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The 10 Industries With The Most Depressed Workers

The 10 Industries With The Most Depressed Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
About 10% of American adults are depressed, but that varies quite a lot from job to job.
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This isn't including sex work (unless it's covered under "personal services"), but I thought it should be considered in light of all the comments about sex workers who would like to change careers etc.

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What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About

What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About | Sex Work | Scoop.it

There are things, personal things, many sex workers don’t want to talk about; including me. And that’s a pity. Because it holds the sex worker movement back.


Most cultural shifts regarding unequal persons, such as the civil rights movement and the current positive momentum changing attitudes regarding LGBTQ issues, are arrived by showing the oppressed for what they are: human beings. The sex worker movement has been trying to make a push sex worker rights in terms of human rights and labor rights, by showing the personal plights of sex workers as it pertains to the criminal status of sex work, i.e. the legal system. But there are other issues. Issues which prove the humanity of sex workers by aligning them with “regular folk”, especially women.


Fundamentally, there are two primary reasons why sex workers cannot expose the other human indignities of the people involved: One, sex workers are primarily women and women are not yet equal (which also impacts why sexual commerce is the domain of men); two, sex work involves sex, something our culture is really screwed up about. When you combine them, you get one thing that’s definitely not allowed: the sexual autonomy of women.

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#YesAllWomen, Except #Sex Workers? - Is #feminism excluding sex workers?

#YesAllWomen, Except #Sex Workers? - Is #feminism excluding sex workers? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

#YesAllWomen, Except #Sex Workers - Is #feminism excluding sex workers?


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Myredbook.com seized by feds

Myredbook.com seized by feds | Sex Work | Scoop.it
It finally happened, Redbook (as it was known) was seized by the feds and shit down. Redbook was a local the the bay area escort ad mall and review site, though it did have some places to place ads...

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Support Hos: Game of Thrones

Support Hos: Game of Thrones | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Game of Thrones, HBO’s biggest show, is bringing the fantasy genre to the masses in a major way. Featuring a sprawling cast and storyline that’s been pared down from George R.R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire, it’s full of fantastic performances, high production values, international sets and scenery, and some of the most exciting and tense moments on television.


It is also filled with violence against women, particularly, the sex workers who inhabit the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.


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A thoughtfully-written article coming from an angle you may not have considered: that of a sex worker. The struggle to be safe in that industry (if such a thing is ever possible) is something that Game of Thrones tends to sidestep by largely focusing on male-centric points of view.

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Feminism, Sexuality & Porn: Exclusive Interview With Erika Lust Of Lust Cinema

Feminism, Sexuality & Porn: Exclusive Interview With Erika Lust Of Lust Cinema | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Yes, Erika Lust has won awards for her erotic films; but perhaps it's more important that she makes films that you want to watch. And now, she employs the same eye she uses behind the camera to fin...


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Support For Jill Brenneman

Support For Jill Brenneman | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Help raise money to support sex worker rights activist Jill Brenneman who is currently battling a catastrophic illness.
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Dangerous New Trafficking Bill Introduced in the U.S. | Global Network of Sex Work Projects

Dangerous New Trafficking Bill Introduced in the U.S. | Global Network of Sex Work Projects | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Dangerous new legislation that conflates trafficking with sex work, and has the potential to impact diplomatic relations, has been introduced in the United States Congress.


Rep. Randy Hultgren, an Illinois Republican in his first term, has introduced legislation that would amend the Trafficking in Victims Protection Act of 2000 to restrict foreign aid going to countries where prostitution is legal. Hultgren believes that legal prostitution leads to human trafficking.

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Why I accidentally became a porn star

Why I accidentally became a porn star | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I became a professional naked person because it was the safest way for me to live out my fantasies, to live them out in such a way that I never would of gotten to do if I had remained a civilian, no matter how kinky and perverse and hedonistic that civilian might be.

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"My Wife Doesn't Understand Me" & The Other Little White Lies Of Phone Sex

"My Wife Doesn't Understand Me" & The Other Little White Lies Of Phone Sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it

His wife isn’t necessarily a bitch. Or ill. Or dead. Or whatever he says. Hell, he may not ever have been married. Maybe it’s just easier for him to play the role of a married man on the phone. Maybe he feels it further masks his identity. Maybe his fantasy taboo is enhanced by the naughty idea of cheating or being caught. Maybe he thinks you’ll be less judgmental of a man who “can’t get it that way at home” than you would be of a man who’s too uncomfortable to tell his lover what gets him off. Maybe he pretends to be married simply because he feels that would make him more sympathetic. Who knows? He says he’s married; he’s married. Just work with it.

