Tag Archives: Sex Work

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

TweetDespite 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 [...]
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Five things not to do when writing about trans women of color

TweetTW: 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 [...]
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NYPD to stop using condoms as evidence of prostitution

TweetHuge news yesterday — the New York Police Department announced that they will end the absurd and nonsensical practice of using condoms as evidence of prostitution: Tweet
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I Hear Them Breathing: Trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance

Tweet2014 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 [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet 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 [...]
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