Posts tagged "sex work"

Ashley Alexandra Dupre To Tell All To Diane Sawyer

This Friday, Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the call girl whose hotel trist with then-New York governor Eliot Spitzer led to the sex scandal of the year, will appear on ABC's "20/20" for a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer. If Spitzergate went down six months ago, why is Dupre talking now? Last week,…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 19, 2008

As The Stock Market Tumbles, Call Girls Reap The Rewards

Six months after a sex scandal ousted Eliot Spitzer from office, the New York governor turned "lov gov" is working in real estate, still with his wife Silda, and wondering how it all went so wrong. Meanwhile, call girls are back in the spotlight -- and working harder than ever as Wall Street…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 29, 2008

Interview With A Call Girl Blogger

Frisky favorite Refinery29 has an interview with Frisky friend and call girl blogger Debauchette. These days, call girls are the new black. From the Spitzer scandal to "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star's call girl HBO show in the making, America can't get enough when it comes to the secret…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 19, 2008

In India, Some Women Are Sacred Prostitutes

A new essay in the New Yorker takes a look at India's "sacred sex workers." In "Serving the Goddess," author William Dalrymple spends time with the country's devadasis. What's a devadasi? An ancient Hindu practice in which women are "dedicated" to a god or goddess, some of those women become prostitutes. "The nature…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008

The Happy Hooker?: Sex Work Is All The Rage

Months after the Spitzer scandal broke and call girls became the new black, Radar offers up the strange tale of a wannabe working girl in "Secrets of a Hipster Hooker." Written by Jessica Pilot, the feature is an awkward mix of personal narrative and words from the mouths of so-called "hipster hookers." It…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 20, 2008

Prostitution: To Legalize Or Not?

After last week's post about proposed legislation in San Francisco that would decriminalize prostitution and our poll that indicated that 73% of you not only supported decriminalization but legalization as well, we decided to take a more in-depth look at both. After the jump, we break down the differences and the pro…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2008
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