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Sex Tips From Feminist Porn Stars Will Change the Way You Think About Intimacy

Sex Tips From Feminist Porn Stars Will Change the Way You Think About Intimacy | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Because feminism and sex are not mutually exclusive.
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I Before E, Except After BDSM: Lifestyle BDSM Vs Professional Domination

I Before E, Except After BDSM: Lifestyle BDSM Vs Professional Domination | Sex Work | Scoop.it

This is especially true when it comes to relationships ~ including those of professional variety, i.e. those involving the paid services of sex workers. After all, other than the golden rules of respect and consent, there are not as many hard and fast “rules” or “facts” when it comes to the ins and outs of human interaction as there are to the more physical ins and outs of screwing. With relationships, it’s even more like “I before E, except after C”. …And with D/s, it can get even weirder. (That’s a play on the spelling rule, not a judgement!) Be that as it may, I’ll try to clarify some of the rules of BDSM engagements based on the articles I recently discovered.

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Paying For It: Is PayPal Hurting Sex Workers?

Paying For It: Is PayPal Hurting Sex Workers? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
What do you do when your brand is adult-based and all your best connections, writing and media appearances relate not to SEO, but SEX?...
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Sex (Work) In the Classroom: How Academia Can Support the Sex Worker Rights Movement

Sex (Work) In the Classroom: How Academia Can Support the Sex Worker Rights Movement | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Over the last several years, the world’s oldest profession has become academia’s latest hot topic. As events, books and other media continue to increase the visibility of the sex trade, class time, and sometimes entire curricula, have sprung up to address its various (and varied) topics. Higher education and those who work within it play a number of different roles, impacting the lives of those in the sex trade both directly and indirectly.

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[Entire Paper] MALE CLIENTS OF #SEXWORKERS: A CRIMINOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE #SexWork

[Entire Paper] MALE CLIENTS OF #SEXWORKERS: A CRIMINOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE #SexWork | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In an article entitled “Peter MacKay promises new prostitution bill before summer,” Justice Minister Peter MacKay is quoted as saying, “We know there is tremendous violence and vulnerability associated with prostitution. Prostitutes are predominantly victims” (Crawford, 2014, para. 2). Following this quote there is no citation to substantiate MacKay’s claim that the majority of prostitutes are victims or that prostitution is inherently violent.

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For $350, Tata Will Slap You Until You're Sexy

For $350, Tata Will Slap You Until You're Sexy | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Tata told me to relax my jaw and close my eyes. She examined my face, found the spot she was looking for, and began smacking my left cheek with the back of her hand.
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Erotica: The Little Sister Who Suffers In The Shadows

Erotica: The Little Sister Who Suffers In The Shadows | Sex Work | Scoop.it

While there has been much talk about what erotica is, I think there's more to the story, such as what do we do with erotica? (Not that way, as in the treatment of erotica.)


The general book industry shuns erotica

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Written in 2005, but, sadly, still applies and is even worse/

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Why the 'End Demand' Approach to Sex Work Doesn't Work

Why the 'End Demand' Approach to Sex Work Doesn't Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
"End demand" campaigns, like the one suggested in a recent RH Reality Check commentary, are based on the false characterization of clients of sex workers as rapists, and perpetuated by the prostitution-as-violence camp. This is nothing but misogyny, pure and simple.
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Meet the mystery man behind a new reality-TV porn show

Meet the mystery man behind a new reality-TV porn show | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Thousands have applied for a shot at adult stardom -- and $1 million -- on a new Web series hosted by Belle Knox
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Britain, Italy Include Drugs, Sex in GDP

Britain, Italy Include Drugs, Sex in GDP | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The British government is now including prostitution and narcotics sales in its official Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistic. That's the oft-cited measure of how much a country's economy grows or contracts."

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11 Powerful Documentaries That Will Change the Way You Think About Sex Work

11 Powerful Documentaries That Will Change the Way You Think About Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
There's more than one side to any story.
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Spain tries to calculate sex workers' contribution to GDP

Spain tries to calculate sex workers' contribution to GDP | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Officials from Spain's National Statistics Institute have asked brothel-keepers' organisation for estimate of total earnings
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Sex Work 101 Inteview

Sex Work 101 Inteview | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I appreciate the opportunity to share some of my life with you. Please be aware that these answers are mine alone, and do not represent the entirety of sex work. These questions are answered from the experience of a female-bodied, white, indoor, independent prostitute. I have a very specific experience and encourage you to seek out the stories of others, specifically transgender and street-based sex workers, as I do not have experience or sufficient information in those categories.

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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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‘My Granny The Escort’: Meet 85-Year-Old Sheila Vogel-Coupe, Britain’s Oldest Prostitute

‘My Granny The Escort’: Meet 85-Year-Old Sheila Vogel-Coupe, Britain’s Oldest Prostitute | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A new documentary airing on the UK’s Channel 4 explores three mature British women who sell sex. How does their job affect their lives, and what compels men to pay for sex with seniors?
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