Tag Archives: Sex Work

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Tweet Students at the University of Michigan are launching a campaign to stop the “silent epidemic” of campus sexual assault. Akiba Solomon is Colorlines’ new managing editor. A history of “female-friendly” porn. Today’s news on voter suppression. Sometimes I hate Frank Bruni, but his objection to the Catholic Church’s misogynistic hypocrisy is spot-on. The Nation suggests ten ways you [...]
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The way we talk about sex work is changing, but the way we treat sex workers is not

TweetAs I reflect on the The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, which was on December 17, 2 Chainz comes to mind. I listen to “I Luv Dem Strippers” everyday. Seriously. It took me more than a few listens to realize, however, that the lyrics (aside from the chorus) have absolutely nothing to do with [...]
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We’re having the wrong conversation about sex work, and it makes Rush Limbaugh happy

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetIn the United States, sex work has been illegal since promiscuous ladies still got Scarlet Lettered. But countries are moving towards legalizing the world’s oldest profession—and many women’s rights advocates aren’t happy about it. Just this month, the European Women’s Lobby called on the EU to make the act of buying sex illegal. To get [...]
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Quick hit: By conflating sex work with trafficking, CA’s newly passed Prop 35 does more harm than good

Tweet“Under Prop 35, anyone involved in the sex trade could potentially be viewed as being involved in trafficking, and could face all of the criminal penalties associated with this redefinition of who is involved in “trafficking,” which include fines of between $500,000 and $1 million and prison sentences ranging from five years to life. This [...]
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(Un)feminist guilty pleasure: I don’t want to critique Magic Mike

TweetFeministing used to run an “(Un)feminist guilty pleasure” series. I liked it – the posts inherently acknowledged the complexities of living as a feminist in an overwhelmingly anti-feminist world. There’s an increasing preasure in the blogosphere to always get it right, to be the perfect feminist, which is impossible and unrealistic – and frankly dangerous [...]
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