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Egyptian Prosecutor Orders a Ban on Internet Porn | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Egyptian Prosecutor Orders a Ban on Internet Porn | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Censorship circumvention software is about to become very popular in Egypt. On Wednesday, the country’s Prosecutor General, Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, ordered government ministries to enforce a ban on pornographic websites, based on a three-year old ruling by Egypt’s administrative court, which declared that “freedom of expression and public rights should be restricted by maintaining the fundamentals of religion, morality and patriotism” and denounced pornographic content as “venomous and vile.”

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Wildcatting: A Stripper’s Guide to the Modern American Boomtown

Wildcatting: A Stripper’s Guide to the Modern American Boomtown | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Nothing is more emblematic of the American dream than chaotic mining and drilling towns such as Williston, North Dakota, and the people who flock to them in search of fortune. And no one knows bett...
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See also: http://www.cultofgracie.com/2012/02/28/oil-isnt-the-only-slick-smarmy-thing-in-williston-nd/

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Murdered St Kilda prostitute Tracy Connelly was ‘easy prey’ says former sex worker

Murdered St Kilda prostitute Tracy Connelly was ‘easy prey’ says former sex worker | Sex Work | Scoop.it
UPDATE: MORE than 100 mourners have gathered in St Kilda to make a pledge to murdered sex worker Tracy Connelly and other victims of violent crime: you will not be forgotten.
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Did not care for this "sex work does attract the worst human beings" line; it would be more accurate to say that "vulnerable populations attract the worst human beings."

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Tearing Down the Whorearchy From the Inside

Tearing Down the Whorearchy From the Inside | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I expected to be criticized for my work -- I'm a porn performer -- from my classmates at Duke. But from my fellow strippers, denigration for "sitting on a dick for a living" stung, if no other reason than that I didn't see it coming.
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Former prostitutes who served US troops sue South Korea

Former prostitutes who served US troops sue South Korea | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A group of former prostitutes has filed a lawsuit against the South Korean government seeking more than $1.2 million in compensation, alleging that it exercised significant control over their activities, according to a report in Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun.
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Safe on the Streets - The Weekly Wonk

Safe on the Streets - The Weekly Wonk | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A culture of violence surrounds the world of prostitution, but there’s a sensible way to make the profession safer for women: decriminalization.
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9 Stereotypes Sex Workers Are Tired of Hearing

9 Stereotypes Sex Workers Are Tired of Hearing | Sex Work | Scoop.it

We would all benefit from questioning some of these tired stereotypes and tropes so that, hopefully, they won't be part of our conversations again.

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Study: To Lower Rape and STD Rates, Decriminalize Prostitution

Study: To Lower Rape and STD Rates, Decriminalize Prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A loophole in Rhode Island decriminalized prostitution between 2004-2009. During this time the state saw significant decreases in rape and gonorrhea.
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The flawed thinking behind brothel licensing

The flawed thinking behind brothel licensing | Sex Work | Scoop.it
As a sex worker who has worked across Australia under a range of regulatory regimes, I find it amusing that politicians constantly debate workplaces that they know absolutely nothing about, except that such debate can lead to terrible changes for my work. Currently in New South Wales the sex work debate is centered around whether the then senior Liberal MP Chris Hartcher's 2011 election promise of licensing brothels is worth pursuing in legislation. Since it has already failed as a system for regulation in Victoria and Queensland you would think such a silly idea wouldn’t get very far. However the political lure of licensing as a ’solution’ to supposed ‘crimes’ within the NSW sex industry has gained much more traction than it deserves. 
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Advocates Voices: Sex Workers’ Perceptions of the Melbourne Declaration

Advocates Voices: Sex Workers’ Perceptions of the Melbourne Declaration | Sex Work | Scoop.it
While the Melbourne Declaration includes language regarding sex workers and drug users’ rights, many feel it's not enough. Hear what advocates have to say.
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Why men use prostitutes

Why men use prostitutes | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The reasons why many men pay for sex are revealed in the interviews that make up a major new piece of research
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PSO Help: Dealing With Negative Feedback, Ratings &/or Reviews

PSO Help: Dealing With Negative Feedback, Ratings &/or Reviews | Sex Work | Scoop.it

After a few months of running the phone sex review site, some things have become quite clear: some phone sex operators don’t know how to properly handle less than glowing reviews.


Just as you can make the most of your positive reviews, you can make a real mess out of less than favorable reviews. In fact, you can make things even worse.

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Excellent advice for anyone in any business, but tailored for savvy sex workers.

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A Cutt Above: A Stripper Memoir

A Cutt Above: A Stripper Memoir | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Finally! A stripper memoir about more than naked women.
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Kickstarter page for getting the book in print.

