2022 Articles


Sex Workers Have Been Banned From Airbnb for Years. Will You Be Next? link


Jury Convicts Former Federal Prison Warden for Sexual Abuse of Three Female Inmates link

Centrou Study: Sex Workers Losing $260M A Year To Social Media Censorship link

Inequalities are blocking the end of the AIDS pandemic, say UN link

Biden administration funnels tax dollars to Colombian LGBT group backing prostitution link

Trans-Rights Icon Monica Jones’ New Documentary Previews at Tucson Fest link

Yes, You Can Oppose Trafficking and Support Sex Workers’ Rights link

Sex workers group asks NGOs  for funds report link

Talking Rights and Mobilisation With India’s Durbar Sex Worker Collective link

U.S. Citizen Suspected of Serial Killings of Sex Workers in Tijuana, Baja California Attorney General Says link

Carol Leigh, Legendary Activist Who Coined the Term ‘Sex Work,’ Dies at 71 link

Beloved San Francisco Activist Who Coined Term ‘Sex Worker’ Dies link

Sex worker movement grows as the constitutional challenge goes to court link

Stalking fears over PimEyes facial search engine link

Strippers Voting to Unionize a North Hollywood Topless Bar Face an Election Setback link

Multi-storey ‘erotic centre’ set to replace Amsterdam red light district – if locals can agree where link

Edinburgh strip club ban: Sex workers union accuses council of ’empty promise’ on strip club ban review link

Watch: 200 Sex Workers Applaud Maltese MEP Cyrus Engerer As He Calls For Their Voices To Be Heard link

The Rise and Fall of Madame du Barry link

Four States Banned Slavery on Tuesday. One Voted to Keep It. link

The Erotic Services Providers Legal Education & Research Project, Joins Appeal Court Case to Support 1st Amendment Rights link

Anti-social media lawsuits are coming for Roblox and Discord.The suit alleges social platforms are addictive and failed to keep adults away from children. link

Topless Dancers in North Hollywood Get Approval For Union Election link

After a 2-year lapse, SFPD promises sex work crackdown link


Lawsuit filed after FBI agents raided 1,400 deposit boxes at a US Private Vaults branch claims owners’ items have still not been returned link

Conservative Commentators Candace Owens, Ben Shapiro Deliver Anti-Porn Tirade on YouTube link

‘But I’m the problem and I get let go?’: OnlyFans creator claims she was fired from her nursing job due to co-workers watching her content on the clock link

Sex work: a contemporary identity rooted in labor link

Married At First Sight’s Hayley Vernon was inundated with support from fans and celebrities after coming out as a $1000-an-hour high-class escort: ‘Sex workers are vital to society!’ link

Sex workers and brothel owners protest a proposed law that would punish prostitution customers in Spain link

An Ontario crackdown on massage parlors continues Canada’s legacy of anti-Asian racism link

With a guilty plea in the case of a deadly incel-inspired attack at a Toronto massage parlor two years ago, it will now be for a judge to decide if the murder was in fact an act of terror. link

Sex Workers Say Wells Fargo Is Terminating Their Accounts link

Who Would Benefit From California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code? Apparently Porn Companies, Privacy Lawyers, And Medical Disinfo Peddlers. But Not Kids link

The Current State of Abortion: State-by-State link

Singapore to repeal ban on sex between consenting men link

‘Strippers are standing up’: Los Angeles dancers move to unionize with actors group link

D.C. Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility, Removes Gender And Sexuality Criteria link

OnlyFans bribed Meta to put thousands of porn stars on terror watchlist, suits claim link

House Passes New Human Trafficking Bill Here’s what’s in the $1 billion reauthorization package. link

Billionaire Investor Bill Ackman, Anti-Porn Activist Laila Mickelwait Target Visa, and Pornhub  link

‘Hunted’: one in three people killed by US police were fleeing, data reveals link

‘Blanket immunity’: Sex trafficking charges dropped, lives ruined, but St. Paul officer still on the force.  “She spent two years locked up for a crime she did not commit, and even after she returned home, depression and anguish darkened her life until she was found dead just shy of her 29th birthday.”  link

UK Campaign Seeks to Censor ‘School Uniform’ Costumes link

Sex workers are labor’s vanguard. The left ignores them at their peril. link

Criminalize vs. Decriminalize Sex Work: The Debate Continues link

I’m a Sex Worker—and a Mom link

Senate Candidate Arrested, Charged with False Report About Sex Trafficking link

They called him a prof-stitute. Gerald Hannon was a teacher at Ryerson when his sex work scandal rocked the city. New tell-all delves into why he exposed his secret — and the fallout of his admission link

How A Group Of Dancers Sparked A Unionization Effort At A Los Angeles Strip Club  link

Sex Workers Need to be Seen as Labour, Not Victims link

The Fight to Hold Pornhub Accountable 6/13/22 link

Facebook Is Banning People Who Say They Will Mail Abortion Pills link

AOC Praises Hawaii for Having Zero Girls in Prison for First Time link

The Most Important Study in the Abortion Debate- link

Incarcerated LGBTQ+ Adults and Youth link

Instagram’s ‘sensitive content’ controls will soon filter all recommended content- link

Anti-Porn Lobbyist, Reality TV Personality Josh Duggar Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Porn link

Longtime Missouri juvenile officer indicted on child sex trafficking charge link

Why No Non-Consensual Active Rescue? link

She thought a dark moment in her past was forgotten. Then she scanned her face online. link

Why Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized. link

The Seven Deadly Sins of Sex Work Journalism, and How to Avoid Them. link

India “Voluntary Sex Work Not Illegal”: Supreme Court Panel Link

Canadian Blood Service seeks to scrap lifetime ban on sex workers donating blood- 5/27/2022 link 

