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Budget Crisis County Prosecutes Million Dollar Male Escort Case

Budget Crisis County Prosecutes Million Dollar Male Escort Case | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This story describes the factors surrounding the trial of Starchild, charged with prostitution as a result of entrapment in the course of a sting operation conducted by the Fremont Police Department on December 5th, 2005. Focusing on the trial expenses in the midst of the country budget crunch which reduces the court operating times to 3 hours in the afternoon, plus an historic challenge on the basis of Lawrence v. Texas, this article explores the follies of this prosecution.
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Sweeping new law to make buying, selling sex in public illegal

Sweeping new law to make buying, selling sex in public illegal | Sex Work | Scoop.it

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The new legislation – what Justice Minister Peter MacKay calls a ‘Canadian model’ – is the Conservative government’s answer to a Supreme Court decision that last year struck down some of the country’s major prostitution laws
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Will the Entire Porn Industry Be Forced to Move to Nevada?

Will the Entire Porn Industry Be Forced to Move to Nevada? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Another wave of porn regulation is here: On May 27, Assembly Bill 1576, a statewide expansion of Measure B, passed the California Assembly.


...AB1576 takes Measure B a step further and imposes an additional mandate on STI testing than the ones currently used by porn performers, and requires that all producers disclose those records with the Department of Industrial Relations, a clear violation of privacy.


Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) introduced the bill, and Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, sponsored it. The bill is scheduled to move to the California State Senate sometime after June 15.


We should be cheering, right? HIV = bad. Condoms = good. Condoms + people who fuck for a living = less HIV for all!


Except that many people in the sex industry feel that this issue is more about body autonomy than about public health.

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Marketing Whore - Marketing, PR, Internet Marketing Tips for Mainstream and Adult Bloggers: Business Bigots

Marketing Whore - Marketing, PR, Internet Marketing Tips for Mainstream and Adult Bloggers: Business Bigots | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Marketers often make stereotypes and pre-judge people when creating 'targeting markets.' We often have to lump folks into categories in order to create products for them and to reach them. (What do these people need? What do they want? Where do these people live? What do they read?)

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A Trip to The Lusty Lady — When I Took Mom to the Strip Club | Nerve.com

A Trip to The Lusty Lady — When I Took Mom to the Strip Club | Nerve.com | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An excerpt from the new memoir, Spent.

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Somaly Mam And The Cult of Glamourized Victimhood

Somaly Mam And The Cult of Glamourized Victimhood | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Yes, the famous anti-sex-trafficking activist fudged certain facts to gain attention for her cause—but this sorry tale should make us concerned about our own need for photogenic girls to save.
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Serious problems in a movement that profits off misinformation.

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The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, most famous for authoring I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, passed away at age 86 on May 28th, 2014. Her literary agent Helen Brann confirmed the news to press, and thus began a worldwide outpouring of grief. The top trending tag on Twitter was “RIP Maya Angelou” and,…
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very interesting glamourize death and murder and shame sex the great world we live in SMH 

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If prostitution were legalized that guy wouldn't have shot those women

If prostitution were legalized that guy wouldn't have shot those women | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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“ "if prostitution were legalized that guy wouldn’t have shot those women"
HEY ASSHOLES GUESS WHAT
sex workers do not want unstable, VIOLENT men as clients
Sex workers are...
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Why Many Young Chinese Women Are Writing Gay Male Erotica

Why Many Young Chinese Women Are Writing Gay Male Erotica | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An antipornography campaign in China has netted many young female writers of danmei, erotic fiction focusing on relationships between gay men, a popular outlet for those seeking to escape stifling social identities, scholars say.


...Danmei is part of an ‘‘ongoing sexual revolution’’ with feminist characteristics in China, perhaps the country’s first, said a Chinese academic who requested anonymity. China is currently undergoing a crackdown on pornography that has netted danmei writers and website managers, and closed some sites, sexual rights advocates said. ‘‘The campaign is really having an impact,’’ the researcher said.

Creating and consuming danmei is a way for women to explore their long-repressed sexuality, said Ms. Jacobs.

‘‘I think Chinese culture is still harsh on women in terms of how far they can go in developing a fantasy life or erotic art forms,’’ she said. ‘‘I think they have to be very careful in coming out with their fantasies. The norm is stifling.’’

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Julie Tepperman and Amy Keating get intimate and interactive in one-on-one show at east-end performance crawl


...Keating took some women’s studies classes at university, and is interested in sex work and the third-wave feminist view that women who do sex work aren’t victims.


“They have a choice and agency,” she says. “I say that knowing that there’s a grey area and everything is not as simple as that – and that I’m speaking as a privileged white woman.”


Coincidentally, the two see a connection between the stripper’s world and that of live theatre.

