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Sheriff to staff: Stop arresting children on prostitution charges, stop saying 'child prostitute'

Sheriff to staff: Stop arresting children on prostitution charges, stop saying 'child prostitute' | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Wednesday that his department will immediately stop arresting children on prostitution charges.


"They are child victims and survivors of rape," McDonnell wrote in a letter to his employees. "We must remember that children cannot consent to sex under any circumstance."


Changing the way such children are viewed, from suspect to victim, falls in tandem with a national trend in recent years and marks a "major shift from where all of us in policing had been throughout history," McDonnell said during a news conference Wednesday.


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Also should just stop using the word "prostitute" altogether. 

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I've Been a Prostitute for Almost Ten Years, And I Wish I'd Never Started It

I've Been a Prostitute for Almost Ten Years, And I Wish I'd Never Started It | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I am embarrassed to be a sex worker, even though I like my job, I’m good at it, and I’ve made exceptional progress in my career over the past few years.
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The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years)

The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In January, National Trafficking Awareness Month prompted me to hunt for one of the many books in my sex work history collection which would illustrate that it's the same old story ~ and worse, the...
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Otherwise known as The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years); history, repeating itself, culture, news...

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Comparing a 70's pulp to today...

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Prostitution: Fact & Fiction

Prostitution: Fact & Fiction | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The following is taken from a press release received today from the English Collective of Prostitutes. Increasingly, sex workers are being presented as victims who have no control over their lives, and thus the state is urged to step in and “rescue” them – which in practise, means arresting them and preventing them working, publishing their photos in the press to shame them, and deporting them if they are illegal immigrants.

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France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First World War

France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First World War | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Prostitution and war often go hand-in-hand. But this is perhaps most true of the First World War, where even the French government played a part in the sex industry – a legacy that continued almost to up to today.
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Nevada’s Brothels: Legalization Serves The Man

Nevada’s Brothels: Legalization Serves The Man | Sex Work | Scoop.it
One of the many questions OkCupid users can answer to determine compatibility with potential mates is “Should prostitution be legal?” The answer options are: Yes, absolutely Yes, only if it were regulated I don’t think so ABSOLUTELY NOT (emphasis theirs) In my four years of using the site, I’ve noticed that those who choose answer…
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Servant of God, or Prostitute?

Servant of God, or Prostitute? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The Devadasi, a centuries-old caste of sacred temple priestesses, struggles to have it's own renaissance. One woman leads the way...

 

The origins of the practice are often disputed, but historians agree that in India by the 10th century this caste of sacred temple servants enjoyed great wealth & property as signs of respect & clout.

 

Considered married to the Hindu deities, the Devadasi were talented dancers, singers & even viewed as political advisors. At the core of Devadasi faith is the belief all men are incarnations of the male deities & so in addition to performing sacred temple ceremonies, Devadasis offered sexual services. In the act of making love, a man & a Devadasi enact the sacred marriage of god & goddess which therefore allows them to become divine themselves.

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Zhang Ziyi Reaches Settlement Regarding Libelous $100 Million Prostitution Claims

Zhang Ziyi Reaches Settlement Regarding Libelous $100 Million Prostitution Claims | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Zhang Ziyi has finally settled her legal case against a U.S. media website that accused her of prostitution.

 

The Beijing-born Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress reached an undisclosed agreement with Boxun News, who Ziyi sued last year for publishing libelous reports claiming she was paid up to $100 million to have sex with Chinese government officials

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Although ther is a long history linking prositution and acting... See here: http://sco.lt/9IOAPh

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Why Not to Date a Prostitute – Sex in Costa Rica

Why Not to Date a Prostitute – Sex in Costa Rica | Sex Work | Scoop.it

After we published an article a few days ago entitled “Sex in CR & 10 Benefits of Dating a Prostitute“. It hit a nerve with many readers and although the benefits at the end were meant as pretty much a joke we had some responses to the article including the one below.  We will always try to allow other views and wanted to  run this as seen in the eyes of one of our readers.

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Zurich ‘sex boxes’ hailed a success

Zurich ‘sex boxes’ hailed a success | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Switzerland's first drive-in "sex boxes", which opened in Zurich to tackle illegal prostitution, are being hailed a success by officials.
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Thai anti-trafficking measures prove controversial

Thai anti-trafficking measures prove controversial | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Local authorities and American Evangelicals are currently working on reduction of sex trafficking in Thailand. But, some sex industry workers say they haven't been trafficked, and are calling for a stop to the measures.

 

...But while Thai law enforcement authorities are trying to meet this quota by pulling sex workers out of brothels, there is little evidence to suggest that the sex workers they are rescuing are actually victims of trafficking.

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Victorian Era Prostitutes - Curious History

Victorian Era Prostitutes - Curious History | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Victorian-Era Prostitutes
‘Graben’ nymphs: Viennese prostitutes posing. Carte-de-visite-photography. About 1865.
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Putes en lutte / Whores Fight back

Le 1er et 2 Juin 2013, le STRASS organisait les rencontres nationales des travailleurSEs du sexe.

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In French, with Engish subtitles (which do have mistakes); but you will be able to follow along easily.

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My Way News - Zurich begins experiment with drive-in 'sex boxes'

My Way News - Zurich begins experiment with drive-in 'sex boxes' | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Zurich begins experiment with drive-in 'sex boxes'

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"The publicly funded facilities - open all night and located away from the city center - include bathrooms, lockers, small cafe tables and a laundry and shower. Men won't have to worry about video surveillance cameras, but the sex workers - who will need a permit and pay a small tax - will be provided with a panic button and on-site social workers trained to look after them."

