France Considers Sex Work Law Punishing Johns

Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013
  • France’s parliament is reviewing a proposed bill today to curb sex work by punishing the johns with a $2,000 fine while protecting the sex workers. Prostitution is currently legal in France. [France24Huffington Post]
  • Civil rights activist Faya Rose Toure was arrested in Selma, Alabama for protesting the construction of a monument to the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.  What the fuck, Alabama?  Really?  []
  • A Texas police officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly raping a 19-year-old at a traffic stop. [ABC News]
  • 12 reasons for feminists to be grateful this Thanksgiving! [Ms. Magazine]
  • The Texas National Guard has finally started processing benefits for same-sex couples. [Think Progress]
  • A new report illustrates how Latinas in Texas are effected by the state legislature’s restrictions on abortion. []
  • An “ex-gay bisexual” compared same-sex parents to human traffickers, because that’s rational. [Queerty]
  • Meet an HIV-positive mother in Ghana who was successful in not transmitting the virus to her children and now speaks out as an “HIV Ambassador.” [Vanity Fair]
  • For Black women, everything is a feminist issue. [RH Reality Check]
  • Which women become pregnancy surrogates for others? [The Atlantic]
  • LGBTQ immigrants face a higher risk of sexual assault and abuse, according to a new report. [Al Jazeera]

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