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“Dumb Sluts Don’t Understand Obama Care”: Myth-Information Regarding Sex Workers & The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

“Dumb Sluts Don’t Understand Obama Care”: Myth-Information Regarding Sex Workers & The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Well, that’s pretty much what Warner Todd Huston said at Wizbang...

 

Whatever his problem is, the truth is that Huston really is the ignorant one.  Because while he is busy mocking those women and their work, his longest diatribe is on how these women won’t qualify for the insurance subsidies

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Facts about Obamacare for sex workers ~ and others.

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Obamacare Will Cover Sex Workers, Too — and This ‘Healthy Ho’s Party’ Helped Grease the Wheels

Obamacare Will Cover Sex Workers, Too — and This ‘Healthy Ho’s Party’ Helped Grease the Wheels | Sex Work | Scoop.it
It sure wasn't your grandmother's grassroots Obamacare registration event.
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SEXUAL ASSAULT Safety Notice for Sex Workers in the Los Angeles/Orange County Area

SEXUAL ASSAULT Safety Notice for Sex Workers in the Los Angeles/Orange County Area | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Please Forward to Fellow Workers and Allies

 

A rape crisis line worker in the Newport, CA area has reported receiving calls from a man who claims he is raping and torturing sex workers. The information that follows is from an individual source, and is provided to the community as a safety precaution, not a claim of fact or an accusation against any particular individual. Please use your judgement and discretion when screening your clients.

 

HOW HE HAS IDENTIFIED HIMSELF TO THE COUNSELORS ON THE LINE:

 

Name: David/Alex/Thomas

Age: Mid to late 30s

Good looking, well kept. Owns a sedan and two dogs, a pit and a shitzu. Claims to have body modification, including a genital piercing and penis enlargement.

 

WHAT HE SAYS WHILE ON THE PHONE:

 

He moved from the New Jersey/New York Area to Southern California about 3 months ago. Claims to have targeted sex workers on the East coast as well, taking them to places in the Hamptons and on the Jersey Shore before he moved to SoCal. He calls the Newport, CA rape crisis line once he has a sex worker trapped. He says he cuts their breasts and rapes them. He says he wants to stop. He calls for an audience while he hurts people, and the crisis line counselor reports to have heard muffled/gagged crying and screaming in the background of the calls.

 

PHONE NUMBERS HE HAS USED WHEN CALLING THE RAPE CRISIS LINE:

 

(949)244-1030

(949)244-4702

 

WHAT ABOUT THE COPS?

 

The rape crisis center contacted both the Newport Police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and they will not investigate based on the above information.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF?

 

Screen new clients carefully, keep an eye out for a date who matches any of the above description, have the phone number of a trusted friend or local rape crisis line that is sensitive to sex workers always on your person.

 

Some Los Angeles Resources:

 

East Los Angeles Women’s Center | 323-526-5819 Project Sister Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. | 909-626-4357 YWCA of Greater LA Sexual Assault Crisis Program | 310-763-9995

Some Orange County Resources:

Sexual Assault Victim Service | 949-975-0244 Sexual Assault Victim Services | 714-834-4317

 

We are always at some risk, but we can look out for each other. If you have any other information about this bad date please post in public.

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Sex Industry & Sex Workers in Nevada

Sex Industry & Sex Workers in Nevada | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In both legal and illegal form, the sex industry is present in every state in the country. Yet, it is only in Nevada that sex industry is legalized in the form of brothel prostitution. While prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas, the city is internationally recognized as a highly sexualized tourist destination with a flourishing market in commercial sexual entertainment and services.

 

If the Nevada sex industry affects the state’s social health and its quality of life, it doesn’t do so in a uniform, easy-to-judge manner. The growth of the sex industry or pornoculture in the Silver State has a negative impact where it condones exploitation, oppression, crime, and continued stereotyping and stigmatization of women. The abundance of sexually charged entertainment can have a positive impact when sex workers have a range of viable economic options, when they are not forced into commercial sex against their will, and when Nevada’s tourism-based economy cultivates arenas of safe sexual expression and enjoyment.

