ARTICLES 2018

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Sex workers in Australia say American law is creating devastating losses back home- April 21st, 2018

Ignoring slavery, Trump says human trafficking has reached all-time high- April 20th, 2018

Why don’t feminists care about dead sex workers? IN the past seven days, fourteen women have gone missing in the United States, with another three confirmed dead. April 18th, 2018

The Sex Trafficking Panic Is Based On Myths- April 18th, 2018

Liberals Slated To Debate Decriminalization Of Sex Work In Canada- April 18th, 2018

A perspective on outlawing brothels from a sex worker April 18th, 2018

Supreme court – and Neil Gorsuch – deliver a blow to Trump’s deportation law April 17th,2018

Women’s March lambasted for criticizing shutdown of Backpage.com April 13th, 2018

Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer pleads guilty in three states, agrees to testify against other website officials– April 13th, 2018

The ‘nutty’ list of words that Queensland sex workers aren’t allowed to use in adverts April 13th, 2018

On FOSTA, Sex Work And My Congressional  April 12th, 2018

After Craigslist personals go dark, sex workers fear what’s next April 12th,2018

1st murdered sex worker confirmed after FOSTA that has been added to the Dec 17th, list, April 11th, 2018

As a sex worker, I’m terrified of the new laws- April 11th,2018

FOSTA-SESTA’s real aim is to silence sex workers online- April 11th,2018

7 Sex Workers on What It Means to Lose Backpage– April 10th, 2018

Maryland General Assembly passes a bill making it illegal for a police officer to have sex with a person in custody– April 10th, 2018

IN THE FIGHT FOR FREE SPEECH, SEX WORKERS HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND– April 10th,2018

Sex workers fear violence as the US cracks down on online ads: ‘Girls will die‘- April 10th, 2018

State Pandering Bill Under Fire from Sex Workers and Advocates- April 9th, 2018

A Blockchain Startup Is Calling for Sex Workers to Out Congressmen Clients Who Supported FOSTA- April 9th,2018

Australian sex workers fear US anti-trafficking laws could make the internet off-limits- April 9th, s018

Backpage execs indicted on federal prostitution, money laundering charges April 9th, 2018

What It’s Like To Be A Legal Sex Worker In The U.S.- April 9th,2018

When is sex work ‘decent work’? April 9th,2018

Rhode Island sex workers and the prospect of a union- April 6th, 2018

Why an Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Isn’t a No-Brainer- April 6th, 2018

After FOSTA- Many of the Systems and Institutes that are Supposed to Protect us are Sent to Erase us  NEW LIST April 6th, 2018

Sex Workers Fear for Their Future: How SESTA Is Putting Many Prostitutes in Peril= April 4th, 2018

The unintended consequences of a well-meaning sex-trafficking law- April 4th, 2018

New Backpage Ruling Lays Bare Some of the Lies Undergirding FOSTA April 2nd, 2018

Another Bad Sex Worker Bill on the Horizon- California Senate Bill 1204  April 2018

Has the US Senate Held FOSTA to Prevent a Pocket Veto ?

Will Trump Pocket Veto FOSTA?

SESTA Is Already Having Devastating Impacts on Sex Workers—Just Like They Predicted- April 2nd, 2018

6 Sex Workers Explain How Sharing Client Lists Saves Lives- April 2nd, 2018

New York passes bill to finally close the police rape loophole April 2nd, 2018

Q & A: Doing Sex Work Doesn’t Erase One’s Rights–  March 2018

A brief history of attempts to abolish sex work: from 1075 BC to the digital age– March 30th, 2018

District Court Ruling Highlights Congress’ Hastiness To Pass ‘Worst of Both Worlds FOSTA’– Doe 1 v. Backpage– March 30th, 2018

Congress just legalized sex censorship: March 30th, 2018

Watch: This Is How New Legislation Puts Sex Workers in DangerMarch 30th, 2018

New York women-only club investigated over ‘gender discrimination’ by human rights commission- March 28th, 2018

An anti-sex-trafficking bill that’s not even signed into law yet already has consequences for sex workers. March 28th, 2018

