Posts Tagged Sex Work

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Madeleine Albright wins the internet.

New report by and for LGBTQ youth of color on policing in New Orleans.

Men’s rights group masquerades as fake domestic violence campaign to confuse donors.

People imprisoned at San Bernardino face GBT discrimination.

Oakland can now force landlords to evict sex workers.

Monica Roberts faces homelessness. Pitch in here.

A campus gender violence reporting system — by survivors, for survivors.

Madeleine Albright wins the internet.

New report by and for LGBTQ youth of color on policing in New Orleans.

Men’s rights group masquerades as fake domestic violence campaign ...

Canada’s first national survey of sex workers shows most are satisfied with their jobs

Canada’s conservative government is poised to pass a bill which would criminalize sex work. But a new national study disproves many of the paternalistic stereotypes and assumptions behind the legislation.

Canada’s conservative government is poised to pass a bill which would criminalize sex work. But a new national study disproves many of the paternalistic stereotypes and assumptions behind the legislation.

Take Action: Ban the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution in New York

Despite the fact that condoms are widely held as essential tools in HIV and STI prevention – as well as being a very effective non-prescription method of birth control – just carrying condoms could get you arrested.

That’s right: As we’ve covered before, in New York and other places in the United States, condoms are routinely used by the police as evidence that the folks they are stopping are engaging in prostitution. If this seems impossibly nonsensical to you, it’s because it makes no sense, but unfortunately for everyone common sense is not the main driver of public policy. 

Despite the fact that condoms are widely held as essential tools in HIV and STI prevention – as well as being a very effective non-prescription method of birth control – just carrying condoms could get you arrested.

That’s ...

Five things not to do when writing about trans women of color

TW: Transmisogyny

This weekend I got to see Laverne Cox speak, and it reminded me once again of how grateful I am for her, for Janet Mock, for our own Katherine Cross, for my girl Morgan Collado, and for all the trans women of color out there who are speaking their truths and generously using their words and time to shed light on their lived experience. I am so grateful for the work they’re doing, and for the increased spotlight on how we can improve the material conditions of the diverse communities of trans women. But when there is a sudden rise in mainstream attention to a set of issues that have long been marginalized, there are ...

TW: Transmisogyny

This weekend I got to see Laverne Cox speak, and it reminded me once again of how grateful I am for her, for Janet Mock, for our own Katherine Cross, for my girl

I Hear Them Breathing: Trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance

2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises of that debauched liberal currency known as “tolerance.” That awareness has stretched across a long, polychromatic gauntlet, from the inspirations of Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, to a flowering of trans women’s lit, to the depredations of activism and social media gone horribly wrong, to, at long last, the daily struggles of our invisible sisterhood.

Where once the shadows of prison, border control, and policing were wide and deep enough to easily engulf armies of trans women, now a bright light is shining ...

2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Columbia University celebrates how seriously it takes sexual violence by completely trivializing sexual violence.

Speaking of which: 23 Columbia students filed Title IX, Title II, and Clery Act complaints against the university yesterday.

I bet the school hires a PR team ASAP.

NYT article on women who get foot surgery to fit into heels better does not mention the significant health risks.

Well, apparently Codebabes.com is a thing.

“[N]o one… says, ‘I’m a victim of trafficking, thank goodness the NYPD arrested me, because I’ve just been looking for assistance, and I don’t know where to look.'”

Columbia University celebrates how seriously it takes sexual violence by completely trivializing sexual violence.

Speaking of which: 23 Columbia students filed Title IX, Title II, and Clery Act complaints against the university yesterday.

I ...

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