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Past sex work shouldn’t diminish a job candidate’s value to employers

Past sex work shouldn’t diminish a job candidate’s value to employers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
We live in a society where sex workers are treated with repugnance and contempt.
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Sex trade boom as escort agency targets Europe

Sex trade boom as escort agency targets Europe | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The company that operates Ireland's biggest sex-worker website has moved its headquarters to Spain and is expanding its business across Europe, the Sunday Independent has learned.
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More "marveling" (and some panic) at sex workers using Internet & tech.

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HBO Latino to Premiere New Show on Brazilian Sex Workers

HBO Latino to Premiere New Show on Brazilian Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
It’s hard to tell at this point if the show will be a worthwhile look into Brazil’s sex trade or just another way to exploit women’s bodies.
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Christy Mack's Assault Exposes Misogyny, Victim-Blaming, & Sex Worker Shaming

Christy Mack's Assault Exposes Misogyny, Victim-Blaming, & Sex Worker Shaming | Sex Work | Scoop.it
By now you've probably hear about the brutal attack on sex worker Christy Mack alleged to be the work of her ex-boyfriend, Jon Paul Koppenhaver aka War Machine. The model and adult porn star releas...
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Sex workers win reprieve over dole

Sex workers win reprieve over dole | Sex Work | Scoop.it
SEX workers have won a reprieve, and will be treated like any other worker if they become unemployed, after the Government backed down from plans to treat them differently when they wait for six months to get on the dole.
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The War on Sex Workers Escalates with FBI Shutdown of MyRedBook

The War on Sex Workers Escalates with FBI Shutdown of MyRedBook | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Logging into Facebook on June 26, I was immediately confronted by dozens of screenshots of a notice with FBI and IRS seals indicating that MyRedBook, a free advertising network for escorts, had been s…
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Google reverses 'real names' policy, apologizes | ZDNet

Google reverses 'real names' policy, apologizes | ZDNet | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In a dramatic reversal from policy enforced since it was created three years ago, Google will now allow users to use any name they want across Google services.

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Closure of prostitution website costly for sex workers

Closure of prostitution website costly for sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The FBI's seizure of MyRedBook, one of the Bay Area's most popular prostitution websites, and the heroin-overdose death of a Google executive in Santa Cruz, who was allegedly injected by a prostitute he hired on a "sugar daddy" website, has underscored the digital transformation of the world's oldest profession. While police have focused on shutting down the online flesh trade - or have used websites as entry points for undercover stings - some sex workers say they have found an avenue to do their job that is safer and more independent than the streets. Last month's seizure of MyRedBook, and the arrests of two Northern California residents who allegedly made millions running it, particularly upset some sex workers because it was one of the few places on the Web where they could advertise for free. Efforts lauded by policeBut to police and those who fight human trafficking, the closure of such businesses sends a tough message and should be celebrated. "The behavior remains illegal," said Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Casey Bates, who heads the office's human exploitation and trafficking unit. Safeguards on websiteOne member, 28-year-old Patricia West, said the takedown of MyRedBook stripped sex workers of a valuable asset: forums on the website that vetted clients, blacklisted predators and offered advice and support for those who needed it. 'Choose to do this'Bates, the Alameda County prosecutor, said independent sex workers like Parton and West are not the focus of law enforcement efforts to cut human trafficking.
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Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan says she is barred from leaving China

Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan says she is barred from leaving China | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The prominent social worker and rights activist was expected to attend the World Aids Summit in Melbourne on Wednesday
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'Fifty Shades of Greed' Lawsuit

'Fifty Shades of Greed' Lawsuit | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A woman claims in court that her former business partner conned her out of rights to advances for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy.


     
Jennifer Lynn Pedroza and Christa Beebe sued Amanda M. Hayward and TWCS Operations Pty. Ltd. in Tarrant County Court.


     "This is a case about greed and self-dealing by Amanda Hayward in conning her business partner Jenny Pedroza out of her rightful partnership interest in advances and royalties flowing from the New York Times best-selling 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy and in fraudulently inducting both plaintiffs into entering into contracts with a sham entity," the 48-page lawsuit begins.

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The Korean grandmothers who sell sex

The Korean grandmothers who sell sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Koreans could once be sure that their children would look after them in their old age, but no longer - many of those who worked hard to transform the country's economy find the next generation has other spending priorities. As a result, some elderly women are turning to prostitution.

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The number of older women turning to the sex work industry is growing everywhere. Men never tire of having attractive women near them. No matter how old the man or the woman.

 

As human beings there is a sensual element in all that we do. We can honor that within ourselves and each other until our dying day.

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‘Biblically correct’ Baltimore pastor rails against ‘sanctified sissies’ and disloyal ‘hoes’

‘Biblically correct’ Baltimore pastor rails against ‘sanctified sissies’ and disloyal ‘hoes’ | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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Full of slurs. WTF.