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The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland

The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland (Contemporary Sociological Perspectives) - Kindle edition by Barbara G. Brents, Crystal A. Jackson, Kathryn Hausbeck.
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Toronto Police look to 72-year-old's work in sex trade for possible suspect

Toronto Police look to 72-year-old's work in sex trade for possible suspect | Sex Work | Scoop.it

She was known to her friends as the go-to person to prepare their income taxes. But 72-year-old Janina Wrigglesworth also had another occupation that involved an entirely different set of clientele.

 

Even in the months before she was killed, Wrigglesworth was involved in the sex industry, known to her customers by several names. One man knew her as Linda. A classified advertisement for massage services, posted in April of this year, carried her phone number and identified her as Diana.

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This just makes me ache too:

 

A man who saw her regularly over the past year after finding her number in a classified ad, came to her apartment Tuesday, only to discover she had died.

“I used to call her and say I wanted to see her and she said, ‘Okay, come here, no problem.’ She would talk to me,” said the 72-year-old man, who declined to give his name because he didn’t want his family to know he’d been there.

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Selling sex doesn't make you an unfit parent

Selling sex doesn't make you an unfit parent | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"It's absurd that sex workers don't have more protection, and their reputation suffers from the victimization. Jasmine suffered from the reputation and from someone spreading lies about her," explained Jacobsson, who had professional ties with Jasmine through Rose Alliance, where the mother of two was a board member.

Jasmine told her colleagues in the Rose Alliance that the district court took away her children because she "romanticized sex work" and that it deemed her an unfit parent. Social services received a tip-off suggesting the she was using drugs and drinking in front of her children. There were even suggestions that the 27-year-old was working from home, Jacobsson told The Local.

"This couldn't be further from the truth. For one thing, she hardly touched alcohol, but also, she was an upper-class sex worker. She would be coming into Stockholm from Västerås to luxury hotels, just once or twice a week, for a fee of around 4,000 kronor ($610) per hour," she added.

"She was doing it all for her kids. And she enjoyed doing it. You tell me another job where a mother can earn 6,000 or 7,000 kronor a week and still remain a stay-at-home mum."

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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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An intelligent & pragmatic discussion about the sex industry in terms of society & public policy.

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Your Crash Course on Nevada's Brothels

Your Crash Course on Nevada's Brothels | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Here is your crash course on the Nevada brothel scene.
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Eight tips.

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Activists Block Atlanta Prostitution Banishment Plan, Propose Alternatives

Activists Block Atlanta Prostitution Banishment Plan, Propose Alternatives | Sex Work | Scoop.it

(APN) ATLANTA -- After opposition from progressive activists, Mayor Kasim Reed agreed to pull a proposal to banish prostitutes from certain parts of the City of Atlanta, known as the Stay Out of Areas of Prostitution (SOAP) ordinance.

 

Now, a work group of stakeholders including a contingent of activists, convened by the City of Atlanta, is holding meetings to discuss various alternatives to banishment that would address prostitution in Atlanta.

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Prada prostitutes

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It is time for a grown-up debate about sexuality, says Howard Jacobson, winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize. Memoirs by high-class hookers may be cartoonish, but no less so than accounts that cast prostitutes as victims of rapacious male sexuality

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A flashback piece, marking the high mark of prostitution in books & high society.

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Escorts Dictionary

Agency (or Service) A company that advertises, usually on the streets of Las Vegas by way of guys handing out cards, using billboard trucks, and handing out magazines that provide girls to be sent ...
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PHALLACY: The myth that prostitutes are 'used' by men

PHALLACY: The myth that prostitutes are 'used' by men | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The idea that sex workers are ‘used’ or that their bodies are commodities is a fallacy. But many feminists use this argument to claim that sex work is degrading, anti feminist, commodifies women or is harmful to them. Moralists (who are sometimes indistinguishable from the radical feminists) use the argument to justify looking down on sex workers or pitying them because they’re “degraded”. The radfem myths of ‘false consciousness’ and sexworkers’ lack of agency are also  heavily dependent on seeing them as used bodies, as sex slaves.

 

But if you think that sex workers are used by clients, that idea is actually made up of several patriarchal ideas about gender and gender rules.

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Laura Brown's comment, June 24, 2013 10:37 AM
If a woman feels used after sex, she feels used. If a man feels he is using women then that is how he feels. I don't think anyone has the right to negate their feelings based on some other political or social agenda. I have felt used by men before and it makes me angry, still.
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Brothel madam faces jail | UK | News | Daily Express

Brothel madam faces jail | UK | News | Daily Express | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A BUSINESSWOMAN who went on a £461,000 spending spree is facing jail after being convicted of running a lucrative prostitution racket.
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I love this quote: Stunned detectives found credit card records detailing how she bought luxury items from Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton and Mulberry.

 

Why would detectives be "stunned" that sex work is profitable?

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Harlotry: Men Who Pay For Sex Shouldn’t Be Punished With Public Humiliation

Harlotry: Men Who Pay For Sex Shouldn’t Be Punished With Public Humiliation | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Nassau County is publicly shaming men caught paying for sex–with an online database of their mugshots. This doesn’t solve anything or make sex work safer.

 

...I also have a lot of feelings about the use of the word “John” for clients, and the general dehumanizing attitude people have when they talk about men who buy sexual services.

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