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Cool article showed up yesterday on, about city councilor Ayanaa Pressley and her conversation with a pimp.  I didn’t have time to really dig into it too much, but it is an indication of our world right now: Ms. Pressley, a city councilor, is approached by a man who sells women for money.  That he did so, at all, shows that he’s probably off his rocker a bit, but also that there’s an on-going social message that women are available for men’s consumption.  Even if they are a city councilor.  Even if you are a presidential candidate.

It’s ridiculous and stupid that a pimp harassed our city councilor, but he’s only at the end of the spectrum by which we tell all men what women are for.

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Posted by Dave

Dave has volunteered with BARCC since 2007 and works in higher education administration. He also facilitates a men's pro-feminist group, is a STARZ member of Socializing for Justice, a Yelp Elite '10 member, and sits on the advisory council of the Boston Medical Center's domestic violence prevention board. He got involved with BARCC to further his understanding of feminism and gender justice, and also to get the chance to show his speaking skills far and wide. He lives in Allston, where the music is.

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