Repeal/stop FOSTA NOW!!!- Petition, March 28th,2018

Paula Overby for  Minnesota Senate- March 28th,2018

What the FOSTA/SESTA Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Means– March 27th, 2018

SESTA Vs. Stormy Daniels– March 27th,2018

Milwaukee Common Council won’t renew Tatou Ultra Pub license amid sex trafficking concerns- March 27th,2018

Bill bans police from having sex with those they arrest- March 27th, 2018

Missing From #MeToo — Sex Workers- Podcast March 26th, 2018

Stormy Daniels describes her alleged affair with Donald Trump– March 25th, 2018

GROUP THAT OPPOSES SEX WORK GAVE MONEY TO PROSECUTORS’ OFFICES — AND GOT STINGS AGAINST JOHNS IN RETURN March 24th, 2018

Predictive Analytics and the War on Human Trafficking: ‘We Will Never Rescue Our Way out of this Crime- March 24th, 2018

The New Law That Killed Craigslist’s Personals Could End the Web As We’ve Known It- March 23rd, 2018

Craigslist drops personal ads due to sex trafficking bill March 23rd, 2018

How a New Senate Bill Will Screw Over Sex Workers- March 23rd, 2018

Understanding SESTA March 23rd, 2018

US Congress Passes CLOUD Act Hidden in Budget Spending Bill- March 23rd, 2018

Craigslist shuts down personal ads after sex trafficking bill passes– March 23rd,2018

US Sex Workers Affected 2 days after Fosta – Next Steps- March 22st, 2018

Sex trafficking in Montana: awareness, and assistance  March 22st, 2018

Stormy Daniels is a ‘hero of the opposition,’ says adult film actress and sex-worker activist- March 20th, 2018

Sex workers are reporting that their Google Drive files are mysteriously locked or vanishing.– March 21st,2018

How Congress Censored the Internet March 21st, 2018

Sex workers would be endangered by Senate bill, advocates say- March 21st, 2018

Is Nye County fed up with brothels? Voters may get to decide on industry’s future- March 21st, 2018

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner Promised a Criminal Justice Revolution. He’s Exceeding Expectations. March 20th, 2018

South Korea: Sex workers hit hard by government’s crackdown– March 19th, 2018

Illegal migrant prostitutes too ‘terrified’ to report exploitation– March 18th, 2018

Brazilian Rights Activist Marielle Franco Assassinated in Rio-March 15th, 2018

I spend 1,750  a year on condoms – America’s highest paid hooker- March 13th, 2018

The Senate’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Is a Disaster for Basically Everything It Touches March 13th, 2018

The article removed from Forbes, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel”March 12th, 2018

‘Sex Trafficking’ Bill Will Take Away Online Spaces Sex Workers Need to Survive-March 12th, 2018

I Am a Survivor of Human Trafficking: Nena’s StoryMarch 12th,2018

A little story about white privilege– March 11th, 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA IS RESHAPING SEX WORK—BUT ALSO THREATENING IT- March 10th, 2018

ACLU Sues ICE For Allegedly Separating ‘Hundreds’ Of Migrant Families– March 9th, 2018

PA Sex Workers Oppose Sesta- Fosta- March 9th, 2018

WHY SEX WORKERS ARE FIGHTING THE ANTI-SEX TRAFFICKING BILL-March 9th,2018

It’s Time to Abolish ICE- March 9th, 2018

Only Some Women- March 9th, 2018

The Trans Woman Running for Senate in Colombia to Fight for Sex Workers-March 8th, 2018

The UK’s sex worker community are going on strike today, to campaign for decriminalization.  March 8th, 2018

Strippers And Sex Workers Show Industry Who’s Boss At NYC Women’s Strike-March 8th,2018

If You Care About Sex Trafficking, Trust People in the Sex Trades — Not Celebrities- March 7th, 2018

Teen Who Helped Sex Trafficking Victims Allegedly Murdered by Man Who Claims She Was a Prostitute March 8th, 2018

The dangerous myth of the “pop-up brothel” March 9th, 2018

Don’t forget what International Women’s Day is really about – striking-March 8th,2018