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Sweeping new law to make buying, selling sex in public illegal

Sweeping new law to make buying, selling sex in public illegal | Sex Work | Scoop.it

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The new legislation – what Justice Minister Peter MacKay calls a ‘Canadian model’ – is the Conservative government’s answer to a Supreme Court decision that last year struck down some of the country’s major prostitution laws
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NYPD to Stop Seizing Sex Work Suspects' Condoms

NYPD to Stop Seizing Sex Work Suspects' Condoms | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted...
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Where Your Adult Site Visitors Went – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

Where Your Adult Site Visitors Went – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog | Sex Work | Scoop.it

If, like me, you’ve maintained (for a few years, or a dozen) an adult blog or adult site of any kind, you might have noticed that your number of readers has gone down (a little or a lot) in recent years. Did you wonder why? Did you wonder where those readers went? Did people get tired of looking at sex online?


No. Listen as Business Insider explains:

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Yes, there could be an app for that ~ you might even make one. But who let you distribute it?

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Student auctions her virginity for online notoriety

Student auctions her virginity for online notoriety | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Despite the fact that Raine appears thrilled to make the transition “from virgin to literal whore”, in positioning herself “above” sex workers by insisting that she will lose it only for “exorbitant” sums of money, Raine’s project smacks decidedly of classism and whorephobia.


In her book about virginity in America, The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti wrote, “What’s the difference between venerating women for being f-ckable and putting them on a purity pedestal? In both cases, women’s worth is contingent upon their ability to please men and to shape their sexual identities around what men want.”

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As this (maybe not real?) woman proposes to sell her virginity, she slams sex work & feminism.

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Q&A: The Woman Debunking Myths About Sex Work

Q&A: The Woman Debunking Myths About Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
All those stories about Super Bowl sex trafficking were bogus fear-mongering, says author and former sex worker Melissa Gira Grant.
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New Amnesty International report calls for legalizing sex work

New Amnesty International report calls for legalizing sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It just couldn’t be clearer. “Amnesty International is opposed to the criminalization or punishment of activities related to the buying or selling of consensual sex between adults.”

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Jack the Ripper copycat murders spark call for sex worker protection

Jack the Ripper copycat murders spark call for sex worker protection | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The nearest thing Jackie Summerford has to a grave for her murdered daughter is a small pine bookshelf in her front room. It is covered in poems, candles and trinkets – her way of remembering  her youngest child, Bonnie Barrett, who was murdered by a serial killer who police believe was imitating Jack the Ripper. 
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Mistress Matisse: Unsolicited, Indeed: A Letter From Professor Patti Adler

Mistress Matisse: Unsolicited, Indeed: A Letter From Professor Patti Adler | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Wow, did I get a weird email today. 

 First, quick backstory: Professor Patti Adler is a professor of sociology at University of Colorado Boulder. Last year, a class she teaches about prostitution came under fire. There were conflicting reports about her being fired or leaving voluntarily, but it seemed she had left. Then, she came back. (Or maybe she never really left, it’s unclear to me.)
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Social-work projects fail sex workers despite helping-hands image | The Naked Anthropologist

Social-work projects fail sex workers despite helping-hands image | The Naked Anthropologist | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Social work icons show hands symbolising working together, mutuality, non-hierarchy, equality. But helping projects for women who sell sex fail constantly.
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Illustrated with many case examples from recent news.

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UNAIDS saddened by death of HIV and sex worker rights activist Andrew Hunter

UNAIDS saddened by death of HIV and sex worker rights activist Andrew Hunter | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is deeply saddened by the death of Andrew Hunter, who was known and respected for his tireless promotion of the rights of people from key populations most at risk of HIV, particularly sex workers.

 

Mr Hunter was a driving force of the sex workers rights movement globally and across Asia and the Pacific for decades. He was the President of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and one of the founding members of the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) and NSWP.

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Zhang Ziyi Reaches Settlement Regarding Libelous $100 Million Prostitution Claims

Zhang Ziyi Reaches Settlement Regarding Libelous $100 Million Prostitution Claims | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Zhang Ziyi has finally settled her legal case against a U.S. media website that accused her of prostitution.

 

The Beijing-born Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress reached an undisclosed agreement with Boxun News, who Ziyi sued last year for publishing libelous reports claiming she was paid up to $100 million to have sex with Chinese government officials

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Although ther is a long history linking prositution and acting... See here: http://sco.lt/9IOAPh

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It's Here! MPS Paid Dirty Chat!

It's Here! MPS Paid Dirty Chat! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As many of you know, I have been soooo looking forward to My Phone Site aka MPS delivering on their promise of a paid chat or instant messaging feature for phone sex operators. (Chat has always been incredibly popular with many of my regular phone sex clients and I’ve been dying for a phone sex platform site to start this very thing!) Well, the new pay to chat feature debuted at MPS this weekend. The system was checked for bugs and has now officially launched!

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A new way to make money: Paid chat or instant messaging (IM). Details for clients and PSOs.

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A new way to make money: Paid chat or instant messaging (IM). Details for clients and PSOs.

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