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About sex work and help for sex workers, which includes escorts, professional service providers, erotica authors, phone sex operators, adult bloggers, etc. http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/
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The 2014 Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards Nominations

The 2014 Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards Nominations | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This year’s nominees list once again showcases erotic entertainment that is smart, sexy, and appreciates viewers looking for hot feminist films. In addition to featuring just under 50 nominations, the 2014 nominee list includes 10 nominated websites.
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Why Do (Some) Feminists Struggle With The Notion Of Sex Work?

Why Do (Some) Feminists Struggle With The Notion Of Sex Work? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Certainly not all feminists embrace sex work, but the issue is very much one of feminism. Recently, I found this conversation at Tumblr which illustrates a classic feminist conversation about sex work.

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Since both parties confessed to appreciating education, I schooled them.

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The War on Sex Workers - Reason.com

The War on Sex Workers - Reason.com | Sex Work | Scoop.it
An unholy alliance of feminists, cops, and conservatives hurts women in the name of defending their rights.
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Sex sells and women-to-go. No wonder women are still not really seen as equals.
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Meet Aparna, Mumbai's Teenage Sex Educator

Meet Aparna, Mumbai's Teenage Sex Educator | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"The 16-year old daughter of a sex worker offers frank advice to underprivileged girls." In India Ink, New York Times


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Infantalizing Women in the Name of Feminism (Sex Work Discussion)

Infantalizing Women in the Name of Feminism (Sex Work Discussion) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Feminists take issue with infantilizing women, so why do some still treat adult women like they can't make their own choices?
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Feminist Porn Hits The Mainstream Industry - And Makes People Uncomfortable

Feminist Porn Hits The Mainstream Industry - And Makes People Uncomfortable | Sex Work | Scoop.it
At AVN, a mainstream director said feminist porn made her uncomfortable. The industry is taking notice of feminism and they don't like being criticized...

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Prostitution Cannot Be Squared with Human Rights or the Equality of Women

Prostitution Cannot Be Squared with Human Rights or the Equality of Women | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Prostitution exists because inequality exists.   At the same time, prostitution embeds into society the very inequality it feeds on; thus perpetuating the subordination of women. 

 

For prostitution to exist as a monetary exchange, women must be commodified as products in the stream of commerce.  In commercial terms, I have a problem with both supply (too many women live in poverty) and demand (too many men believe they have a right to sexual access).  Both facts require that women be subordinate.  That is why the radical feminist position on prostitution is abolition.  Abolition is the only way to address the root cause of prostitution i.e. personal and structural inequality.  We must both improve the lives of women around the world so that they can truly exercise choice and independence and teach men to understand that sexual access is not a right.

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Just Don’t Call It Slut-Shaming: A Feminist Guide to Silencing Sex Workers

Just Don’t Call It Slut-Shaming: A Feminist Guide to Silencing Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The feminist movement really is in a pickle these days. It used to be a given that things like prostitution, pornography and stripping were bad, but nowadays there’s some resistance to these time-honoured notions. Women are increasingly coming out as sex workers and demanding rights. As feminists seek to shut down strip bars and criminalise clients, those women are complaining not just that they’ll lose their livelihood, but that they’ll be at increased risk of abuse and violence if their industries go underground! You can’t let such trivial concerns get in the way of your crusade, so below are some handy tips for discrediting these pesky meddlers.

Remember: being an actual sex worker doesn’t entitle her to speak about sex work!...


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More Sex Trafficking Myth-Information | Cult of Gracie

More Sex Trafficking Myth-Information | Cult of Gracie | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The inaccurate attack to address sex trafficking.

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Femmedia - Feminism, games, roleplay and smut

All sorts of goodies here; bookmark it, folks. Covers sex work positively!

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