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1/ @michaelpollan's highly-expected @netflix series #HowToChangeYourMind just premiered! 📺🍄 Despite near-universal praise, #HTCYM is rife with errors & borders on historical revisionism 🤥

A critique 🤔🧵 #LSD #MDMA #Peyote #Mescaline #Psilocybin #Mushrooms #Psychedelic @MAPS
2/ Before I get started, I'll give everyone a little bit of background information. @michaelpollan released a non-fiction work entitled "How to Change Your Mind" in May of 2018. Before the end of that year, his book about #psychedelic drugs became a @nytimes bestseller. Image
3/ @michaelpollan achieved massive coverage for this self-described "mental travelogue" of his #psychedelic experiences. Soon enough, Mr. Pollan became a prominent figure w/in the so-called "Psychedelic Renaissance". In the process, he gained a rather interesting reputation. Image
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🚨ALERT🚨 Medical professionals understand why it's misleading & unethical to say #psychedelics are a #cure for any health condition. In this @CNBC video, @C_Angermayer (@atai_life) says #ibogaine has the "potential to completely cure addiction" 🧵 1/8
Though it's true some patients in recent #psychedelic clinical trials did not meet diagnostic criteria for their treatment-resistant condition after therapy, many still felt lingering symptoms of their condition afterward. Unfortunately, #PsychedelicsArentSilverBullets. 2/8
Medical professionals understand the distinction between #cures and #treatments. The term cure "refers to a complete restoration of health". Treatments are reserved for medical interventions which aim to control symptoms (think "effective treatment”) 3/8…
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Germany has lost the plot on #prostitution so completely that we are seriously after 20 years of legal free-for-all for sex buyers debating whether maybe letting them gang-bang women in a state of advanced pregnancy might be just slightly medically and ethically questionable? 🤦‍♀️
And I'm pissed off at both sides here because the right is only interested in this because they care about unborn children, i.e. they're also currently restricting our abortion rights, and the left just cares about men's pleasure and pretending that it equates to women's freedom.
But the #prostitution of heavily pregnant women is not a matter of personal opinion. And it's also entirely unrelated to questions of sexual agency, e.g. when a pregnant woman chooses to have sex for her own pleasure or sex to help induce labour. It's simply extremely dangerous.
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Excited to share my new first-author paper, "Police Enforcement of Sex Work Criminalization Laws in an 'End Demand' City: The Persistence of Quality-of-Life Policing and Seller Arrests" in Archives of Sexual Behavior. #socaf #decrim @SFSWR1 @DecrimSex

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In the 00's, @chicagosmayor's Office set out to change the way sex work was policed, issuing guidance to @Chicago_Police to focus on arresting buyers (i.e End Demand) rather than sex workers. This can be understood as a watered-down version of the "Nordic Model."

To understand how arrest practices did/didn't change, we looked at annualized arrest statistics and conducted mixed-methods analysis of 575 arrest reports from 2015 to 2017. Arrests overall dropped BUT over 80% of those arrested were still sex workers.

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Manhattan: 'Formulated in consultation with many sex workers + sex worker-advocacy organizations, it is one of the most detailed policy positions on the full decriminalization of sex work ever put forward by a major candidate at any level of US politics.'
NY battlefield: 'Orlins call for full decriminalization the same week NY state Sen Krueger announced introducing a version of the Nordic model which involves arresting the clients of sex workers + in some circumstances not arresting the sex workers themselves.' That last is odd.
'Nordic model advocates have begun to refer to their model as “decriminalizing sex work”...deliberately misleading as members of any other profession—say, hairdressers—would hardly consider their work to be “decriminalized” if it were legal to sell a haircut but not to buy one.'
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Sources against the sex industry: a master thread
How “sex work” affects/harms all women by legitimizing male violence and devaluing sexual abuse 🙃…
Tackling all the pro arguments…
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Welcome to the S&P 30 Days Challenge #TowardAbolition! Take 2 actions every day until July 4 in solidarity with communities everywhere resisting fascism, state violence, gender-based violence and racial capitalism! Use #TowardAbolition to let us know you're participating.
DAY 1 Action 1 #TowardAbolition

Support @supporthosechi #FreeLeLe campaign! In honor of #PRIDE and #IWD2020, let’s get #AlishaWalker free. "LeLe" is a Black sex worker who was criminalized for self-defense against sexual violence.

Toolkit w/ directions:
Like many, Alisha Walker is being punished, criminalized for surviving. There are countless others just like her.

Use: for numbers, sample tweets, scripts & call/email/fax/bombard @GovPritzker to demand he #FreeLeLe #FreeThemAll!

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Women in #prostitution are not fodder to protect the rest of us from violent men. This is not on women wanting to be decriminalised, but it is absolutely on the people who argued that sex is a (male) human right and a simple harmless service.…
Marylène Lévesque would literally still be alive, if Canadian authorities hadn't thought a murderer's sexual needs more important than her safety and enforced the Nordic Model that would make it unthinkable to endorse a man purchasing access to a woman in #prostitution.
#Decriminalization would not have protected her. Instead it would let more dangerous men leave institutions & prisons for the purpose of "purchasing sex" as though this is a kind of therapy or maybe akin to a massage (and the location of most brothels would be completely unknown)
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New poll in collaboration with @DataProgress finds Democratic voters support decriminalizing sex work BY A 3-TO-1 MARGIN. Progressive voters are ready to #DecrimNY! Read more here:… Thanks to @SeanMcElwee for this poll & expanding the conversation
Notably, the result shows strong Dem. preference for #decrim (where policing & criminal records are removed), NOT the Nordic Model, which seeks to end the sex industry by criminalizing clients of sex workers & anyone who lives with or provides services to sex workers
“Increasingly, Dem. voters are connecting this issue with issues they already support: the rights of workers, immigrants, communities of color, and LGBTQ people. This is especially key as all these communities are under attack in the era of Trump" @SeanMcElwee
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