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Kickstarter book project

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Phone-sex cop now "Cutie Off Duty"

Phone-sex cop now "Cutie Off Duty" | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Police brass didn't like Officer Terra Barrow's old side job as a phone-sex operator, but she says they OK'ed her new risque gig.

Via Dana Hoffman, malek
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Confusion!

We take it as a joke, but what about hypocrisy? what about politicians?

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Former Sex Worker Maggie McNeill on Why We Should Decriminalize Prostitution - YouTube

"There is a very common form of rhetoric that's used against us ... that sex work isn't work. That it's a dodge. That it's a scam. That it's a form of exploi...
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Of sex work, dignity and human rights

Of sex work, dignity and human rights | Sex Work | Scoop.it
“The way you tell it, frankly, it sounds like a TV sitcom about happy hookers.”
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How To Spot A Sugar Daddy

How To Spot A Sugar Daddy | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A few easy pointers to get yourself a sugar daddy. easy to follow and its all based on my personal experiences.

 

Overview your choice so you know you're not going down a dead path. If he is dressed nicely that is a good indication that he has money. Now if he is wearing a nice dress shirt he got from a department store he is harder to train then a man wearing say Gucci. (doesn't have to be Gucci but if he looks EXPENSIVE it's a better indicator of money.Seriously, men usually don't pay attention to labels unless they are gay or stacked.) Either way, it's easier to coax money out of a richer man.

 

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Erotic Romance Writers and Poets Pursue Their Ambitions with Secret Erotica

Erotic Romance Writers and Poets Pursue Their Ambitions with Secret Erotica | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With the sheer amount of freely available erotic stories online and the relative ease of modern self-publishing, it is only a matter of time before we find more erotic literature finding its way to the bookstores and our own personal bookshelves. London, England UK - July 17, 2014 /PressCable/ — Erotic literature has been a popular genre amongst (mostly) female readers for many years. However, the recent explosion of the Fifty Shades trilogy and the S.E.C.R.E.T erotica series onto the scene has created many more avid fans of provocative romance. This truth is clearly reflected by the large increase in the number of people trying to achieve success through writing and publishing erotic novels.
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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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Sex work and the politics of rape: why the government owes women an apology

Sex work and the politics of rape: why the government owes women an apology | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When Conservative MP Robert Goguen asked Timea Nagy, a former sex worker who alleges she was gang raped, whether the attack was a case of freedom of expression, well, it was hard to know how to react.This all took place during a recent committee meeting regarding Bill C-36, which aims to transform the legality of sex work in this country.
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How the Financial Sector Is Making Life Miserable for Sex Workers | VICE United States

How the Financial Sector Is Making Life Miserable for Sex Workers | VICE United States | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In a recent article, VICE News speculated that the Department of Justice’s initiative Operation Choke Point may be putting pressure on banks like Chase to terminate the accounts of several high-profile porn performers, including Teagan Presley, Stoya, and Chanel Preston. On Twitter many other porn performers claimed that their accounts were being closed, and that they had been offered little explanation beyond being labeled “high risk.” An insider at Wells Fargo responded, “We encourage these industry workers to come to us," according to TMZ. By the time Mother Jones was pushing back with a “Chase representative” claiming that Choke Point was not singling out people in the porn industry, I was exasperated.

By and large, these articles failed to mention the fact that sex workers like myself are shut out of institutions every single day. Whorephobia, the fear and hatred of sex workers, is one of the very first things every single sex worker learns how to navigate.

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How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring

How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it's also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh. Here's how.
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Is "Sex" A Right That Should Be Recognised In Law?

Is "Sex" A Right That Should Be Recognised In Law? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This question is one posed regularly and often dismissed both by anti sex work campaigners and also by some women and men who presume that the question is somehow a justification for a mythical mal...
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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.

Via Deanna Dahlsad
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What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars by Conner Habib

What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars by Conner Habib | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars - Why Do You Hate Porn Stars? What Is It About Us that You Don't Like? 


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It can't be factual. The reason you hate us, I mean. It's fine, not all emotions have to be based on facts. We're human beings, after all. I just wanted to make sure you knew it couldn't be factual.


You might think the thing that upsets you about us is that we're ruining society. And there are studies. You like to start sentences with the phrase, Studies show that...


But listen. The facts? You're going to have a hard time with them.

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Regulations Force Move: Kink.com has leased office space in Las Vegas

Regulations Force Move: Kink.com has leased office space in Las Vegas | Sex Work | Scoop.it
San Francisco based Kink.com announced today that it had leased production and office space in Las Vegas, and has already wrapped production on two movies.
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