2017 ARTICLES

Amnesty International expels RI coordinator over views on sex work- Jan 3rd 2017

Janet Mock: Sex Workers’ Rights Must Be Part Of The Women’s March “There are no throwaway people.”-By Alanna Vagianos- Jan 18th 2017

Indian sex worker groups slam global conference on abolition of prostitution– Jan 31st 2017

The Historic Women’s Marches of January 21, 2017– By Kamran Nayeri, February 2, 2017

IRELAND: REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: NEW BILL CRIMINALIZE CLIENTS OF SEX WORKERS AND INCREASE PENALTIES FOR INDOOR SEX WORKERS– Feb 7th 2017- by ICRSE Coordinator

Prosecutors And Anti-Sex Trafficking Advocates Aren’t Happy With The Government’s

Status profiling: Research suggests simply wearing a police uniform changes the way the brain processes information February 10, 2017

Raising the minimum wage in Rhode Island: Why it matters By Steve Ahlquist on February 13, 2017

 Treatment Of Backpage- by Tim Cushing -Feb 14th 201

St. Louis police launch internal affairs investigation of alleged inappropriate conduct- FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Bill Gates advises Warren Buffett to visit sex workers to see foundation’s work– Feb 15 2017

Texas couldn’t help this sex-trafficked teen, so authorities sent her to jail-BY NEENA SATIJA, MORGAN SMITH AND EDGAR WALTERS- FEB. 15, 2017-  Yet look at all the OVW trafficking funding in Texas for 2016:

Audit: Fired detective mishandled dozens of child abuse cases- FEBRUARY 15, 2017

U.S. Media Ignores International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers February 15, 2017 by mgd777

Ashton Kutcher Claims He Helped Cops Save Way More Sex-Trafficking Victims Than Authorities Say They’ve Found– byElizabeth Nolan Brown|Feb. 15, 2017

Three teens arrested in Ceres in connection with human trafficking ring BY ERIN TRACY- Feb 16th 2017

Yet on December 25, 2015, Ashton Kutcher spotted exiting Thai massage parlor in Los Angeles-

America Gets PUNK’D by Ashton Kutcher and the McCain Institute for Public Funds– Feb 19th 2017

We’re Not Crazy For Doing This: Sex Workers With Mental Illness by LAURA LEMOON on FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Deported for Giving a Handjob?– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Feb. 17, 2017

Questions raised on new Human Trafficking report that states Florida has most complaints ever– by Jarrod Holbrook- Feb 17th 2017

1947: Last Frontier Hangs on in Fairbanks  Feb 18th 2017

Canada’s self-proclaimed pedophile hunters doing more harm than good, police say– By JON WOODWARD STEPHEN GRANT- Feb. 18, 2017

Phryne, The Ancient Greek Prostitute Who Flashed Her Way to Freedom– THEODOROS KARASAVVAS- FEBRUARY 18th 2017

Stop deportations of EEA sex workers. By English Prostitution Collective- Feb 17th 2017

Liberal Democrats move to quash all historical sex-work convictions of prostitutes and punters- @JoeWatts_Feb 20th 2017

Sex work and migration fiction. To go with sex tourists or smugglers by laura agustin   February  20th 2017

WA Election: Brothel madam says politicians have put sex industry reform in ‘too hard basket’ by By Sam Tomli Feb 21st 2017

Prostitution operated openly in San Bernardino for 90 years, served as economic base-By Harvey Kahn – February 21, 201701750

It is time we all stand up together and put a stop to the politics of demonization which is creating a divided and dangerous world- Amnesty International -2017 annual report

Today’s Feminism: Too Much Marketing, Not Enough Reality- Feb 21st 2017

Ireland passes law to make buying sex a crime By Emma Batha / Reuters on Feb 23, 2017

NYPD Still Arresting Sex Workers Despite Pledge To Target Traffickers BY EMMA WHITFORD- Feb 24th 2017

What Explains the Racial Wealth Divide? by  Josh Hoxie Feb 24th 2017

Cindy Gallop: Meet the woman who wants you to join the social sexual revolution-Feb 25th 2017

Norma Jean Almodovar to magazine. Photo: Private / NTB Scanpix Norma is reality Pretty Woman. Was policewoman before she became a prostitute– by  Feb 25th 2017

Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive  by Patrick Strudwick Feb 25th 2017

