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Red Umbrella Project

Red Umbrella Project | Sex Work | Scoop.it

We amplify voices of people in the sex trades through media, storytelling, & advocacy trainings; monthly NYC storytelling events; campaigns for human rights.

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Red-Blooded Thing: Bad Brothel Business!

Red-Blooded Thing: Bad Brothel Business! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The internet: is there anything it can't ruin? First, Craigslist destroys the newspaper; ebooks are destroying publishing; and, most heinous of all, internet porn is destroying the legal Nevada brothel business. Well, technically the economy is causing the problem, but it's much easier to blame the internet, what with its free nude photos and easy access.

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Will California criminalize revenge porn?

Will California criminalize revenge porn? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A new bill seeks to do just that -- but activists say it introduces a whole lot of problems
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MPS Store Changes

MPS Store Changes | Sex Work | Scoop.it

This means that we are no longer allowed to sell our email addresses to clients. Which is more than a bit disappointing, as email contact is often faster — both for those of us with multiple phone sex operator accounts and for callers who are using their mobile phones to quickly and privately schedule a call. (Not to mention, the purchasing of an email address quite often is the mark of a good phone sex client, for the purchase usually means they are serious about continuing to pay for your services and are not going to attempt to harass you for free email exchanges, etc.)

 

While this loss in efficiency (and client screening) is, like the recent loss of selling tangible items at MPS, admittedly painful, there is good news.

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Theatre Thursdays: Sex Work as Portrayed in Musicals

Theatre Thursdays: Sex Work as Portrayed in Musicals | Sex Work | Scoop.it

We at Lady Geek Girl and Friends are ardent supporters of sex workers’ rights and sex positivity. Because of this, we find the portrayal of sex workers in musicals, well, troubling at best. As with many other forms of media, prostitution is shown as pretty much the lowest possible rung a woman can reach. Sometimes it’s used as a code word that means ‘she has a tragic backstory’; sometimes it’s used to show just how low she has been brought. Either way, if you’re a sex worker in a musical, odds are you’re gonna have a bad time.

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So you think you know what a sex worker looks like?

So you think you know what a sex worker looks like? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

[M]ostly, sex workers look like any ordinary joe, cellulite, disproportionate bodies, a range of colour, caste, social background, political intent. A range of reasons. A range of experiences.

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Speakeasy video too

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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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UK sex-workers hit hard by recession - Boing Boing

UK sex-workers hit hard by recession - Boing Boing | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Economist claims that prostitution in the UK has been hard-hit by the down economy, with men treating sex-for-money as a luxury lacking precedence behind rent, petrol and energy bills. At the same time, more women ...

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A repeat of earlier news I Scooped, but interesting nevertheless

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NiteFlirt Policy Changes (Or, Where Is My Favorite Phone Sex Operator At NiteFlirt?)

NiteFlirt Policy Changes (Or, Where Is My Favorite Phone Sex Operator At NiteFlirt?) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
On the morning of 08-14-2013, NiteFlirt's Erin" posted the following in the NF Forum: We regret that we will no longer support StatCounter on Flirt Profiles, listings, and NF Mail, and it will now ...
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More problems at NiteFlirt...

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Tips for helping callers undstand & deal with the issus at NiteFlirt

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references to body parts: frequency analysis

references to body parts: frequency analysis | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I'm still celebrating 400 posts and 2 years of blogging. Yay me! (I'm allowed to celebrate, dammit. It's my blog.) Anyway, in figuring out my word count over
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Sex blogger "Dumb Domme" tracks her word usage. One part amusing; one part insightful... What might your blog say about you? Is it what you want to sell?

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Breast squeeze, UFO phone sex to highlight porn channel charity drive

Breast squeeze, UFO phone sex to highlight porn channel charity drive | Sex Work | Scoop.it

[P]orn starlets Kaede Ohshiro (@ohshirokaede) and Chiharu Nakai (@nakai_chiharu) will seek out extraterrestrial life by offering phone sex sessions to anyone listening in outer space.

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In origin as well as in consequence, Sweden’s landmark legislation—pushed through Parliament with great fanfare by feminist Social Democratic politicians—has had as much to do with the symbolic...

In origin as well as in consequence, Sweden’s landmark legislation—pushed through Parliament with great fanfare by feminist Social Democratic politicians—has had as much to do with the symbolic... | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Bernstein, Temporarily Yours, Intimacy, Authenticity and the Commerce of Sex, The University of Chicago, 2007, p. 149-151

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Prostitution poses valid claims: Sex work is legitimate work

Prostitution poses valid claims: Sex work is legitimate work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

There is also a great deal of hypocrisy when it comes to the laws of prostitution. Consider this situation: A man pays a woman $500 to have sex with him. This would be deemed illegal in the United States. But now suppose he still pays her $500 to have sex with him, but sets up a camera, films the act and then posts the video on the Internet. This is entirely legal — in fact, he is an entrepreneur in the $3.9 billion pornography industry.

