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Playmates Not Hookers!

Playmates Not Hookers! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The line between "porn star" and "prostitute" is actually less blurry than you think, and Playboy would like to keep it that way. Not that Playboy wants to call their Playmates 'porn stars', either, but...

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Ottawa must view sex work through a bigger lens

Ottawa must view sex work through a bigger lens | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A law based on a questionable response to power imbalances between men and women risks harming groups that aren’t its target
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Spain's first bondage hotel tied up by red tape

Spain's first bondage hotel tied up by red tape | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Plans to open Spain’s first bondage hotel – inspired by the book Fifty Shades of Grey – have been delayed following objections from locals
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Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me?

Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The social network isn’t impressed. Maybe it’s the shock of seeing your bubble butt popping out of skimpy bikini. Or maybe it’s just because you’re a porn star.
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In Defense of Johns

In Defense of Johns | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I'm not ashamed to pay for sex—and other men shouldn't be either
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This is brilliant! (Save for the sex addiction thing; I'm not a fan of that excuse.)

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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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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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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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Dr. Kennedy Summers!

Dr. Kennedy Summers! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Kennedy Summers is just doing adult photos to pay her way to college...well, more than that: she's on her way to being a Doctor, and being Playmate of the Year 2014 might pay for a book or two. The link I put below is two non-porn-stars commenting on what they think about an adult model being a doctor and whether people will take her seriously. First: this isn't like becoming a Fox News commentator; becoming a doctor requires a fuckton of studying and passing tests...

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Will johns become the new “fags”?

Will johns become the new “fags”? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
While Toronto celebrates Pride beauty, the feds get busy unleashing a new moral panic
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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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[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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Why a Bollywood actress doing sex work is none of our business

Why a Bollywood actress doing sex work is none of our business | Sex Work | Scoop.it

There is something unethical and pornographic about the way the media announced the arrest of a young National-Award-winning actress for prostitution this week. The media was mean-spirited when it divulged racy details about the way the West Zone police (presumably from Mumbai as the 23-year-old actress lives in the city, according to sketchy media reports) along with Hyderabad police, swooped into a Banjara Hills hotel to arrest the actress and her "pimp" after setting up a decoy client.

The media didn’t care to conceal the name of the actress and but lasciviously disclosed every possible detail about her. This despite the fact that the law clearly says that the practice of selling one’s own sexual service is permissible, that sexual activity in exchange for a fee, between two consenting adults and in private is not a crime.

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What everyone gets wrong about sex work

What everyone gets wrong about sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

When talking about sex work, media and the public tend to focus on the "sex" rather than the "work."


Melissa Gira Grant aims to change that conversation with her recent book

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Christy Mack's Assault Exposes Misogyny, Victim-Blaming, & Sex Worker Shaming

Christy Mack's Assault Exposes Misogyny, Victim-Blaming, & Sex Worker Shaming | Sex Work | Scoop.it
By now you've probably hear about the brutal attack on sex worker Christy Mack alleged to be the work of her ex-boyfriend, Jon Paul Koppenhaver aka War Machine. The model and adult porn star releas...
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A personal choice: The internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer. Governments should stop trying to ban it

A personal choice: The internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer. Governments should stop trying to ban it | Sex Work | Scoop.it
STREET-WALKERS; kerb-crawlers; phone booths plastered with pictures of breasts and buttocks: the sheer seediness of prostitution is just one reason governments have...
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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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TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, July 23, 5:31 PM

This video is almost a half hour long. However, Maggie McNeill, a former sex worker turned blogger/activist gives us a lot of insight into the sex industry around the globe. 


If you're interested to know how many organizations including governments handle the enforcement of prostitution laws and trafficking issues... it's worth a look.

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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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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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Whose RedBook? Why Everyone Should be Concerned By the Seizure of MyRedBook.Com

Whose RedBook? Why Everyone Should be Concerned By the Seizure of MyRedBook.Com | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Last week, an online community for sex workers disappeared from the Internet. Visit SFRedbook.com, MyPinkBook.com, or MyRedBook.com right now, and you’ll only find the seals of the law enforcement agencies—the FBI, the DOJ, and the IRS—that seized the sites as part of a prostitution and money laundering investigation.
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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.

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malek's curator insight, July 2, 7:12 AM

Confusion!

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

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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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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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TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, June 19, 11:13 AM

This is one of the many reasons PayPal Sucks!!!