FBI Used Paid Informants On Best Buy’s Geek Squad To Flag Child Pornography-March 7th,2018

Sex Workers Are Not Collateral Damage: Kate D’Adamo on FOSTA and SESTA-March 6th, 2018

If sex workers can’t advertise online, it forces them on to the street– March 6th, 2018

Landlords, Your Lease Is Up: A New Movement for Rent Control Is Spreading Across the U.S.- March 5th, 2018

Parliament: Everyone’s talking about us but not with us – sex worker- March 5th, 2018

Secret NYPD Files: Officers Can Lie And Brutally Beat People — And Still Keep Their Jobs- March 5th, 2018

Sex workers need saving from ‘saviors’ more than anything else: StudyMarch 3rd, 2018

Please Stop Saving The Children- March 3rd, 2018

FLORIDA COULD START A CRIMINAL-JUSTICE DATA REVOLUTION– March 13th, 2018

Time to fully decriminalise sex work- March 2st, 2018

Healthcare Should Be a Human Right for All, Including Sex Workers- March 2st, 2018

A Group of Women Just Bought the Weinstein Company– March 2st, 2018

Healthcare Should Be a Human Right for All, Including Sex Workers- March 2st, 2018

Throwing sex workers under the bus is actually the oldest profession. March 2st, 2018

Text “Resist” to 50409 to oppose Sesta and Fosta

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These Sex Workers Have Sued to Legalize Their Profession-March 1st, 2018

Kansas locked up more than 5,000 women and girls for having STDs “The law itself was very, very broad” March 1st, 2018

Righting Carceral Feminism’s Wrongs in a #MeToo Era-March 6th 2018

Emma Lea Corbett: How I told my parents I’m a stripper-March 4th, 2018

What Everyone Can Learn from Sex Workers About How to Screen Dates– March 3rd,2018

Decriminalizing Prostitution Is Central to Transgender Rights- Feb 27th, 2018

Trump’s Family Planning Program Will Prioritize Less Effective Kinds of Birth Control- Feb 28th, 2018

She Decides 

Sex Workers Consider Supreme Court Appeal After Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing on Anti-Prostitution Law March 1st, 2018

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History- Feb 27th, 2018

PA Press Release: Lackawanna County Prison Guard Charged with Sexual Offenses is Held for Trial– Feb 26th, 2018

Spotlight On: Philadelphia’s De/Incarceration Effort- Feb 26th, 2018

Podcast- Let strippers do their jobs: Precarity, police raids and the work of sex work.- Feb 26th, 2018

Criminalizing Sex-Work Has Not Saved Indigenous Women- Feb 26th,2018

FOSTA / SESTA: The Politics Of Online Sex & Trafficking- Feb 26th, 2018

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Consensual Sex’ When a Person Is in Police CustodyFeb 23rd, 2018

Juno Mac: How Does Stigma Compromise The Safety Of Sex Workers? Feb 23rd, 2018

When Will It Be #TimesUp For Rapist Cops? #MeToo And Sex Workers- Feb 23rd, 2018

An Irish journalist sexually assaulted Laura Lee — here’s why he’s getting away with it= Feb 22st, 2018

A National Campaign to Crack Down on Massage Businesses May Harm the Women it Wants to Help- Feb 22st,  2018

The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017– Jan 22st, 2018

SEEING RED Amsterdam’s Red Light District places ban on tourists staring at sex workers- Feb 21st, 2018

In Memory of Laura Lee– Feb 20th,2018

What African sex workers want- Feb 20th, 2018

Where do the #MeToo accused go from here? Feb 19th, 2018

Where We’re At with the Legalization of Sex Work- ESPLERP- Feb 2018

Valentine’s Day Women’s Memorial March from Thursday, February 14, 1997

Missouri cop allegedly sodomized pregnant woman in her home, is charged years later– Feb 14th,2018

Sex and the sisterhood: how prostitution worked for women in 19th-century Melbourne- Feb 13th, 2018

The red light district of Amsterdam could soon be a distant memory – here’s why- Feb 13th, 2018

