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Have you ever wanted to be in an endless e-mail chain with Caty, Josephine, and Bubbles? Are you interested in the policy that affects our working and personal lives? Do you like to debate the differences between representations of sex workers on Game of Thrones and The Wire? We want you! Tits and Sass is seeking co-editors to help run the site.
Candidates will be:
1) deeply committed to sex workers’ rights
2) interested in representations of sex work in the media and popular culture
3) able to commit 10 hours of their week to the site
4) familiar with WordPress and Google Docs
5) preferably a full-service sex worker or porn/cam performer; must be a current sex worker
6) able to use either their real name or a pseudonym to represent their work
7) familiar with the site, with real fondness for it
8) from anywhere in the world—preferably from outside the U.S. to add international perspective to our currently all-American editing team
This is a volunteer position. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org introducing yourself and explaining why you’re interested in working with Tits and Sass, along with links to your writing samples and online presence. We especially encourage candidates who are neither white nor cisgender to contact us.
It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce Kate Zen and Josephine have joined the Tits and Sass editorial team! Kate will be our news editor while Josephine will be focusing on television and film reviews. With more hands on deck, we can bring you more posts. Plus, they’re awesome, and just generally fun to have around.
Speaking of expanding our breadth, how about sending us a pitch or submission if you haven’t done so already? The more voices we feature on the site, the more relevant we are, and without relevancy we die inside.
Currently, we’re looking for:
- reviews of Don Jon, Afternoon Delight, Lovelace, The Frozen Ground, Concussion, Young and Beautiful, as well as commentary on the role of sex workers in TV shows like Game of Thrones, Justified, Masters of Sex, House of Cards, Mad Men, and especially Strip Club Queens: Atlanta.
- strippers from the south to weigh in on local conventions
- submissions for what will hopefully be our most monster group post of all time, “The Most Shocking Thing(s) A Client Ever Told Me.” You’re not limited to narrowing it down to only one!
- current event pieces for Kate: What do you think of New York’s new prostitution and trafficking courts? Equality Now’s campaign to keep sex work criminalized? Possible criminalization/adoption of the Swedish End Demand model in France? The exclusion of Kenyan gay sex workers from that country’s HIV treatment agenda?
- good old fashioned comedy. How about a satirical take on a first person report from Sweatpants Boner Man? Or a parody of a TER review?
- first person brothel experiences, in the United States and abroad.
- book reviews, always. Want to let us know what you thought of Melissa Ditmore’s Sex Work Matters anthology? Or, maybe you can tell us how you weigh in on the depiction of Victorian brothel workers in The Crimson Petal And The White ? How about your take on Monica Mayhem’s porn memoir or your analysis of Susan Dewey’s research in Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town or Cynthia M Blair’s I’ve Got To Make My Living: Black Women’s Sex Work In Turn of the Century Chicago?
- what you’re looking for. You can always email us questions for Dear Tits and Sass, or drop us a note with topic ideas. Tell us what you need to read about and we will do our best to oblige.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to publicly affirm our commitment to showcasing diverse viewpoints and striving for inclusivity. Sex workers are already left out of so much, including public discussions about our own lives, and we don’t want to replicate that exclusion here in any way. Please know we are going to work hard to have the site reflect the variety of people who come to the sex trade in terms of skin color, gender identities, national identities, and sexual identities. You can help by continuing to hold us accountable and encouraging every sex worker you know to contribute. Those who don’t feel like writing a full post on their own can submit images, conduct interviews, or participate in roundtables. If you’re willing to share it, we will figure out a way to include your perspective.
Our email address is still info at titsandsass dot com. Let’s get started.
Tits and Sass is looking to make some new additions to its editorial team. If you’re a fan of the site with a moderate amount of free time, boundless enthusiasm for all things sex work-related, and a good, critical eye for shaping drafts, we want you!
Duties may include:
- responding to emails from interested contributors; soliciting contributions on your own
- writing once a week for the site, either about news or pop culture items
- making suggestions during a draft’s early stages to make the final product tighter and more coherent
- copyediting/proofreading final drafts
The only qualifications we require are that you a) are a strong writer with a great grasp on standard grammar and punctuation rules, b) currently work in the sex industry and c) are able to politely and clearly articulate what changes can be made to make an article better.
Please send emails of interest with links to writing samples to info at titsandsass.com. Tell us a little about yourself and your background. As always, correspondence is kept completely confidential and you are welcome to use a pseudonym. This is a volunteer position without financial compensation, but you will be paid handsomely in glory and appreciation.