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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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Instead of trolling a lion hunter, we should #SayHerName

The recent social media onslaught against a feckless lion-killing Minnesota dentist tells us a lot about the nature — and uselessness — of online outrage, especially when directed at a single target. 

The recent social media onslaught against a feckless lion-killing Minnesota dentist tells us a lot about the nature — and uselessness — of online outrage, especially when directed at a single target. 

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When you’re weary and tired

I have to confess: I have tried my best to stay as far away as possible from the Sandra Bland story. I haven’t read any articles.

I have to confess: I have tried my best to stay as far away as possible from the Sandra Bland story. I haven’t read any articles.

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Removing the Mask: Ferguson Organizers Expose Veiled Profit in St. Louis

Every year, the St. Louis political and business elite gather to present their daughters to society at the annual Veiled Prophet Ball.

This past winter’s ball — held just months after the murder of Michael Brown — was no different.

Every year, the St. Louis political and business elite gather to present their daughters to society at the annual Veiled Prophet Ball.

This past winter’s ball — held just months after the murder of Michael Brown — was ...

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Why sharing the McKinney video is “exposing” racism at the expense of Black women

The video of a McKinney police officer assaulting a 14-year-old Black girl has had millions of views, hundreds of thousands of shares, and its screenshots have formed the backdrop of most articles I have seen online since.

The video of a McKinney police officer assaulting a 14-year-old Black girl has had millions of views, hundreds of thousands of shares, and its screenshots have formed the backdrop of most articles I have seen online since. ...

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