Posts tagged "sex work"

The Soapbox: The Case Against Sex Offender Registries

There’s no defense for rape. And there’s no defense for defending rape — be that minimizing the crime, blaming the victim or focusing so exclusively on the perpetrators that the…

Melissa Petro | March 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

World’s Best/Worst Mom Hired Strippers For Her Son’s 16th Birthday Party

Sometimes I feel really bad for the shit that strippers have to deal with! A 16th birthday party filled with testosterone-laden horndogs is right on top of that list.

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Is Pole Dancing A Sport?

As a girl who defined herself as a ballerina from ages three to 21, I’ve had the argument over whether dancing is a sport or art many times over. I…

Sarah Gray | January 23, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Today In People Are Horrible: You Have To Pay To Get Your Name Off “Potential Prostitutes” Web Site is a hideous new website that posts the photos, locations and phone numbers of women who it deems might be sex workers. Many of the pics appear to be…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Alleged Zumba Studio Prostitution Ring Was Town’s Sweaty Secret

When you think of Kennebunkport, Maine, images of lobsters, sailing, and even the Bush family retreat come to mind. What you don’t think of is seedy sex scandal — that is, until…

The Stir | October 11, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Frisky Q&A: Phone Sex Operator Sabrina Morgan Talks Kinky Sex, Dirty Talk Tips & Melon Humpers

Be honest: “For A Good Time, Call …” has made you just a tiny bit curious about what it’s like to work a phone sex line. Is it just pervs…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Pimp’s List Of 10 Rules Is The Most Depressing Thing Ever

Not that I was under any illusions that pimps were good people as a general demographic, but this just makes me want to take a bath after reading it. On…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2012 - 9:40 am

Teen Girls Sue Over Sexual Exploitation

Three teen girls in Washington state are suing sex website for profitting off underage sexual exploitation. One 15-year-old girl and two 13-year-old girls filed a lawsuit on Friday,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 5:20 pm

The Red Umbrella Project Helps Sex Workers Write Their Truth

Stories of sex work are rarely ever told by the people actually doing the work. And the sex work narrative typically portrays those involved in the industry as victims, martyrs…

Julie Gerstein | July 16, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Should Cabbies Be Punished For Knowingly Driving Prostitutes?

We can all agree that sex trafficking of women and girls is abhorrent and should be illegal. Maybe we won’t agree about whether consensual sex work should be legal. (I…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2012 - 4:20 pm

The Escort Files: Women Who’ve Played Call Girls & Escorts In Film And TV

Julia Stiles is back on the small screen, only instead of your TV screen, I’m talking about your computer — the actress is staring in a new show called “Blue”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 18, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Debate This: Joan Holloway’s Choice To “Sleep Her Way To The Top” On “Mad Men”

Sunday night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a climactic one, and possibly the best episode of the season. Peggy, fed up with being taken for granted by Don, landed a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 29, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Who Cares If Bill Clinton Took A Pic With Porn Stars?

President Bill Clinton co-hosted a party with Prince Albert of Monaco and took a photograph with three beautiful young women.

Those women just happened to be porn stars.

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Meet The Fokkens: 69-Year-Old Twin Sister Prostitutes

Well, goddamn, some names definitely seem to lead you down certain life paths, don’t they? Having a name like Fokken might have had a tad bit of influence in convincing…

Julie Gerstein | May 22, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Reporter Fired For Stripping Files Gender Discrimination Complaint

This past March, the Houston Chronicle fired society reporter Sarah Tressler from her job after the city’s rival newspaper exposed her as a stripper. The Chronicle claimed it only fired…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

How Dare A Strip Club Which Covers Strippers In Sushi Name Its VIP Room After Charlie Sheen!

Charlie Sheen Problems: the actor is pissy that a stripper joint called Cheetahs bequeathed his name upon their VIP room, in which guests can eat sushi off nearly-naked women for…

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Newspaper Fires Writer Sarah Tressler Because She Also Worked As A Stripper

A Texas newspaper has fired staff reporter Sarah Tressler after she was exposed — by a competing paper, natch — as a stripper. Tressler, who has a bachelor’s and master’s…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2012 - 9:00 am

Sex And The Sober Girl

The following piece was originally published on The Fix.

Since I was 19, I’ve worked on and off as a prostitute in New York City.  I learned a…

Emma Lee | February 7, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling Is Sex Positive

Ohhhhhh Ryyyyyyyan …  while we’re on the subject, I have a drawer full of tools for you to use anytime. [Sex Radical Ryan Gosling]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 19, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Escort Offers “Toys For Tots” Discount To Johns

Competition has spiked among retailers this holiday season, and the sex industry is no exception. A Texas escort is trying to beat the competition by offering discounts to charitable customers…

Huffington Post Weird News | December 17, 2011 - 3:30 pm