Month: August 2017

ILEAGAL N IMMORAL

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ILLEGAL & IMMORAL

 

This piece is in reaction to an act of pure misogyny. I was evicted from my home on false grounds of being a sex worker. I received the letter shown accusing me of “illegal and immoral acts” as a result of another tenant reporting me to the landlord for being a “prostitute” – simply because he had heard me having sex with my partner.

One man’s word against me was sufficient to throw me out of my home. Although the space had never been used to sell sex, even if it had this would not contravene any existing laws. The “illegal and immoral” spray paint used to deface the wall of the room was a return of their accusation in an act of defiance. The tinsel and dollar bills act in a mocking jibe against the absurdity of the situation.

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