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About sex work and help for sex workers, which includes escorts, professional service providers, erotica authors, phone sex operators, adult bloggers, etc. http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/
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Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

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Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy
by LaShawn Harris (released just this past April)

 

"During the early twentieth century, a diverse group of African American women carved out unique niches for themselves within New York City's expansive informal economy. LaShawn Harris illuminates the labor patterns and economic activity of three perennials within this kaleidoscope of underground industry: sex work, numbers running for gambling enterprises, and the supernatural consulting business. Mining police and prison records, newspaper accounts, and period literature, Harris teases out answers to essential questions about these women and their working lives. She also offers a surprising revelation, arguing that the burgeoning underground economy served as a catalyst in working-class black women ™s creation of the employment opportunities, occupational identities, and survival strategies that provided them with financial stability and a sense of labor autonomy and mobility. At the same time, urban black women, all striving for economic and social prospects and pleasures, experienced the conspicuous and hidden dangers associated with newfound labor opportunities."

 

 

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Women Of Color Sex Workers Wanted For Participation In Research Study

Women Of Color Sex Workers Wanted For Participation In Research Study | Sex Work | Scoop.it
#Sexwork research participants needed for a research project on women of colour working indoors (in/outcall). Please contact the person listed for further questions and inquiries.
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An Explanation, but no apology.

An Explanation, but no apology. | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Everyday whorephobia is a collective, any current or former sex worker who agrees with harm reduction, decriminlization and our core beliefs (detailed here) can represent us. This representation ca...
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Why the group was silent for awhile ~ and how you can help!

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Fears of exploitation after low fees for Asian sex workers revealed

Fears of exploitation after low fees for Asian sex workers revealed | Sex Work | Scoop.it
"For the Asian girl $160 for one hour... for the Aussie girl $250 for one hour."
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Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography

Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"This article focuses on the labor marginalization of black female performers within the pornography industry. Their representations and experiences as sex workers are shaped by a racialized and gendered sexual commerce where stereotypes, structural inequalities, and social biases are the norm. Black women are devalued as hyperaccessible and superdisposable in an industry that simultaneously invests in and ghettoizes fantasies about black sexuality. In light of feminist arguments against the victimization of women by pornography, I have attempted to show that black sex workers, while facing multiple axes of discrimination and harm, also employ hypersexuality and illicit eroticism to achieve mobility, erotic autonomy, and self-care."



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Sex Work and the City: Police Confiscate and Destroy Condoms in an Attempt to Rid Prostitution in NYC

Sex Work and the City: Police Confiscate and Destroy Condoms in an Attempt to Rid Prostitution in NYC | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The New York City sex industry isn't glamorous. It's dark, seedy, lurid, and the sex work that the women and, to a lesser degree, men engage in carries the risk of danger, disease, sexual violence, and abduction. There aren't many tools that the sexually exploited demographic can use, but one tool that is at their disposal is condoms. With 50 percent of streetwalkers being African American and 25 percent being Latino, and the average age of a prostitute in the United States being between the ages of 12-14 years old, it's ethnic teenagers who continue to suffer HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases at a high rate -- particularly when police confiscate their condoms, a form harassment that's orchestrated in order to prevent sex workers from turning tricks.

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While data on sex work is difficult to come by, this is an interesting look at health, race & discrimination in erms of the laws.

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Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography

Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"This article focuses on the labor marginalization of black female performers within the pornography industry. Their representations and experiences as sex workers are shaped by a racialized and gendered sexual commerce where stereotypes, structural inequalities, and social biases are the norm. Black women are devalued as hyperaccessible and superdisposable in an industry that simultaneously invests in and ghettoizes fantasies about black sexuality. In light of feminist arguments against the victimization of women by pornography, I have attempted to show that black sex workers, while facing multiple axes of discrimination and harm, also employ hypersexuality and illicit eroticism to achieve mobility, erotic autonomy, and self-care."

 


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Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Women are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.

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True in mainstream & adult.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 11, 2013 1:26 AM
Cameron Russell on race and genger -- on the catwalk & beyond.
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