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Some rescue: The FBI’s dubious war on street girls

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetThe FBI recently announced with great fanfare that it had “rescued” 105 youth and arrested 150 “pimps” for prostitution in 76 cities, including Boston, Denver, and San Francisco. The three-day raid, dubbed “Operation Cross Country,” was the largest in a decade-long FBI initiative aimed at what they called the persistent threat of child prostitution. But [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: The Supreme Court strikes down harmful anti-prostitution pledge

TweetFor years, the United States has endorsed an explicitly discriminatory policy against sex workers. PEPFAR, our international HIV/AIDS aid policy, contains an anti-prostitution pledge requirement stating that no funds “may be used to provide assistance to any group or organization that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.” In practice, this [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet I wrote about Beatriz, who has been denied a life-saving abortion. You can contribute to her extremely important cause here. Above is a video in which Beatriz pleads for an abortion. Another example of why prostitution should be legal: woman charged with prostitution after calling police to complain of treatment by her pimp. Is [...]
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Condom searches are being used to profile sex workers

TweetYou may remember the feminist blogosphere talking about laws that said carrying condoms could get you arrested. A new report from Human Rights Watch examines the issue: sex workers and people profiled as sex workers, especially trans women, are being targeted by the cops with condom searches in Prostitution Free Zones. This puts sex workers at [...]
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The real secret service scandal: NOT paying for sex

Tweet The Secret Service debacle has been politicized, sensationalized and commodified. Spirit Airlines has launched a “more bang for your buck” ad, with an “upfront payment is required” warning.  The Republicans have made it an Obama issue, the president is angry and the press has covered it as a salacious scandal.  Meanwhile, neither the politicians [...]
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