to take note and respond I blogged a helpful breakdown of the questions, along with my answers.
Incidentally, the responses for this survey are due to be released in January 2014, so that'll be interesting.... watch this space.
I also had a photoshoot in January. Here is one of the photos:
Consisted of me both plugging my March tour to Reading and trying to convince people to romance me on Valentines day. Both failed miserably :(
I also wrote my first blog on my struggle with feminism and how I found it hard to relate to. As someone who of course believes in the equal rights of women, I found it hard to discover that many other women only want equal rights for a certain sort of women (ie. Not sex workers, the working class or anyone who they disapprove of) and that radical feminism has hateful views on sex work, transgender issues and all men.
The Easter Bunny with One Ear was one of my favourite stories I shared with you this year! The saga rumbled on into May too where I wrote about it again. I never did get a refund!
Other than being the oldest bunny in town I wrote a lot in March! Joan Smith pissed me off, I worried about Talking Dirty and I got pissed off again, this time with Melissa Farley and was inspired to write Why I made The Choice to become a prostitute by Brooke Magnanti who had written about Farley.
With April's showers came a long piece on porn, this took for-fucking-ever to write so you can read it again- it's a bit about the history of porn and inspired by me getting fed up with men who learn about sex from porn and therefore don't know how to do it properly!
I also dabbled in satire after Samantha Brick annoyed the entire nation yet again by announcing she was so beautiful other women hated her...
Finally, probably one of the hardest stories to write, but also one I am proud of being allowed to tell. It also highlighted the appalling rape conviction statistics and the Merseyside model in relation to Police attitudes to sex workers.
The Minxipedia was born!
AND I started a Twitter Storm!
Go May !
Oh, and then I got all angsty about feminism again!
Another tough blog- I wrote, for the first time about when I was outed at work. A hard one to write but something that a lot of people wrote to me and tweeted about which was lovely.
However, I also got slagged off by Mumsnet (I'm sure I need a T shirt for that) and in terrific news there was Victory for Scottish Sex Workers.
Part Two coming up tomorrow!
With it being nearly Easter I thought I would get into the spirit and acquire myself a bunny outfit. Like a Playboy bunny rather than a furry cute one!
I ordered a 'sexy' bunny set from eBay which included ears, a bow tie and tail. It arrived a couple of days later having forked out for the faster delivery option because I wanted to ensure it arrived by Thursday. was most disappointed to discover that the ear headband only had one ear attached to it. Checked everywhere to see if the ear had fallen off into the packaging or on the floor. No bunny ear to be found.
I was a one eared bunny
A hot cross bunny even.
So, whilst I did go and buy another set of ears I didn't really like them as the were cute and furry and pink and not very Playboy bunny-ish.
Here is an excerpt of a complaint email I never thought I would have to write:
My bunny ear set arrived today, but I most disappointed to find that the headband had only one bunny ear attached. This is most inconvenient as I am meant to be being an Easter bunny on Thursday.
I can return the faulty set to you- I have not removed the tail or bowtie from the set as yet but I would like a full refund including postage costs.
Quite how whoever sent this didn't realise that a bunny ear headband should have two ears attached to it I do not understand.
Please send instructions as to who I should send it to and any refund number I need to include to ensure I get my refund asap. There was no paperwork in the package to complete a return form.
For amusement, here are some snaps of me in bunny outfit as the one eared bunnygirl
And here is a very very naughty bunny.
PS: Thank you to my gorgeous photographer xxx