No sex please, we’re Thai by CHAIYOT YONGCHAROENCHAI – 26 Feb 2017

Trump’s Mythical Crackdown on Sex Trafficking– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Feb. 27, 2017

John Oliver Compares Republicans’ Health Care Coverage To Your Dad in a Thong– Feb 27th 2017

Fake news about home prostitution Feb 28th 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/sex-worker-exhibit-1.4002832Don’t assume you know who I am’: Sex workers speak out in exhibit at St. John’s City Hall-By Maggie Gillis,-March 1st 2017

Why can’t you pay for sex? NINOS MALEK- March 1st 2017

Accused New Jersey Serial Killer: What We Know So Far– By Bryn Lovitt- March 2st 2017

Read the Letter Trump’s Immigrant Grandpa Wrote Begging Not to Be Deported- by RIVER DONAGHEY-March 3rd 2017

Michigan Bill Would Ban Cops From ‘Sex’ With Sex Workers-By Tracy Clark-Flory Mar 03, 2017

Holland’s legal prostitution zones reduce rape by David Trilling- March 3rd 2017

Miami-Dade’s Policy of Holding Inmates for ICE Is Unconstitutional: Florida Judge by KALHAN ROSENBLATT- March 3rd 2017

Women at work: Female employees share experiences of gender inequality around the world– By Alex Wheeler March 3, 2017

Sex workers march in Ukraine demanding legalisation March 4, 2017

Feminist Manifesto in Support of Sex Workers’ Rights– March 2017

Study: Cyberpornography not linked to negative sexual outcomes in majority of users ERIC W. DOLAN March 5, 2017

Rural sex workers feel lonely and isolated- by Alina Rylko- March 5th 2017

Sex workers exhibit their art to raise awareness- By H Kapp-Klote on 03.06.15

Local Black Trans Women Speak Out About Recent String of Murders– By Ernest Owens | March 6, 2017

Women’s Right to Refuse-Why women in the United States will strike on March 8th. By Melissa Gira Grant- March 7th 2017

The Catholic church is ‘shocked’ at the hundreds of children buried at Tuam. Really? Emer O’Toole- March 7th 2017

Nicaragua has found a new way to protect sex workers– by Samantha Eyle- March 8th 2017

WHO CAN SPEAK FOR SEX WORKERS?-  By Melissa Petro- March 8th 2017

Country’s oldest bank by female sex workers opens it doors for male customers– by Ravik Bhattacharya- March 8th 2017

This Is What International Women’s Day Looked Like Around The World- by Claudia Koerner- March 8th 2017

What We Owe to the Hidden, Groundbreaking Activism of Sex Workers Leonie Roderick by Leonie Roderick MAR 8 2017

Nicaragua has found a new way to protect sex workers– -by Samantha Eyler- March 8th 2017

Federal Court Gives Victory To Young Strippers- by Joe Cunningham- March 8th 2017

West Bengal: For this dancer, her sex worker mother is God to her-by Kolkata, March 9, 2017

Sex orgies, prostitution, porn: Allegations shake Catholic Church in Italy-Josephine McKenna-March 9th 2017

Noon Talk revolves around topic of prostitution-By Lydia Gerike-March 8th 2017

Sex Workers And Scabs: Mixed Feelings After The Women’s Strike by CATY SIMON on MARCH 10, 2017

Greeley to pay $150K to woman acquitted of prostitution-by Associated Press-March 10th 2017

Double Whammy Against the Swedish Model -by coswac- March 15, 2017

It Was A Wonderful Adventure’: What It’s Like When You Retire From Sex Work-by Sirin Kale- March 16th 2017

 #SNP17 conference passes “Scottish model” amid grave concerns from sex worker charitiesMarch 17th 2017

Pennsylvania couple who sneaked Nigerian woman into U.S. so she could become their ‘slave’ sentenced to prison for only 9 month-by DAVID BOROFF-March 17th 2017

Challenging the Common Conception of Sex Work- by Kathleen McNamee- March 18th 2017

Conference passes sex work motion unamended By Caron Lindsay | Sat 18th March 2017

White Feminism, White Supremacy, White Sex Workers by JUNIPER FITZGERALD on MARCH 22, 2017

Bree Olson’s untold story by Bree Olson— Mar 24, 2016

Harlots Doesn’t Sell Out When Detailing Lives of 18th Century British Hookers New historical sex drama comes to Hulu. by Glenn Garvin | March 24, 2017

