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Women's coalition plans to argue against legalizing prostitution

Women's coalition plans to argue against legalizing prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A coalition of groups preparing to intervene in a Supreme Court of Canada hearing into the future of this country's prostitution laws is advocating for a "third way" that would ensure sex workers aren't turned into criminals while ensuring johns and pimps can still be prosecuted for buying and selling women and girls.

 

The Women's Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution -- which includes a number of organizations including the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and the Vancouver-based Rape Relief and Women's Shelter -- is among more than a dozen interveners in a hearing scheduled for June 13.

 

The hearing stems from an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that struck down the Criminal Code ban on bawdy houses last year because the law puts sex workers in danger by forcing them to work outside.

 

The case has revealed deep divisions among organizations that work with and advocate for the women -- often poor, drug addicted, and in many cases trafficked from outside Canada -- working in the sex trade. Some groups are advocating for a form of legalization, while others insist prostitution must remain against the law.

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Is Twitter censoring sex workers?

Is Twitter censoring sex workers? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex workers say the social network has been cracking down on adult content in recent months.
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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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Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It?

Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It? - What does art that claims to be "based on a true story" owe its audience? When the "true" part gets called into question, and the art-makers go silent, what are we supposed to think? - Feature stories on Seattle News, Politics, Arts and Culture. The Stranger covers Seattle and National News with a voice you can't find anywhere else.
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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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France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First World War

France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First World War | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Prostitution and war often go hand-in-hand. But this is perhaps most true of the First World War, where even the French government played a part in the sex industry – a legacy that continued almost to up to today.
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Foxy Blox ~ The Lego Strip Club

Foxy Blox ~ The Lego Strip Club | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Grab a front row seat for the majesty of the greatest custom LEGO® set ever crafted! The Citizen Brick Center for the Performing Arts is place where dreamers ca
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Just Who Is A "Sex Worker" & Who Carries The Shame? Irv O. Neil & I Discuss

Just Who Is A "Sex Worker" & Who Carries The Shame? Irv O. Neil & I Discuss | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Erotica author Irv O. Neil and I continue our talk, this time traveling into the semantics and shame of sex work. Do you consider yourself, or erotica writers in general, to be sex workers? Why or ...
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Porn In The UK

Porn In The UK | Sex Work | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about the new acts of censorship that went into effect Tuesday (December 1, 2014) in the UK. Part of the pornocalypse, these latest porn regulations were made via an amendment...
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The Do's And Dont's Of Writing Erotic Fiction

The Do's And Dont's Of Writing Erotic Fiction | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A list of ten tips for writing Erotic Fiction, by the author of 'The Secret Lives of Married Women.'
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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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Life, Death, Trust

Life, Death, Trust | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sociopath Houston attorney crashes plane with two escorts, hires goons to beat one to death, rapes the other, and gets away with it. Betrayal of trust, traumatic brain injuries, fraud, felonies, and violence against women.
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This story is not for the faint of heart, but for the strong of heart. Read it. Help via GiftRocket.com and using email address: abrooks2014 AT hush.com

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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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Invisible subjects: the men who fuel the demand for prostitution

Invisible subjects: the men who fuel the demand for prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it

If prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, then punting is the oldest consumer activity. Yet it remains broadly unexamined, perhaps because the questions it raises are too uncomfortable.


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Forget 50 Shades, Read About 40 Years ~ In Porn: The Irv O. Neil Interview

Forget 50 Shades, Read About 40 Years ~ In Porn: The Irv O. Neil Interview | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Irv O. Neil is a New York-based writer and editor who has been in the porn business since 1974. Yes, that's him as a mad doctor with a foot fetish in a 1998 Leg Action pictorial with Maya Moore (ph...
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40 years an erotica author

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Wild Wipes For Your Sex Worker Kit

Wild Wipes For Your Sex Worker Kit | Sex Work | Scoop.it
As promised, my brief interview with Peter, the founder of Wild Wipes. Peter, as a former escort, I know most of us had baby wipes in our sex work kits; what makes Wild Wipes different? Are they be...
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And here's my detailed review of why they are better than baby wipes or other wet wipe alternatives.

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Why are so many young men paying for sex?

Why are so many young men paying for sex? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With the stereotype that only lonely old men pay for sex no longer holding true, Gareth May talks to people involved in sex work to find out why young men are turning to escorts
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No, The Adult Industry Doesn't Happily Accept Financial Discrimination

No, The Adult Industry Doesn't Happily Accept Financial Discrimination | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Credit card companies and banks regularly discriminate against adult businesses. We put up with it because we have no choice. A post pondering this.
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Harry Siegel: The real girlfriend experience

Harry Siegel: The real girlfriend experience | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Even at ten dollars a minute, it's not easy to make a connection

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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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Meet the Porn Star Who's Having Sex With Someone in Every State, All in the Name of Art

Meet the Porn Star Who's Having Sex With Someone in Every State, All in the Name of Art | Sex Work | Scoop.it
His project aims to turn the art and porn worlds on their heads.
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Annie Sprinkle and the Founding of December 17th

Annie Sprinkle and the Founding of December 17th | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex work activist Annie Sprinkle was the mind behind the original International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. After the conviction of "Green River Killer" Gary Ridgway, Sprinkle and activists from SWOP decided that a holiday was necessary to commemorate people in our community who have been the victims of violence, and to draw…
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