Bodies Speak

I saw this video a week or so ago and it keeps coming back to me in flashes. I love these women.

A couple of weeks ago in the NY Times there was an interesting debate about the legalization of prostitution. For the record, I stand firmly in the legalization camp. But this video reminds me that while legalization is a fine place for the discussion to start, it’s hardly where it should end.

Healthcare. Safety. Trafficking. Indeed, these are the most pressing issues.

But I’m also interested in shining a light into the soul of the thing. Bodies as currency, as communication, as electrical conductors. Bodies as objects, as vessels, as recording devices. Bodies as rentals, as shrines, as homes.

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  1. Interesting discussion. I was pro-legalization until recently, when I read an article about how in Spain, where prostitution is legal, almost all the prostitutes are now trafficked from Eastern Europe. This has changed from 20 years ago when 90% of prostitutes were Spanish women presumably working voluntarily. Scary stuff.

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