 

There is little reason to think that the broader trends toward more sexualized everyday culture will play out differently in Nevada than in other parts of the country and the world. Las Vegas is likely to remain at the forefront of these cultural shifts and will continue to benefit economically from the current trends. This presents a significant opportunity for Nevada to move to the forefront of the national debate about these cultural trends, and to take the lead as an innovator in policies, programs, and practices that confront head-on the dangers and pitfalls associated with a growing, and most likely inevitable, sex industry in ways that minimize risk and exploitation and maximize safety and empowerment.

 

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Supreme Court helps Obama correct course in the fight against AIDS — MSNBC

Supreme Court helps Obama correct course in the fight against AIDS — MSNBC | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It hasn’t drawn as much attention as targeted killing, warrantless wiretapping, the ill treatment of Guantanamo prisoners, or White House meddling with the drug approval process. But the Obama administration’s dogged defense of the so-called “anti-prostitution pledge” has puzzled progressives as much as any policy in this president’s Bush-like second term.

 

The pledge law, adopted in 2003 to appease religious conservatives, bars U.S. support for any international health group that fails to speak out against prostitution—even if its clients are sex workers. Organizations as varied as UNAIDS,  the World Bank and the World Health Organization have condemned the rule for undermining the fight against HIV/AIDS, but Obama’s Justice Department hasn’t budged.

 

Now, thanks to a new Supreme Court decision, the pledge will finally be scrubbed from the books. In a Thursday morning decision, the court declared that the anti-prostitution pledge violates the constitution’s First Amendment. As Chief Justice John Roberts helpfully pointed out, that’s the one that “prohibits the government from telling people what they must say.”

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Female sex workers frequently offered larger fees by their clients in return for sex without a condom

Female sex workers frequently offered larger fees by their clients in return for sex without a condom | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Client demand for unprotected sex is contributing to the HIV epidemic among female sex workers, according to Canadian research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Investigators in Vancouver found that approximately three-quarters of sex workers were offered more money by clients for sex without a condom and that 19% accepted this money. Transgender women were more likely to accept extra money for unsafe sex, as were women who experienced client violence and users of methamphetamine.

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Promoting Human Rights versus Promoting Prostitution

Promoting Human Rights versus Promoting Prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it

People have always bought and sold sex, sometimes risking shame or punishment. But these days, simply helping a sex worker can have costly legal and financial consequences.

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In Germany, Sex Workers Get Special Training To Serve The Disabled

In Germany, Sex Workers Get Special Training To Serve The Disabled | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Crossing two taboo topics: prostitution and the sexuality of the physically and mentally handicapped.


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American Courtesans: Our Unsung Healers

American Courtesans: Our Unsung Healers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, central to my work is my mission to provide education and awareness of the value of sex work and the need for equal rights and protection for our sex workers to my professional and surrounding communities. Although there is a great need for educational material relevant to practitioners in my field, resources are rare, so I am eager to introduce a new film, American Courtesans, an invaluable resource for therapists, clients, sex workers, as well as the general public.

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Erotic Awards 2013: Shining a light on disabled sex

Erotic Awards 2013: Shining a light on disabled sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The sexual needs of disabled people are thrust into the spotlight at the 2013 Erotic Awards
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S.F. law enforcement to stop using condoms to arrest, prosecute sex workers

S.F. law enforcement to stop using condoms to arrest, prosecute sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Police and prosecutors in San Francisco will no longer use condoms as evidence when arresting and charging sex workers, according to an agreement announced Tuesday between The City’s law enforcement agencies and the Human Rights Commission.

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'No Condoms as Evidence' Legislation Up for Debate in Albany | VICE United States

'No Condoms as Evidence' Legislation Up for Debate in Albany | VICE United States | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The evening's theme is “Pretty Woman Redux.” The gathering is part of a monthly storytelling series from the sex-workers' rights group, the Red Umbrella Project. For two hours, a handful of New York’s most articulate “hos” (as they endearingly call themselves), share intimate, industry tales.