Rise Up Rhode Island Rally respectful, but no less resolute– By Amanda Milkovits-Mar 25, 2017

“Harlots’ examines lives of 18th century prostitutes”-BY RICK BENTLEY-March 26th 2017

Ireland makes paying for sex illegal Legislation based on approach to prostitution used in Sweden and Norway. By KEN MURRAY 3/27/17

A former Colorado code enforcement officer is on probation for six months after his body camera caught him soliciting prostitutes last year-March 28th, 2017

Almost Everyone Can Donate Blood—Except Sex Workers- by Jasmine Andersson MAR 27 2017

“There is nothing shameful about being a whore” By · On March 27, 2017

How an ambulance became a place for safe sex By Kathleen Hawkins- March 29th 2017

Confessions of a Former SWERF– by Joy bringer- March 29th 2017

Activist Spotlight: AMMAR Rep Maria Riot On Putas Feministas and Participating In The Women’s Strike by CATY SIMON on MARCH 30, 2017

Sisters of Majengo in Kenya offer Paralegal Services to Sex Workers Submitted by NSWP on 31st March 2017

100 years of transgender rights– by By Lydia Smith and Laura Davis- March 31st 2017

Sex Work is Work. And it Needs a Safe Workplace. With Backpage.com shut down, many sex workers are being left without income or resources by SB and Anna Bongiovanni March 31st 2017

Female sex workers should be thought of in same way as male soldiers and boxers, Cambridge academic says– by May Bulman-March 31st 2017

Christians Started the Wedding Wars Defenders of traditional marriage used the law to persecute polygamists. Now they’re the ones under attack. by Stephanie Slade from the April 2017

Northern Ireland sex worker bids to overturn ‘dangerous’ ban on hiring escorts– April 1st 2017

Congressperson’s Sex Trafficking Bill Looks To Carve Holes In Section 230 Immunity-April 2017

Human Trafficking, After the Headlines-by Melissa Gira Grant-April 3rd 2017

House arrest for man who ran Ottawa brothels- by ANDREW SEYMOUR Apr 3, 2017

Former sex worker defends ‘real work‘ By Randy Richmond, The London Free Press Monday, April 3, 2017

Ukraine: sex work in times of war VALERIA COSTA-KOSTRITSKY 3 April 2017

Why a mom’s Facebook warning about human traffickers hurts sex-trafficked kids-Lara Powers-April 3rd 2017

Sonia Sotomayor: Not Everyone Can Just Pull Themselves ‘Up By The Bootstraps- By Carolina Moreno– April 4th 2017

Leyla from Registered Brothel Planned to be Closed Tells of Her Experiences– by Çiçek Tahaoğlu-April 5th 2017

Crackdown Sex workers in Canada say a wave of john stings is making life more dangerous for them-By Rachel Browne on Apr 5, 2017

What It’s Like To Be A Mom & A Sex Worker By Elle Stanger- April 3rd 2017

Exit Plans By jruv · On April 3, 2017

In Full Sight: ‘The pimp lobby’ at the Amnesty AGM By Frankie Mullin / 11 April 2017

I’m a Sex Worker Who Is Sick Of Female Misogyny If you sh*t on women for making a choice that you didn’t, you’re not a feminist.  by Elle Stanger  04/12/2017

States Introduce Dubious Anti-Pornography Legislation to Ransom the Internet-  BY DAVE MAASS– April 12th 2017

Massage parlor busted after hundreds of condoms clog pipes By Aja Seldon, KRON Published: April 12, 2017,

Liberals’ superficial Criminal Code reform betrays sex workers and queer artists. If the government wants to strike out unconstitutional laws, why has it ignored the sex work and obscenity laws?  By Rob Salerno  April 13th 2017

American detained in Egypt for 1,079 days on child sex trafficking charges acquitted– by Ruth Michaelson April 16th 2017

Supreme Court hears arguments in former sheriff deputy’s sex assault case. Former Belknap County sheriff’s deputy Ernest Justin Blanchette sits at his trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court North in Manchester on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Blanchette was convicted last year of raping a female inmate en route to prison ELIZABETH FRANTZ -April 13th 2017

My Mexican Husband Was Accused Of Trafficking Our Daughter On A United Flight by Maura Furfey, Contributor  April 17th 2017

United States Federal Court Rules Females are Free to Display Their Breasts in Public– April 2017

