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Melissa Gira Grant on Amnesty International’s vote to decriminalize sex work

The Human Rights NGO Amnesty International cast a historic vote to decriminalize sex work on Tuesday. I spoke to Melissa Gira Grant, author of the book Playing the Whore,  about what this really means and the connection between Black Lives Matter and sex work.

The Human Rights NGO Amnesty International cast a historic vote to decriminalize sex work on Tuesday. I spoke to Melissa Gira Grant, author of the book Playing the Whore,  about what this really means ...

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Stay in your lane: We don’t need rich white actresses’ comments on sex work

A group of rich and famous white actress/feminists who have probably never in their life traded sex or experienced criminalization have added their rich and famous names onto a letter condemning a proposal from Amnesty International to adopt a position to support the decriminalization of sex work. 

A group of rich and famous white actress/feminists who have probably never in their life traded sex or experienced criminalization have added their rich and famous names onto a letter condemning a proposal from Amnesty ...

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Elaine Noble & Kathy Kozachenko: the first openly LGBT people to be elected

Elaine Noble and Kathy Kozachenko should be household names. They should be just as lauded within LGBT communities as Rosa Parks is within Black communities, but unfortunately many people don’t have any idea who they are, or what they contributed to history.

Elaine Noble and Kathy Kozachenko should be household names. They should be just as lauded within LGBT communities as Rosa Parks is within Black communities, but unfortunately many people don’t have any idea who they are, or ...

Texas GOP endorses harmful ex-gay conversion therapy

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that a party which is opposed to science and so in favor of legislating (so-called) morality is promoting ex-gay conversion therapy, also known as “reparative therapy.” This weekend, 7,000 delegates at the Texas GOP Convention at the Forth Worth Convention Center ratified a platform which recognized the “legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle.”

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that a party which is opposed to science and so in favor of legislating (so-called) morality is promoting ex-gay conversion therapy, also known as “reparative therapy.” This weekend, 7,000 delegates at ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

A more diverse medical profession means better care for a diverse America.

Five years after Dr. Tiller’s murder, abortion clinics remain at risk.

The price of a sex-slave rescue fantasy.

Are you shocked?  Google is overwhelmingly white and male.

A more diverse medical profession means better care for a diverse America.

Five years after Dr. Tiller’s murder, abortion clinics remain at risk.

The price of a sex-slave rescue fantasy.

Are you shocked?  Google ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Misogyny kills.

Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism.

Elliott Rodger was influenced by MRAs.

News media: don’t gloss over the misogyny and sexual entitlement behind the mass shooting. 

Misogyny kills.

Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism.

Elliott Rodger was influenced by MRAs.

News media: don’t gloss over the misogyny and sexual entitlement behind the mass shooting. 

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