Posts tagged "sex work"

Frisky Rant: No One, Including Charlie Sheen, Deserves HIV

I never thought I’d say this, but I feel sorry for Charlie Sheen.

Sydney Leathers | November 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Would You Dump Your Boyfriend For Getting A Happy Ending?

Rumor has it, Taylor Swift and her boyfriend-of-a-minute, Calvin Harris, have broken up. Who cares right? You’re probably still trying to figure out who Calvin Harris even is besides a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 12, 2015 - 11:40 am

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

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

Sex Worker Fights Against A New Northern Irish Law To Criminalize Payment For Sex

Sex worker Laura Lee is fighting to overturn a new legislation in Northern Ireland that would criminalize those who wish to buy sex. Essentially they are trying to adopt the…

Katrin Higher | March 22, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Colorado Asks: Are IUDs Contraception Or Abortion?

Colorado, you ARE high.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 6, 2015 - 5:40 pm

5 Things You Don’t Know About Strippers (Until You Are One)

If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, stripping may very well be the second oldest — it all depends on exactly when the first uptight humans decided people shouldn’t walk around with…

Cracked | January 27, 2015 - 12:45 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

Vincent Gallo Will Sex You For $50,000, Sell You His Sperm For A Cool Mill

I bet when you woke up this morning, it did not occur to you that it would ever be possible for you to bang that dude from “Buffalo ’66,” or…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 15, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 7, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
The median net worth of White households in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Robot Hugs Breaks Down Our Cruddy Attitudes Toward Sex Workers

GOD I love Robot Hugs. Robot Hugs is the webcomic behind that amazing analysis of street harassment as a male attitude of ownership over public spaces and everything that exists…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm

13 Questions About This Century-Old Brothel Menu

This brothel menu from the early 1900s has been circulating around the internet for some time now, but this is the first I’ve seen of it, so allow me to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 7, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Transgender Woman Paula Overby Is Running For Congress In Minnesota

Paula Overby will become Minnesota’s first openly transgender candidate for Congress. [Huffington Post]
EJ Dickson talks about why we need to care when sex workers are murdered. [Daily

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

PurrVerse: We All Have The Right To A Secret Identity

It was two and a half years ago that I presented at South By Southwest  on sex workers and social media, particularly on the dangers of “real name policies.” Sex…

Kitty Stryker | September 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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: Adult Sex Workers Are Arrested When We “Think Of The Children”

I woke up one morning last week to my Twitter in an uproar. That’s reasonably common in my world, as many of the people I follow are marginalized and there’s…

Kitty Stryker | July 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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