 

Or, consider another example from the modern dating scene: Suppose a man isn’t looking for a girlfriend, a friend or any sort of company for that matter. He simply wants someone to have sex with without forming a connection or attachment. What does he do? The man will likely meet an attractive, but perhaps vulnerable woman and convince her he is interested, lie to her and take her out to dinner a couple of times. But once he finally gets her into bed, he never calls her again. This leaves the woman feeling used and hurt. In effect, the woman has been exploited, as she decided to have sex for a man who left her with the false promise of a relationship. At least a prostitute is fully aware of what she is getting herself into.

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Incredible photos of exotic dancers from the 1890s - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Incredible photos of exotic dancers from the 1890s - Lost At E Minor: For creative people | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Charles McClaghy Collection has released this intriguing selection of images of female exotic dancers from the 1890s, which shows just how different ou
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The sex worker stigma: How the law perpetuates our hatred (and fear) of prostitutes

The sex worker stigma: How the law perpetuates our hatred (and fear) of prostitutes | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Our society turns a blind eye to the murder of sex workers, deeming them less than human. Why is that?

 

...Twenty years ago I first asked two questions that continue to unsettle me today. The first is answerable: What does a woman who sells sex accomplish that leads to her being treated as fallen, beyond the pale, incapable of speaking for herself, discountable if she does speak, invisible as a member of society? The answer is she carries a stigma. The second question is a corollary: Why do most public conversations focus on laws and regulations aimed at controlling these stigmatized women rather than recognizing their agency? To that the answer is not so straightforward.

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How To Look Good On a Webcam

How To Look Good On a Webcam | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Here’s a little something many of us dread – webcam meetings. It’s one thing to chat with friends and family using Skype or Google Hangouts, but it’s another thing completely to try to look good and maintain a professional image for a webcam meeting.

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Good article. Thanks for sharing, Nik!
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Well worth helping students work on this as it will become increasingly important as more and more work is done this way.

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Sex Workers vs. Spitzer

Sex Workers vs. Spitzer | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The former "Love Guv" is back in the public eye and calling himself a feminist, but the anti-prostitution measures he signed into law make life more dangerous for women in the sex trade.
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The Secret World of the Student Sex Worker

The Secret World of the Student Sex Worker | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"While there may always have been some incidental student presence in the industry... there can be little doubt that the growing impoverishment of the student population has [coincided] with a growth in the number of student sex workers."

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Nicaragua sex workers open office to defend rights

Nicaragua sex workers open office to defend rights | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Nicaraguan sex workers have for the first time set up an office to assist in protection from abuse, violence and discrimination.

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Salvation Army project raising funds for ‘undercover’ documentary on sex workers

Salvation Army project raising funds for ‘undercover’ documentary on sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A new documentary project raising funds online has drawn criticism from sex workers and sex work advocates for allegedly filming women employed in those trades without their consent.

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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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Developing Sex Worker Led Research

Developing Sex Worker Led Research | Sex Work | Scoop.it

For those that saw me at the conference, you most likely were handed a card about my new project, AIT Research, which has been about 2 years in the making and has finally come to fruition. This was originally a partnership between myself and a few activist friends who wanted to develop our own nationwide research survey on human trafficking in the sex trades. Since then, one of our original partners has dropped out of the project, but along with SWOP-Michigan’s Crysta Heart, we’ve created a platform to promote and develop sex worker led research that we hope will uncover some “truths” about our industry, as opposed to much of the biased research about the industry that comes from outsiders.

 

Our first AIT research project, The Erotic Labor Market Survey, or “ELMS” focuses on human trafficking in the various erotic labor/sex industries and was launched last week. With this survey, we hope to gain more accurate stats on how often trafficking occurs in the industry and whether or not workers, clients, and staff of industry establishments are properly educated on how to respond to trafficking situations when they are confronted with them. This project was our own direct response to the trafficking PSA that we created in 2012. One of the conversations that came out the the writing process of that video was that we create a survey for not just sex workers, but for clients and other industry personnel (staff at strip clubs/escort services/porn companies, etc.) on whether or not the can identify a trafficking victim and how they would respond if they did come across one. As we stated in that video, WE are the ones most likely to come into contact with individuals in coercive situations, yet because of the wall between us and most anti-trafficking organizations and efforts, there is little knowledge and education being done about what to do about it.

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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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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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