Posts Tagged sex workers

6 topics for an HBO TV series on Brazil more original than “high end (white) sex workers”

Earlier this month, HBO Latino announced an upcoming new series titled “El Negocio,” about three white women looking to revolutionize the sex work industry in Brazil, and the concept made me yawn. 

Earlier this month, HBO Latino announced an upcoming new series titled “El Negocio,” about three white women looking to revolutionize the sex work industry in Brazil, and the concept made me yawn. 

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.

Weekly Feminist Reader

Do you know about Anita Hill?

Cameroon has been quietly locking up LGBT people for years with little international attention.

The last rural abortion clinics in Texas just shut down.

It’s a myth as old as this nation: the idea that Black men are more likely to be sexual predators — especially of white women.”

On dealing with constant micro-aggressions within a bi-racial family.

Homo queer fag bear daddy” (and 26 other portraits challenging sexual identities). 

Do you know about Anita Hill?

Cameroon has been quietly locking up LGBT people for years with little international attention.

The last rural abortion clinics in Texas just shut down.

6 questions for the media about the Soho anti-prostitution raids

On the night of December 4th police raided sex worker’s flats in Soho, London. Immigrant women were taken into custody, and the cops brought along the news media to take photos. The explanation for the arrests that the cops gave the media was that these women were the victims of trafficking. There wasn’t another perspective represented in the press coverage I saw. Which brought up a few questions I’d like to ask the media:
 

On the night of December 4th police raided sex worker’s flats in Soho, London. Immigrant women were taken into custody, and the cops brought along the news media to take photos. The explanation for the arrests that ...

The real secret service scandal: NOT paying for sex

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 nor the press have covered the real transgression. This was not about  U.S. government workers paying for sex; this was about refusing to pay for it.  In Colombia’s “tolerance zones,” the sex trade is legal. And yet, a U.S. citizen and government worker thought it was all right to break the law by giving a sex worker $30, less than a twentieth ...

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 ...

The New York Post somehow surpasses rock bottom

Really?

I feel like it’s almost pointless to have folks email the paper to complain since I very highly doubt any reparations will be made for this abysmal excuse for journalism — I mean, even for a tabloid, this is just low.

Nonetheless, you should still call the Post’s offices directly at (212) 930-8000 to raise hell. And in addition to their tired use of the offensive word “hooker,” I’m almost more surprised they used the word, “drawers” — to quote Chloe, “Are we going to be re-living the 1930s crash linguistically, as well as economically?”

For serious. The New York Post to journalism is like your incoherent sexist, racist uncle of the family. Get with the times, dude.

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Really?

I feel like it’s almost pointless to have folks email the paper to complain since I very highly doubt any reparations will be made for this abysmal excuse for journalism — I mean, even for a ...

What We Missed

Of course fucking Sarah Palin is getting crazy media attention for addressing Boehner’s tears and double standards for women that feminist bloggers have already covered.

More International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers coverage from RH Reality Check (and the Research for Sex Work) on stigma and violence against transgender sex workers.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office has announced they won’t prosecute the late Lizzy Seeburg’s sexual assault case at Notre Dame.

On a lighter note, this picture is sort of amazing.

Of course fucking Sarah Palin is getting crazy media attention for addressing Boehner’s tears and double standards for women that feminist bloggers have already covered.

More International Day to End Violence Against ...