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Feminist Prostitution in Canada?

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | 22 Comments

Olga Marques, Ph.D. (@omarques_) is an assistant professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where her research interests include “Qualitative and feminist research methods” as well as “Sexuality, sexual deviance and sexual labour.” Her Ph.D. dissertation was on “Women’s Engagement with Sexually Explicit Materials: Deviance, Stigma and Negotiating Identities”; her master’s thesis was on “Governing Female Sexuality: Prostitution, Problematic Associations and the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws.” She once worked on a research project, “Sex Work and Intimacy: Escorts and their Clients,” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

To put it as bluntly as possible, Professor Marques is a leading expert on Canadian whores, and her feminism seems to be of the variety which views prostitution and pornography as potentially “empowering” to women: Vagina for rent = Equality!

It’s possible I never would have heard of Professor Olga Marques, were it not for her decision Tuesday night to use her Twitter account to troll the #WomenAgainstFeminism hashtag:

See? If you don’t agree with Professor Marques, you’re ignorant. Her claim that women had no rights — and lacked even “inclusion as people” — prior to the rise of the modern feminist movement in the late 1960s, is a myth that has been exposed by, among others, Carolyn Graglia in Domestic Tranquility: A Brief Against Feminism. Yet, even if you believe that the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1960s and ’70s (what is now called “Second Wave” feminism) was necessary to bring about beneficial reforms, it does not logically follow from such a belief that today’s feminist movement is likewise necessary, nor must you believe the “reforms” advocated by today’s feminists would be similarly beneficial to women. (My traditionalist perspective is the same as Graglia’s, and I would also encourage those who are skeptical of feminist myth-making to read Barbara Dafoe Whitehead’s The Divorce Culture: Rethinking Our Commitments to Marriage and Family.)

Never mind any arguments made by feminism’s critics, however. Professor Olga Marques is your intellectual superior. She believes that only ignorant women can be against feminism, and that all women would be feminists if they were “knowledgeable citizens.” 

Canadian professors: They’re so much better than you!





  • Matt_SE

    From the title and picture, I thought maybe she’d decided to “expand her studies.” Too bad.

  • NeoWayland
  • Jeanette Victoria

    “Qualitative and feminist research methods” 1.e make sh*t up call it science get funding from government.

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  • Angry Harry

    “feminists fought for women’s rights & inclusion as people”

    No, they didn’t.

    They didn’t “fight”. They screeched.

    And they have achieved almost nothing – except a lot of male hatred.

    The two MEN who invented Google and the one MAN who discovered penicillin will do more to ‘liberate’ women than would a billion years of hateful feminist nonsense.


  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    It is about empowerment: You’ve come a long way baby…

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  • JeffS

    The phrase “Feminist Prostitution” is a pleonasm.

  • Matt_SE

    On second thought, she couldn’t be a prostitute. Those women have to actually work.

  • DeadMessenger

    She also feels the need to put Ph.D. after her name on her twitter account. In this case, Ph.D. is a Latin abbreviation that means “I’m so very special and smart and you’re so not.” Ironic that she shows her own ignorance by accusing others of being ignorant.

  • c w

    She is in OISE, in Ontario every knows that this was the main generator of pedophile education bureaucrats, one of whom is facing serious charges and and a lengthy jail sentence. This pedophile was in charge of the sex education for children, under 10 I think, and is a personal friend of the leader of the 3rd party in federal parliament, and a personal friend of the premier of ontario. It is the opinion of most Ontarians that OISE must be closed down, but the leftards and homophiles will not let go of the one thing they cherish most, access to the curriculum that teaches our children.

  • TroubleAtTheMine

    These people will have us all forcibly sent to Chinese-communist-style re-education camp if they ever get the power to do so.

  • Quartermaster

    They kills us if they get power. Every leftist regime does it. They can’t afford to have independent thinkers loose.

  • Quartermaster

    Poor vulnerable girl. She can’t help the fact that she’s an idiot. All RSM can do is abuse the poor darlings.

  • Quartermaster

    I’d have to agree.

  • Quartermaster

    BS, MS, PhD. PhD = “Piled Higher and Deeper.”

  • Quartermaster

    For many, appearing to be intelligent is very hard work.

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  • Earl Scruggs

    She doesn’t look like she’d be any good at softball.

    I call hoax.

  • M. Thompson

    She’d be there to watch her girlfriend play.

  • richard mcenroe

    Wow, I never saw a camera with a beer goggles filter before…

  • Daniel O’Brien

    True fact.