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On #InternationalWhoresDay I want to take a moment on situating Brown Sex Workers, both in the context of our very Queer histories, but also in the context of how we produce and articulate our labor. THREAD:

I'm of South Asian descent, and though I think a lot of this is going to ring true for a lot of my colleagues and siblings across continents, I DO want to specify that both my experiences and research, and how I articulate both, is situated in a certain loci.

Context Matters.
In the context of the Indian subcontinent: Chandragupta Maurya was regulating prostitution by 300something BCE, courtesans FORMALLY appear in Ramayana, and erotic laborers appear as Devadasi and in Silappatikaram. A hobbyist (for lack of a better word) writes the Kama Sutra
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