The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History

Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, most famous for authoring I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, passed away at age 86 on May 28th, 2014. Her literary agent Helen Brann confirmed the news to press, and thus began a worldwide outpouring of grief. The top trending tag on Twitter was “RIP Maya Angelou” and, at the… » 5/30/14 11:59am 5/30/14 11:59am

Cranky Eighteenth-Century Johns Deemed Prostitutes Old, Money-Grubbing,…

Harris's List is an 18th century catalog of London prostitutes complete with (real) names, addresses, and descriptions of each, and it proves to me just how much men throughout the ages have loved reviewing prostitutes. They love it today, they loved it 250 years ago, and my guess is that even most Egyptian… » 11/09/11 2:50pm 11/09/11 2:50pm