Sex on Sunday: chorus boy talk, practically-trafficked nannies and sex offenders as queers

Polari, a vibrant language born out of prejudice by Paul Baker

. . . particularly well known in London and associated with chorus boys who danced and sang in West End productions, and male prostitutes who drank endless cups of tea in seedy cafes hanging out around Piccadilly (“the dilly”) looking for “steamers” (clients).

Employment Rights for Nannies: NYS Senate Passes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights from Gender & Sexuality Law Blog

Frequently ignored in the debates about human trafficking is the vulnerability of the women (typically women of color and often immigrants with less than secure legal status) we pass every day on the street who are caring for other people’s children.  . . working conditions in many cases indistinguishable from those who the law would consider trafficked.  Because the labor of domestic workers is not primarily sexual in nature, their exploitation has been largely ignored . . . 2006 report: Home is where the work is: Inside New York’s Domestic Work Industry

Event in Chicago on sex-offender laws by Yasmin Nair

. . . Over the last many decades, laws punishing and registering sex offenders have so increased in severity that several legal critics now consider them draconian. . . a historical concurrence: the relatively high level of acceptance and even protection of LGBTs in the past 15 years has coincided with a rise in the punishment and monitoring of RSOs [registered sex offenders]. As he put it, “the sex offender takes up the space now vacated by the homosexual.”

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