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FOSTA: The New Nightmare For Sex Workers And The People Who Love Them

FOSTA isn't actually about making it harder to engage in sex trafficking — it's about making it easier to target and punish sex workers. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.6.18   |   SHARE
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A 23-Year-Old Woman From Wisconsin Is Auctioning Her Virginity And I Am Here For It

Bailey Gibson is untouched and has the doctor’s note to prove it. And yes, she’s auctioning her virginity to the highest bidder. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   02.14.18   |   SHARE
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Sex trafficking victims matter, but there are countless sex workers across the spectrum who wouldn’t describe themselves as victims of sex trafficking. They matter, too.

4 Things To Know About Human Trafficking

Want to work responsibly on the issue of sex trafficking? Here’s some of what you should know. Read...
Melissa Petro    |   02.3.17   |   SHARE
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Sex Workers Take Back Their Own Narrative In The Red Umbrella Diaries

Audacia Ray runs a nonprofit called the Red Umbrella Project, and has been arranging storytelling events by sex workers, publishing several literary Read...
Lily O'Delia    |   11.12.15   |   SHARE
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Many sex workers seek protection, not the eradication of their industry.

Amnesty International And The Decriminalization Of Consenting Sex Work

"He had no intention of being a client, though. He’d come to rape me, and he said that if I screamed or struggled he would tell the police and the Read...
Tara Burns    |   08.7.15   |   SHARE
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Ravish Me This . . . Top 5 Reads Of The Week

Trolling, sex work, and sexism in the illustration industry. Read all about it! Read...
Kelley Calkins   |   03.21.15   |   SHARE
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The Violent Threat Police Pose To Brazilian Sex Workers

“There are no human rights for prostitutes. They don't recognize us as humans." Read...
Nicole Froio    |   03.18.15   |   SHARE
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For Anti-Sex Work Writers, Sex Sells 

Hating sex workers—and treating them as things—can get you money. Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   03.17.15   |   SHARE
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