 

As in past sessions, donations from the event will benefit a cause vital to every sex worker in the city: banning the New York Police Department’s well-documented practice of using condom possession as evidence of prostitution.

 

It’s a battle health rights advocates have fought for years. In every legislative session since 1999, proponents of a “No Condoms as Evidence” bill have asked state lawmakers to squelch the practice, citing evidence that it’s forced sex workers to stop carrying and using condoms altogether. In every session, the bill has died on the committee floor.

 

In recent months, however, efforts to engage lawmakers have accelerated, thanks to studies released in 2012 by the Pros Network and Human Rights Watch—two Manhattan-based organizations that say the policy has led to a serious public-health crisis.

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Overturn US anti-prostitution pledge to support sex workers and combat HIV

Overturn US anti-prostitution pledge to support sex workers and combat HIV | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Chi Mgbako: Supreme court must put public health above misguided moralism and end Pepfar policy that stigmatises sex workers
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Adult film star James Deen promotes sexual health in speech at UW-Madison : Daily-cardinal

Adult film star James Deen promotes sexual health in speech at UW-Madison : Daily-cardinal | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Adult film star James Deen gave the keynote speech of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Sexual Health Fest at Sterling Hall Thursday night in an event sponsored by student organization Sex Out Loud.

 

Deen, who described himself as “introverted” and “socially awkward,” answered questions from the audience and a panel of Sex Out Loud members about topics ranging from his own experience learning about sex at age five to his advocacy for safer sex and condom use.

 

Deen entered the adult film industry when he was 18 and said he has since starred in over 4,000 pornographic films. He has also directed and produced pornography since he was 19. He said he has dreamed of being a porn star for as long as he can remember and wants to have a meaningful career, one that can “de-shame sexuality” and “push borders.”

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Anti-Prostitution Pledge Heads to Supreme Court | The Nation

Anti-Prostitution Pledge Heads to Supreme Court | The Nation | Sex Work | Scoop.it

On Monday, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case that will decide if recipients of government aid can be forced to oppose prostitution – or potentially any other issue as a contingency of receiving U.S. funds. The case, Alliance for Open Society International v United States Agency for International Development, arises from a controversial policy governing AIDS education, prevention, and treatment, a decade-long fight that's crossed political lines and was kicked off by Rep. Chris Smith as part of a larger conservative attempt to undermine reproductive and sexual health care. With HIV and AIDS projects facing closure if they don't adopt the government's position on sex work, it's sex workers who are paying the ultimate price.

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Law enforcement shifts focus in battle on prostitution crimes in Lynn

Law enforcement shifts focus in battle on prostitution crimes in Lynn | Sex Work | Scoop.it

“When I see the prostitution arrests, it tells me how bad the heroin problem is in the city,” Lynn Police Lt. Peter Holey said last week. “When I see the arrests of the johns, I see there are a lot of men who are willing to take advantage of the women’s addictions for their gratification.”

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An analysis of the implementation of PEPFAR’s anti-prostitution pledge and its implications for successful HIV prevention among organizations working with sex workers

An analysis of the implementation of PEPFAR’s anti-prostitution pledge and its implications for successful HIV prevention among organizations working with sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Clearly within policy arenas there are mixed perspectives on the impacts of the PEPFAR restrictions with regards to sex work. However, real world prevention care and treatment of HIV and AIDS for sex workers does not occur in policy arenas but rather on the ground, in venues and avenues far removed from policy discourse. Meanwhile, although policymakers reflect on the intent or the outcome of the pledge, on the ground the policy has and may continue to have consequences. As a result of the pledge, in many instances information sharing about successful programming with sex workers has nearly ceased. Sex work programming has become a taboo topic; organizations that receive other funding are likely to be interested in or to seek US government contracts and funds. Others with specific missions have reigned in all activities unrelated or tangentially related to their missions; this has affected many sex work projects the world over. The anti-prostitution pledge has prevented the sharing of information about successful programming and prevented scaling up successful operations.