Meet The Dominatrix Who Requires The Men Who Hire Her To Read Black Feminist Theory- Feb 13th, 2018

‘They Don’t Want to Include Women Like Me.’ Sex Workers Say They’re Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement- Feb 13th,2018

Sex Workers Decry ‘Moral Panic’ Over Human Trafficking by Victoria MckenzieFeb 12th, 2018

The Stormy Daniels Effect: When Prostitutes Unite, Powerful Men Tremble- Feb 12th,2018

Ninth Circuit decision could lead to SCOTUS showdown over your right to a private sex life Feb 12th, 2018

The lies of politicians about the Red Light District Feb 10th, 2018

Who Gets to Define “Peer Support?”– Feb 10th, 2018

New policy change in Baltimore could make police officers financially responsible for lawsuits- Feb 2018

In 35 states, it’s legal for cops to detain and have sex with someone in their custody.Feb 10th, 2018

Prostitute ‘serviced’ thousands in 23 years, gets land as retirement benefit- Feb 9th, 2018

‘Shame’: In Dead-of-Night Vote, Congress Throws Dreamers Under the Bus Again- Feb 9th, 2018

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue ‘anti-racist’ activists, documents show- Feb 9th, 2018

 

There’s Now A Study Backing Up Link Between Police Shootings, Racial Segregation- Feb 8th, 2018

Sex workers’ rights campaigner Laura Lee dies- Feb 10th, 2018

SPLC demands records from DHS after detained immigrant dies- Feb 8th, 2018

Call girl claims married Republican lawmaker secretly met her twice for sex and releases saucy texts he sent her as he steps down citing ‘family issues’ Feb 8th, 2018

Coercion Is at the Heart of Social Conservatives’ Reproductive Health Agenda- Feb 7th, 2018

LA’s rules against sleeping overnight in cars will be enforced starting today- Feb 6th, 2018

California Judge Rules for Antigay Baker Who Refused Cake to Same-Sex Couple- Feb 6th, 2018

When Deportation is a Death Sentence: The Fatal Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy- Feb 6th, 2018

What Everyone Can Learn from Sex Workers About How to Screen Dates- #SurvivorsAgainstFOSTA Feb 5th, 2018

The Alt-Right is Killing People– Feb 5th, 2018

The Sex Worker and Playwright Who Fought to Register Black People to Vote- Feb 5th, 2018

Activist Spotlight: BARE on the Mass Closure of Strip Clubs in New Orleans– Feb 5th, 2018

Exotic dancers march on the streets to protest crackdown on New Orleans strip clubsFeb 3rd, 2018

Addressing Women’s News Propaganda on Super Bowl Sex Trafficking-2018

When the Bible Commands Abortion- Feb 3rd, 2018

Council passes resolution recommending an end to cash bail system— Feb 2st, 2017

What Kids Are Really Learning About Slavery Feb 1st, 2018

How scientists taught monkeys the concept of money. Not long after, the first prostitute monkey appeared-Jan 2018

Nobody’s Victim: An Interview with Samantha Geimer– Jan 31st, 2018

Strip club workers drown out Bourbon Street infrastructure press conference Jan 31st, 2018

Oakland Police Spent $6 Million on a Computer System to Track Officer Misconduct, and It Doesn’t Work- Jan 31st, 2018

In ‘Anti-Trafficking’ New Orleans Strip Club Raids, Police Make No Trafficking Arrests- Jan 30th, 2018

Report: Southern Grocery Chain Publix Denies Coverage for HIV Prevention Pill– Jan 30th, 2018

“Where the whores do not exist”: Ovidie’s documentary on the witch hunt of prostitutes in Sweden Jan 31st, 2018

Cops claim clients are on the internet looking for 11 yr old kids “Human-trafficking crackdown: 510 arrested, 56 rescued in California” Jan 30th, 2018

A legal sex worker shares what it’s really like to work in a brothel- Jan 25th, 2018

