A highlight from Savage Love Episode 775

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Only fans i was going to talk about the events situation at the top of this week. Show but the only fan situation seems resolved itself only fans is a platform where people can subscribe to content creators who then share exclusive photos and videos on the side. It's a site worth billions. Thanks to the sex workers and porn performer. The platform marketed itself to recruited when it first launched in two thousand sixteen and then a week ago only fans announced it was banning all sexually explicit content from its site because banks credit card. Companies processors were forcing them to they reversed course in a week. Only fans turned around and said a week later. Basically we hear you and announced that they weren't gonna ban sexually explicit content after all and would no longer be pivoting who. I don't know what what they plan to pivot to the week. Before last based tune teenagers doing lip syncs and cooking tutorials and other shit people can get for free on youtube and dick doc right now. How are you going to make money at that. But that was their plan a week and a half ago. What seems to have made the difference here. And what. I see as a sign of real progress the new york times washington post. Cnn daily papers. Npr mainstream publications went to sex workers and porn stars to get quotes about how only fans was doing to them. What facebook and instagram and craigslist had already done to them and how this being driven off the internet was making their lives harder and sex work more dangerous not a radical sex work not ending it just making it more dangerous. That's new and it made a huge difference. Abigail higgins has a terrific piece at the lily. Sex workers rallied together when only fans band sexually explicit content. They believed their voices are finally being heard. That's the headline. go read it. I'm not the only one who thinks that this new development reporters talking to sex workers about sex work is making a difference is creating some sort of seismic shift some change. You know if you read stories written about gay people from five decades ago. They didn't talk to gay people in talk to us. They talked about us when that changed. Things started to change for gay. People seems to me that until very very recently stories written about sex workers porn performers and mainstream. They talked about sex workers and porn performers. Not to them. that's changing. That's changed. It took a few decades to get from talking to people about gay people to the progress. We've seen on gay rights but we wouldn't have seen that progress if that hadn't happened and that couldn't have happened if gay people weren't willing to talk if gay people weren't out. I think we're on a similar trajectory here with sex workers sex workers rights from finally quoting gay people in stories about gay people to marriage equality in forty years. Here's hoping we go from quoting sex workers in stories about sex work to criminalization of sex work in less time. There's something share something kinda random. Before i get to your calls. Basically i a beef with the internet. The internet you let me down this week. I mean i heard right away about all four of the right wing anti vaccine anti mask. Radio talk show hosts who died of kovic last week. Jimmy d young and tennessee. Dick farrell and florida philvalentine. Also tennessee. Marc bernier also in florida. And i am not complaining about that. I like to stay informed. But i am wondering how many right wing radio talk. Show host have to die before they start taking the pandemic seriously and it looks like their preferred answer the preferred answer of right wing radio talk show hosts everywhere is all of us. All of us have to die and as tempting as it is to say okay. Sure all of you is a price. I am willing to pay. We have to think of all the other people being harmed by these dumb motherfuckers. Not just listeners. Not just their listeners. People stupid enough to listen to them but all the people these men and their listeners may pass the infection onto. i'm really not worried about our strategic national stockpile of asshole right wing radio talk show hosts running low with the internet and again like to stay informed was happy to hear about it. It's just that i heard about them. Jimmy dick fillon mark right away but somehow the internet failed to bring the gazebo situation in eureka. California to my attention. It took a savage love reader. Thank you mr t. Emailing me the link to the story like it was nineteen ninety. Eight or something. Andrew goff reports at the lost coast outpost news from humboldt county. California someone in eureka. California mounted a dildo onto the roof of eureka's old town gazebo. I can't do the gazebo owner as goff dubbed did. I can't do the gazebo. Owner justice here podcasting not a visual medium and there are photos video at andrew gobs story about the z. Boehner suffice it to say whoever mounted that dildo to the roof of the gazebo rica's old town intended for that dildo to stay mounted. You're gonna wanna watch the video. Loss coast outposts. Andrew goff story is titled. The city of eureka has removed mysterious dill. Dome atop the old town gazebo still mystery as to. Who put that dildo. They're gotta say good job dildo mounter good job and keep them coming and internet. Come on. i'm as interested in hearing about dildos mounted to the roofs of gazebos. As i am in hearing about dead right wing radio talk show host. Please internet. I want both those stories. But those kinds of stories to be brought to my

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