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Sex worker reveals what it’s really like in the industry

Sex worker reveals what it’s really like in the industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
IT WAS the wink that made waves around the world.
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"Opi said while she knows sex work can be “traumatic” for others when it’s not what they want to do, she doesn’t like to say it’s a last resort."

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How Sex Work Became Invisible in America

How Sex Work Became Invisible in America | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Law enforcement plays the determining role in where and when sex workers make a living in the United States.
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Us, Sex Workers: Means for a Meaning

Us, Sex Workers: Means for a Meaning | Sex Work | Scoop.it
What an irony: the practitioners of the world’s oldest profession are still bound to justify that theirs is indeed… a profession. “Sex work is work,” an assertion in the face of the popular stigma surrounding prostitution, has nonetheless become an international slogan to unify sex workers from around the globe. National and trans-national organisations are now able to bring forth the cause of millions of workers. But few would rejoice when assessing today’s scene...

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The secret life of phone sex operators

The secret life of phone sex operators | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It’s a long-time industry that is still quietly plugging away, despite the rise of Internet porn.

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NYPD to Stop Seizing Sex Work Suspects' Condoms

NYPD to Stop Seizing Sex Work Suspects' Condoms | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted...
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I Don't Want Your Pity: Sex Work And Labor Politics

I Don't Want Your Pity: Sex Work And Labor Politics | Sex Work | Scoop.it
We assign a cultural significance to sex; it is for procreation and the preservation of the family unit. We are told it is to be cherished and not commodified, but meanwhile sex screams at us from every billboard and TV channel. It seems sex can be u...
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Sex work: liberation or exploitation? | The Oxford Student

Sex work: liberation or exploitation? | The Oxford Student | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In 1975, more than one hundred prostitutes occupied a church in Lyon, France, to protest against police repression, issuing statements that they would stay until prison sentences against their members were lifted. The movement for what was then called prostitute’s rights may have been born from demands for sexual freedom, but its own demands were for freedom from police violence.


A cursoring glance at the sex work debate will swiftly reveal that the bulk of those clamouring for its criminalisation do not work within the industry. It is perhaps the near-universality of screwing that means many outside sex work feel they have a right to dictate how those within should be treated—socially, politically and legally. Melissa Gira Grant’s recent novel, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work, seeks to interrupt a conversation about prostitution that for too long has given primacy those who have never experienced it.

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Antonia Crane Talks About Sex Work, Slut-Shaming, Biting Matthew McConaughey and Her New Book: Spent

Antonia Crane Talks About Sex Work, Slut-Shaming, Biting Matthew McConaughey and Her New Book: Spent | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I met Antonia Crane when I was putting together an anthology I did about sex work & sex workers. From our first correspondence it was clear she was smart, articulate, funny, talented, ballsy and didn't take herself too seriously. I knew she had a...
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1939-1945 Anti-Prostitution Posters

1939-1945 Anti-Prostitution Posters | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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Sexuality Tomorrow: Masculinity and The New Dawn of Ethical Porn and Prostitution

Sexuality Tomorrow: Masculinity and The New Dawn of Ethical Porn and Prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Ethical porn director, Nica Noelle, and sexologist, Carol Queen, discuss ethical porn and prostitution at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco (Psychology Tomorrow MeetUp: January 30th, 2014)     Stanley Siegel: Psychology Tomorrow...
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Amazon is deleting sex workers' wish lists without warning

Amazon is deleting sex workers' wish lists without warning | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Most people in the adult entertainment industry have wish lists for their fans. But some say Amazon has a problem with that. 
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Is the DOJ Forcing Banks to Terminate the Accounts of Porn Stars? | VICE News

Is the DOJ Forcing Banks to Terminate the Accounts of Porn Stars? | VICE News | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It’s called Operation Choke Point, and it has nothing to do with deep-throating.


Instead, it’s a targeted effort to shut down as many as 30 separate industries by making it impossible for them to access banking services.


In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Thursday, American Bankers Association CEO Frank Keating wrote that the Justice Department is “telling bankers to behave like policemen and judges.”


“Operation Choke Point is asking banks to identify customers who may be breaking the law or simply doing something government officials don’t like,” Keating wrote. “Banks must then ‘choke off’ those customers’ access to financial services, shutting down their accounts.”


Keating said the highly secretive operation was launched in early 2013. That’s when porn stars started to complain to the media that their bank accounts were being shut down without explanation.

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The Soapbox: How PayPal & WePay Discriminate Against The Adult Industry

The Soapbox: How PayPal & WePay Discriminate Against The Adult Industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I was packing my bags, looking forward to a week trip to the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference, having finally earned enough through my
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"Now hiring class of 2014" local strip joint in my city (SFW) - Imgur

"Now hiring class of 2014" local strip joint in my city (SFW) - Imgur | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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