Dr. Laura Agustín Denver University Human Trafficking Center- Jan 26th, 2018

Study reveals online sex worker fears- Jan 24th, 2018

No Indigenous Women, No Women’s Movement- Jan 23rd,2018

Lawmakers Work to Amend the Suppression of Prostitution Act Jan 23rd, 2018

The Criminalization of Abortion Began as a Business Tactic– Jan 22st, 2018

Broken Covenant: A Homeless Youth Organization’s Assault on Trafficking Is Making Women More Vulnerable  Jan 22st, 2018   Yet back in 1990  Sex Charges Pit Four Young Men Against the Revered Founder of Covenant House

The biggest pimp is Uncle Sam- Jan 22st, 2018

Narragansett Indian Tribe contract with Invenergy is terminated- Jan 22st, 2018

Human Trafficking Report: 700 Illicit Massage Parlors Operate in Our Area | NBC 10 Philadelphia- Jan 21st, 2018

They argued that prostitution is a constitutional right. Nice try, said federal court. Jan 18th, 2018

CHRISTIAN GROUP THAT PUSHED “BATHROOM BILLS” IS TAKING ANTI-TRANSGENDER FIGHT TO PRISONSJan 18th, 2018

Sex Workers’ statement on the Centre For Women’s Justice challenge to convictions for street sex work– Jan 18th, 2018

Women on march again this weekend at State House in RIJanuary 17, 2018

A man suspected in a dozen LA sex-worker rapes is arrested Jan 17th,2018

Perspective: It’s time to stop stigmatizing sex worker mothers- Jan 16th,2018

There Is NO Justice in Louisiana”: Crimes against Nature and the Spirit of Black Feminist Resistance- Jan 16th, 2018

Criminal Justice Reform: Cash Bail iii Jan 16th, 2018

Black Americans suffer most from racial trauma, but few counselors are trained to treat it- Jan 15th,2018

Why I Support ESPLERP v Gascon– Jan 14th, 2018

Two Aussie porn stars speak about pressures in the industry after four colleagues die in three months. Jan 14th, 2018

Sweden: No Country for Sex-Working Mothers– Jan 13th, 2018

San Francisco Takes A Stand To Protect Sex Workers Who Come Forward About Abuse- Jan 12th, 2018

“Assault and battery” in the delivery room: The disturbing trend of obstetric violence- Jan 12th, 2018

House bucks Sununu on study of prostitution decriminalization Jan 13th, 2018

How some cops use the badge to commit sex crimes- Jan 12th, 2018

Our Sex Trafficking Laws Hurt Sexually Exploited Girls Jan 11th, 2018

The Backlash to #MeToo Is Second-Wave Feminism  Jan 11th, 2018

Victory: Amnesty from arrest for sex workers reporting crime- Jan 11th, 2018

Why Did Catherine Deneuve and Other Prominent Frenchwomen Denounce #MeToo? Jan 10th 2018

Amash, Paul, and Others Trying to Stop Congress from Expanding Domestic Surveillance Powers Jan 9th, 2018

Federal Agencies May Be Regularly Hiding Surveillance Methods in Criminal Cases  Jan 9th, 2018

Miss Trans America found murdered at Massachusetts home- Jan 8th, 2017

For Survivors of Prison Rape, Saying ‘Me Too’ Isn’t an Option– Jan 8th, 2017

Why We Must Protect Sex Workers At All Costs During The #MeToo Era Jan 8th, 2018

ESPLERP V GASCON Where we are, where we are going and what we need. JAN/2018

 

A new program in New York is severely restricting the books available to people in prison- Jan 8th, 2018

Jan 9th, 2018
After 2 years of hard work. HB 287, establishing a committee to study issues related to changing prostitution laws in New Hampshire, passes the House.
 
Now to get it passed in the Senate and then sex workers will finally get a seat at the table.
 
Major props to Rep Elizabeth Edwards-Appell
 

New Providence Police gang database policy violates Community Safety Act, maintains PrYSM- Jan 4th, 2018

Evangelical women are shaping public attitudes about sex work- Jan 3rd, 2018

NYC Crime Hits Historic Low, Defying Dire Predictions About End Of Stop And Frisk-  01/02/2018