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Why did the media fail to report on a groundbreaking study on the lives of people working in the sex industry?

Why did the media fail to report on a groundbreaking study on the lives of people working in the sex industry? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
On 30 January, a mesmerizing report was launched at the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV in Bangkok: The Right(s) Evidence—Sex Work, Violence And HIV In Asia: A Multi-Country Qualitative Study . It is a ground-breaking piece of work for several reasons. It involved an unusual collaboration among governments, sex-worker organizations, communities, UN agencies, and regional agencies in Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It is full of fascinating insights into the lives of women, men and transgender people in the sex industry. It finds compelling evidence of widespread violence. It provides thoughtful, evidence-based analysis on causes and possible solutions. It points to a culture of impunity among the police, doctors, and other powerful players that in turn increases the threats of violence, trauma, disease and despair among sex workers, and by extension their families, communities, and customers. It’s full of first-person accounts.


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Meena Saraswathi Seshu, secretary general of activist organization Sampada Gramin Mahila Sanstha (Sangram), one of the co-authors of the report, talked with me after I had read the report. I know Seshu. She is articulate, and smart. She knows both the media and the landscape of sex work, having organized sex workers for decades. She fully expected the report to create a splash, but instead, she told me, it was greeted with “absolute and total silence”.


“It was launched in Bangkok—nobody wrote about it. It was launched in Myanmar—nobody wrote about it. The UN distributes it—nobody writes about it. Media came to all the events. People from TV, people from newspapers—they interviewed people like the study’s interviewers, who were all sex workers themselves. And then nobody wrote about it.”

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Las Vegas is 'sugar daddy' central, website claims

Las Vegas is 'sugar daddy' central, website claims | Sex Work | Scoop.it
If you're a lady looking to be taken care of then you're living in the right spot, at least according to a Las Vegas-based website.

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The GOP’s Sex Trafficking Shell Game: How Laws Against ‘Sex Trafficking’ End Up Hurting Women

The GOP’s Sex Trafficking Shell Game: How Laws Against ‘Sex Trafficking’ End Up Hurting Women | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Republicans are insisting on tacking anti-abortion language onto an anti-sex-trafficking bill—and it’s just their latest effort to exploit the issue to fight “sexual immorality.”
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Gaynor Johansen's comment, March 29, 5:56 PM
I think that the article brings up some good points. The sex trafficking victims, voluntary or not, should be protected and helped. Government funding is probably the only way they would be able to get any programs for that so not allowing government funding would hurt the people that were victimized.
Gaynor Johansen's comment, March 29, 5:56 PM
I think that the article brings up some good points. The sex trafficking victims, voluntary or not, should be protected and helped. Government funding is probably the only way they would be able to get any programs for that so not allowing government funding would hurt the people that were victimized.
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Vancouver Police warning online sex workers after 2 women assaulted - Globalnews.ca

Vancouver Police warning online sex workers after 2 women assaulted - Globalnews.ca | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Vancouver Police are warning sex workers to be careful after two women were violently assaulted on Feb. 19.
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CES & Sheri's Ranch

CES & Sheri's Ranch | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Want to know where Android app developers and widget designers go to get laid during CES? It's Sheri's Ranch, but, of course, that's according to Sheri's Ranch, who has learned that social media and a web presence makes things true; they've cultivated an online presence that makes most businesses jealous,
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Another Boom Or Bust Sex Work Article

Another Boom Or Bust Sex Work Article | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Another story about "the boom in prostitution" associated with energy production ~ this time in Australia, where sex work is legal, but activities associated with it, such as brothels and pimping, ...
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GAATW’s Annual Publication Explores the Ultimate Costs of the Anti-trafficking Industry | Global Network of Sex Work Projects

GAATW’s Annual Publication Explores the Ultimate Costs of the Anti-trafficking Industry | Global Network of Sex Work Projects | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) recently released its annual peer reviewed publication, the Anti-Trafficking Review, at Bangkok, Thailand’s Foreign Correspondent’s Club. The theme of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking Review is “Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking”.
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Autopsy suggests dead hooker was fleeing Long Island killer

Autopsy suggests dead hooker was fleeing Long Island killer | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The post-mortem examination raises the possibility that Shannan Gilbert, 24, was fleeing the killer on May 1, 2010 in Oak Beach, L.I.
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Of Sex Workers Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks

Of Sex Workers Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks | Sex Work | Scoop.it
As in feminism, there have been a number of waves in the sex worker movement. This is due in no small part to the turnover in activists themselves, for it is they who help shape conversations as we...
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Why Violence Against Sex Workers Is A Very Real & Feminist Issue

Why Violence Against Sex Workers Is A Very Real & Feminist Issue | Sex Work | Scoop.it
For those of you who have not yet read the long account of the terrible situation Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks find themselves in, get a cup of coffee and go do so. Their several year long or...
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2014 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event Locations

2014 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event Locations | Sex Work | Scoop.it
  2010 Events    2011 Events    2012 Events     2013 Events   2014 Events This year, we anticipate December 17 events will take place numerous cities around the world. To submit your event commemor...
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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - Legal Clinic, March & Vigil

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - Legal Clinic, March & Vigil | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was first recognized in 2003 as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle Washington. Since 2003, Day to End Violence Against...
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KNPR: Nevada’s Brothel Industry Continues To Shrink

KNPR: Nevada’s Brothel Industry Continues To Shrink | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Cottontail Ranch, Bikini’s Gentleman’s Club and Brothel, Angels Ladies Brothel. On Dec 14, Bobbi Davis will close the Shady Lady Ranch brothel on Highway 95
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Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality

Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A new series, ‘The Sex Factor,’ sees a gaggle of men and women compete for a $1 million prize and the designation of ‘international porn star’ status. Think: the ‘X Factor’ of sex.
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The Great Porn Star ~ Sex Worker Divide

The Great Porn Star ~ Sex Worker Divide | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Whorephobia drives me insane, especially when it results in separation and even worse among sex workers. Perhaps nowhere is this as clear than the divide between porn stars and all the other sex wo...
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Oakland's Threat to Sex Workers

Oakland's Threat to Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A new eviction policy broadly targets prostitutes, and while the city argues that the law will help fight child trafficking, there's no data or evidence to back those claims.

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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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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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