Posts tagged "prostitution"

Raping A Sex Worker At Gunpoint Is Just “Theft Of Services,” Says Chicago Sun-Times Columnist

Columnist Mary Mitchell says sex workers can’t be raped.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 14, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Amnesty International Votes In Favor Of Decriminalizing Sex Work

Today, Amnesty International voted in favor of decriminalizing sex work, recommending that the group adopt a policy to protect the human rights of sex workers.
The resolution recommends that Amnesty International develop a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Bad Ass Sex Worker Kills Possible Serial Killer In Self Defense

Neal Falls may be responsible for the murders of at least 10 other women. 

Robyn Pennacchia | July 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Watch Tracy Emin Recreate Her Past In Tate’s Exhibition Of “My Bed”

Plus, Ikea is providing the United Nations with flat-pack refugee shelters — awesome! Click for more in Today’s Lady News…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 31, 2015 - 6:30 pm

The Soapbox: What TIME Gets All Wrong About “Pretty Woman,” Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

A journalist from contacted me yesterday for a quote that ultimately appeared in an article that irresponsibly conflates sex work and sex trafficking. In recognition of the 25th anniversary…

Melissa Petro | March 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Sex Addiction, Sex Work & The Wall Street Intern Who Quit Her Job To Pursue Porn

Last week, a Wall Street intern quit her job to pursue porn. Paige Jennings, who goes by Veronica Vain, was working at an Lazard’s alternative-investments marketing group in…

Melissa Petro | January 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Black Employment Rates Were Hit Worse Than White Employment Rates During The Recession

The recession widened the employment gap between Blacks and Whites. [The Atlantic]
If the NYPD is willing to disrespect their boss in public, what do they do when…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Actress Daniele Watts Detained By LAPD After Being Mistaken For A Prostitute

Well, this is all sorts of fucked up. “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts, who is Black, claims she was “handcuffed and detained” by Los Angeles police last week, after she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 14, 2014 - 11:00 am

Zurich’s “Sex Boxes” Are A Success!

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Zurich, Switzerland’s “sex boxes,” drive-in brothels that accommodate over a dozen sex workers. Sex work has been legal in Switzerland since the 1940s, but…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

PurrVerse: The NYPD Now Limits Using Condoms As Evidence Of Sex Work — But This Issue Is Far From Over

The NYPD has finally agreed to ban the confiscation condoms as evidence from people they suspect of being sex workers. With similar measures having been fought for and won in…

Kitty Stryker | May 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Cops In Hawaii Still Want To Sleep With Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

Police in Hawaii are allowed to have intercourse with sex workers as part of their investigations — fuck her and then arrest her! Legislators want to change that, but…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm

A Breakdown Of How Pimps Spend Their Money

A new report conducted by the Urban Institute on the economics of sex work in the United States turned up some interesting results in the financial life of a pimp.

Ami Angelowicz | March 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Melissa Gira Grant, Author Of Playing The Whore: The Work Of Sex Work

If you’ve done any reading on the Internet about the business of sex work, chances are you’ve come across Melissa Gira Grant. She’s written about sex, politics, labor and tech…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Professional Cuddling Business In Wisconsin Shuts Down After Prostitution Accusations

After only three weeks in existence, the Snuggle House in Madison, Wisconsin, where cuddling professionals hugged, spooned and cuddled their clients for $60 an hour, has shut down. The cuddling…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2013 - 7:00 pm

France Considers Sex Work Law Punishing Johns

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 6:30 pm

On The Very Annoying Girls Who Dabble Like Tourists In The Sex Industry

One encounters a lot of tourists in the sex industry. While many clients are technically tourists–visiting from other cities, states, or countries–I’m talking about working tourists.
Work tourists are young women,…

The Gloss | November 7, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Sex Workers Peer At The Universe Through A Telescope

Prostitutes, unless they’re the totally unrealistic Julia-Roberts-In-“Pretty-Woman” kind, are rarely given much cultural consideration outside of a very narrow scope. When you become a prostitute, it seems, you give up…

Julie Gerstein | July 21, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In New Jersey

It is easy to think of sex trafficking as something that only happens far off in Asia or in the movie Taken. But human trafficking happens in America as well.

Mary Odell | July 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm

RIP Society: 23-Year-Old Model Met Man Over Instagram, Forced Into Prostitution

The Internet can be a dangerous place and it seems that adults are now in need of the same Internet safety classes as children these days. Take one Floridian model…

Daley Quinn | July 18, 2013 - 10:20 am

FYI, Happy Ending Massages Are Totally Legal In China

Back in college — this was the late ’90s mind you — I had a friend who had a friend who who got a massage somewhere in Chinatown that ended…

Ami Angelowicz | June 30, 2013 - 3:00 pm
1 2 3 4 ...