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I want to hire a sex worker to help my mentally ill brother

I want to hire a sex worker to help my mentally ill brother | Sex Work | Scoop.it

So hire a sex worker for your brother, SIS, if you think it will help—even if it just eliminates an excuse that’s blocking his progress—and there’s no need to drive to Nevada. Siouxsie suggests you look for an “experienced” (read: somewhat older) escort with an online presence in your area. A sex worker who’s over 25 or 30 and maintains her own website—and has write-ups on escort review sites—is not just far less likely to be trafficked or exploited, she’s far more likely to be experienced and patient. She may even have worked with men like your brother before.

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Malaysia condom maker mixes business and pleasure

Malaysia condom maker mixes business and pleasure | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Industry estimates project a global condom market worth $6 billion in 2015, or some 27 billion condoms, compared to 20 billion in 2012.

 

Carex - the brand name of Karex condoms - holds about 15 percent of the global condom market, according to sector analysts.

 

Other leading brands Durex, marketed by Britain's Reckitt Benckiser group, and Trojan, owned by the US firm Church & Dwight, make up roughly a combined 25 percent.

 

-- 'Recession-proof industry' --

 

"It is a recession-proof industry. With growth rates of about eight percent annually, it is here to stay," said Goh, who has a quick smile and gives off a boyish enthusiasm.

 

About half of Karex's output goes to bulk purchases by governments or international agencies' safe-sex drives, mainly the UN Population Fund and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

China is a key growth market, as anti-HIV efforts there have accelerated in line with loosening attitudes towards sex.

 

A Chinese business website in 2011 quoted a former top family planning official as saying 1.1 billion condoms were provided free to users by the government every year.

 

But religious and social taboos are also slowly being set aside elsewhere in Asia, said Goh.

 

The largely Catholic Philippines, for example, passed a law in January requiring government health centres to supply free condoms and birth control pills, and mandating sex education in schools.

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I hired a sex worker for my 93-year-old father

I hired a sex worker for my 93-year-old father | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I hired a sex worker for my late 93-year-old father. He had dementia and lived in a nursing home when he said to me, “You’ll need to find me a woman”.
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Scarlet Road: A Sex Worker's Journey

Scarlet Road: A Sex Worker's Journey | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression, Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton specializes in a long overlooked clientele— people with disabilities. Working in New South Wales—where prostitution is legal— Rachel’s philosophy is that human touch and sexual intimacy can be the most therapeutic aspects to our existence. Indeed, she is making a dramatic impact on the lives of her customers, many of whom are confined to wheelchairs or cannot speak or move unaided.

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“We have the right not to b ‘rescued’...”: When Anti-Trafficking Programmes Undermine the Health an Well-Being of Sex Workers (pdf)

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The paper begins with an overview of the anti-trafficking

movement emerging out of the United States. This U.S. based anti-trafficking movement works in partnership with domestic Indian anti-trafficking organisations to raid brothels to “rescue and rehabilitate”sex workers. Contrary to the purported goal of assisting women, theanti-trafficking projects that employ a raid, rescue, and rehabilitatemodel often undermine HIV projects at the local level, in turn causingharm to women and girls. We examine the experience of one peereducator in Sangli to demonstrate and highlight some of the negativeconsequences of these anti-trafficking efforts on HIV preventionprogrammes.
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Activists press for decriminalization of sex work

Activists press for decriminalization of sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A 2012 report released jointly by the UN Development Program (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNAIDS pressed for the decriminalization of sex work in many countries so that HIV prevention and treatment programs reach sex workers more effectively.

 

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Call to include sex work in the National Disability Insurance Scheme bill

Call to include sex work in the National Disability Insurance Scheme bill | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A Canberra man with cerebral palsy wants the services of sex workers to be considered a legitimate need for people with disabilities in the NDIS bill.

 

...He calls for the bill to address the emotional needs of disabled people, which includes their sex life.

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It's really just common sense when you consider the facts.

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Sex Workers Get Raped Too, But Resources To Help Them Can Be Hard To Find

Sex Workers Get Raped Too, But Resources To Help Them Can Be Hard To Find | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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