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!
I don't really do new years resolutions. 1. Why set yourself up for failure and 2. If you really want to do something why wait til January 1st. However, saying that I do want to try and be a good girl and blog more. I miss documenting so many exciting things and from the emails I get so many people are following me and enjoy what I write so I feel a bit of a let down by not posting.
I won't write a whole story here, but I must tell you I had a fabulous Christmas party. 14 guys came and we had a really good, fun, sexy time! below is my favourite photo from the party! Might not appeal to you all, but I love it!
In less sexy news I had a good Christmas, very chilled, but no grief and no cooking for me!
Have generally had a quiet time, but all good. New years Eve, I am not a fan of so am staying in alone and curling up on the sofa and watching telly. Who wants to be squashed in busy pubs, deal with ridiculously drunk people, the cold and not being able to get home?! I certainly don't. however, I am keeping off the booze- that will only make me melancholic, but saying that I might have a glass of wine to toast the anniversary of losing my virginity! Yes I lost my virginity 20, yes that is TWENTY years ago today. That makes me feel very very old. Oh, you know the losing my virginity story I told you? That was the 'official' version, the real actual first time was a bit of an error and on New years eve, 1991. Yes, I always was a slut!
Today I had a most excellent time being a slutty schoolgirl, I was a very bad girl who needed help with her maths homework...
Here's a couple of quick snaps I took once I had got ready... apologies for dodgy self shot in mirror, but hey we can't always have a studio and professional photographer at hand (and yes my bathroom mirror needs cleaning)!
Finally, have a wonderful New Years Eve, however you are celebrating and I hope 2012 brings you all you desire and I do hope I get to meet (and re meet) some of you!