Adult Rights for Adult Businesses By ILYA SHAPIRO and DEVIN WATKINS April 18th 2017

Supreme Court orders refunds for people whose criminal convictions are overturned by David G. Savage– April 19th 2017

Rescuing Ruby, Sex on Tuesday BY TRIXIE MEHRABAN April 19th 2017

This is what it’s like to be a queer Muslim sex worker in London

Amy Ashenden meets Maryam, a Londoner whose identity is not always met with understanding  April  22st 2017

Why Governments Always Exaggerate the Prostitution Threat by Camilo Gómez April 23, 2017

XOXO Campaign: Will It Spell Profit or Trouble for Condom Maker? By ZACH SCHONBRUN APRIL 23, 2017

Now Is The Time To Decriminalize Sex Work by Sandeep Prasad  April 24th 2017

Sex Workers Push Back Against Anti-Trafficking Bill by BRANDI BUCHMAN April 25, 2017

The Ming Dynasty Concubines: A Life of Abuse, Torture and Murder for Thousands of Women By Veronica Parkes April 25th 2017

This App is Helping Argentine Sex Workers Protect Themselves from Police Harassment by Raquel Reichard April 25, 2017

7 of the dumbest questions sex-workers get asked Miranda KaneWednesday 26 Apr 2017

Former Pawtucket group home employee accused of sex-trafficking teen in DCYF care By Katie Mulvaney  April 27th 2017

THE IRON JAWS OF THE POLICE STATE by John W. Whitehead April 27, 2017

THE GROUPS “RESCUING” SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS ARE AS BAD AS THE PIMPS  by Laura LeMoon April 28th 2017

John school’ takes repressive approach to sex By: Stuart Chambers  04/28/2017

Two Years After the Uprising, Black Women’s Experiences of Policing in Baltimore Still Under the Radar Friday, By Andrea J. Ritchie, Truthou April 28, 2017

To mark May Day 2017,

Police Are Allegedly Sleeping with Sex Workers Before Arresting Themby Sirin Kale May 3rd 2017

The Surprising Wishes Of India’s Sex Workers by ABRAAR KARAN April 30, 2017

What I miss about being a sex worker (and a few things I don’t) Miranda Kane Wednesday 3 May 2017

Canadian Sex Workers Convene for National Consultation on PrEP by NSWP – May 5th 2017

Caught in the life: The business of prostitution by CBS- May 7th 2017

Bella Robinson: Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitution May 8th 2017

Bills to ban police sexual contact with prostitutes they investigate met with opposition by Michelle Theriault Boots  May 8th 2017

The Rescue Industry has a song  by laura agustin May 8th 2017

He admits he shot a transgender sex worker in the face during their ‘dateBy Dawn Ennis · Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alaska Police: We Need To Have ‘Sexual Contact’ With Sex Workers By Tracy Clark-Flory May 10, 2017

The bullshit of My Red Light by Felicia Anna May 12th 2017

After the Olympics: stories from Rio’s sex workers  May 12, 2017

Jury Awards Former Escort $1.7 Million For Invasion Of Privacy May 12, 2017

South Africa: Report On Possible Decriminalisation of Sex Work to Be Made Public– May 12 2017

Decriminalise prostitution, Green Party urges- May 13th 2017

“If they kill me, they will slander and criminalize me”  May 15th 2017

“Amsterdam mayor opens brothel run by prostitutes: ‘It’s a whole new model” May 16th 2017

“Women’s Sex Work Migration across the South China Sea and the Gendered Anti trafficking Emigration Policy of the PhilippinesBy Sonja Dolinsek May 16, 2017

“My Family’s Slave She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.”  by ALEX TIZON  June 2017

Teen testifies Oakland cop coached her how to be good prostitute by Kimberly Veklerov  May 18, 2017

Why Tennessee Law Enforcement Now Describes Prostitution As Trafficking By NATASHA SENJANOVIC May 22st 2017

Decriminalizing prostitution is the only way to secure justice for survivors of trafficking. By Laura LeMoon

IVANKA TRUMP’S TRAFFICKING TROUBLES The first daughter’s anti-trafficking braintrust represents a certain credentialed mix, one with considerable overlaps in organizational membership. MELISSA GIRA GRANT May 23rd 2017

What Sex Workers Can Tell Us About China’s Transformation by Qian Jinghua May 23rd 2017

Protection for sex workers proposed for those who report crimes By Dan Carpenter |  May 22, 2017