Now Playing: Free Whores - video by Scarlot Harlot, performance by Tracy Tief and Mourning Sickness

"I'll suck your yuppie cock for your hard earned bucks," Tief sings.
"Free Whores" is a music video featuring Tracy Tief and Mourning Sickness from Canada, singing "Sex Trade Worker." This was performed at the San Francisco Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair in 1988 and is also part of "Die Yuppie Scum" by Scarlot Harlot.
This also features the World Charter for Prostitutes' Rights. (6 minutes-1992)


Sex Trade Worker -1988 Anarchist Conference, Oakland
by Mourning Sickness with Tracy Tief
"You can take the girl out of the gutter
but you can't take the gutter out of the girl
You pity me cause I raise my kids working Younge Street
but would you pity me a welfare mum in the pubs (1)
Welfare mums suck your tax dollar, you say
but I'll take my corner over dependence any day
and I suck your yuppie cock for your hard earned bucks
Yeah, I'll suck your self-righteous cock for 50 bucks
Sex Trade Worker
Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (2)
Sex Trade Worker
A blow job is better than no job
I never said I'd sell myself to any man
I'm only renting an image
Sensation of your own sexuality
Decriminalize means we can control our own livelihoods
In Ninevah we danced and we all knew where we stood
So keep your fucking laws off my body
Keep your filthy laws off my body
Sex Trade Worker
Making Safe Sex our business
Sex Trade Worker
No bad women, just bad laws(3)
I talked to you in the lounge before my show.
I took off my clothes but I never stripped my integrity
Afterwords you remarked "Whats a bad girl like you
doing wearing glasses and talking so intelligently"
and I'll fuck your sexist myths with my whole life
I'll fuck your mythology. I live no double life.
Sex Trade Worker
it's a business doing pleasure with you
Sex Trade Worker
Whore Power


(1) public housing
(2) Acronym COYOTE, early US sex worker rights organization
(3) Slogan from English Collective of Prostitutes


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curated in conjunction with the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival www.sexworkerfest.com