Planned Parenthood Will Close Five Abortion Centers in Indiana, Idaho and Alaska- link

Police Should Not Abuse Sex Workers, Media Should Not Publish Their Pictures During Raid & Rescue Operations: Supreme Court Issues Directions link

Medication abortions are increasing: What they are and where women get them 5/9/22 link

The Growing Criminalization of Pregnancy 5/5/22 link

Backers Withdraw Ballot Initiative to Decriminalize Sex Work 5/5/22 link

Improving the lives of sex workers mean anti-discrimination laws must follow  5/4/22 link

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows [link]


Sex, Death, and Empire: The Roots of Violence Against Asian Women link-  4/18/22

Texas Judges Claim Jurisdiction Over Facebook Lawsuit Challenging Section 230 [link] April 13th, 2022

The New Campaign for a Sex-Free Internet; Sex, money, and the future of online free speech [link] May 2022

UK firm handling immigration for govt accused of paying for sex while deporting migrants [link] April 13th, 2022

“X” Is a Slasher Film with an Important Message about Sex Work and Pornography [link] April 11th, 2022

Sex Workers Banned from Banks Turn to Crypto [link] April 7th, 2022

Scoop: OnlyFans wants to go public- [link] March 2022

Annual gender and sexuality studies lecture focuses on policing of Asian migrant women workers [link] March 24th, 2022

SESTA/FOSTA was supposed to prevent sex trafficking. Instead it got people killed. Congress should study its failure before changing Section 230 again. [link] March 24th, 2022

Asian Sex Workers Want To Decriminalize Unlicensed Massage Work One Year After Atlanta Shootings [link]. March 21st, 2022

Belgium Decriminalizes Prostitution [linkMarch 23rd, 2022

City of Jacksonville pays strip club owners, dancers $60K in federal settlement-[link] March 22nd, 2022

“Brutalized with little recourse”: Colorado lawmakers take a first step to protect sex workers-  [link] March 17th, 2022

Transparent’ star Alexandra Billings recalls wild days as a sex worker [link] March 16th, 2022

Op-Ed: California’s loitering law is discriminatory and makes everyone less safe- March 14th, 2022

“How the Atlanta Spa Shootings—the Victims, the Survivors—Tell a Story of America” March 14th, 2022

The first sex worker strike: ‘We are just women and mothers March 12th, 2022

I’m A Mom, A Mormon And A Sex Worker. My Career Has Been A Secret ― Until Now. March 11th, 2022

Kids in foster care who’d been victims of sex trafficking endured fresh abuse at a state shelter, report says- March 10th, 2022

Sex workers in Mombasa blacklist bodaboda operators- March 10th, 2022

N.Y. Bill Could Stop Massage Parlor RaidsMarch 8th, 2022

Louisiana State Senator Trying to Ban Viewing Porn in Universities- March 4th, 2022

Preventing Violence Against Female Inmates Act would ban possible Biden plan to house transgender women in women’s prisons– March 4th, 2022

Sex Workers Of Kamathipura: Nowhere To Go, Nowhere To Live- March 4th, 2022

John Oliver Argues for Sex Work Decriminalization on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ March 1st, 2022

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to air segment about why sex work should be decriminalized. February 29th, 2022

At the Intersection of Loyalty, Rights, and Legitimate Reasons- February 28th, 2022

Getting To Zero: Decriminalizing Sex Work Educational Symposium– February 23rd, 2022

‘Crucial leap forward’: Belgium to decriminalize sex work- February 24th, 2022

Mueller found RI candidate sought help from Russians in 2016, docs reveal- February 21st, 2022

Beyond grief, Trying to make sense out of the Station tragedy- February 20th, 2022

Back to the Future: Remembering How New Times Helped Overturn AZ’s Abortion Laws- February 21st, 2022

Thai sex worker trial: Jury sent to begin deliberations- February 11th, 2022

Senator Blackburn Highlights Anti-Porn Lobby NCOSE as EARN IT BackerFebruary 18th, 2022

‘It’s Terrifying’: Now Two Asian Spa Workers Have Been Killed in Albuquerque in a Single Month- February 17th, 2022

Nearly 500 human trafficking-related arrests made in Southern California during Super Bowl week- February 16th, 2022

Compelling exhibition challenges stereotypes of sex work– February 16th, 2022

Disabled People Need Sex Ed Too- February 15th, 2022

Foreign-born human trafficking survivors must cooperate with police for visas– February 15th, 2022

The Former Stripper Congressional Candidate February 14th, 2022

Switter, the Twitter for Sex Workers, Is Shutting Down– February 14th, 2022

Mayor quits after saying ice shanties may bring prostitution- February 14th, 2022

Tioni Theus, Human Trafficking, and Super Bowl LVI- February 12th, 2022

Man Says QAnon Told Him His Wife Was a CIA Sex Trafficker. He Killed Her. February 10th, 2022

Senators Call for Critically Needed Transparency About CIA Bulk Collection; Documents Declassified at Wyden and Heinrich’s Request- February 10th, 2021

Bill to decriminalize sex work passes in Victorian Parliament- February 10th, 2022

On the Super Bowl, Safety and Solidarity- February 9th, 2022

New Woodhull Report Examines ‘Super Bowl Sex Trafficking’ Myth- February 8th, 2022

Influential Anti-Porn Lobby NCOSE Endorses EARN IT Act- February 8th, 2022

US Military Faces Crisis in Hawaii After Leak Poisons Water- February 6th, 2022

SCOTUS Just Blew Up the Voting Rights Act’s Ban on Racial Gerrymandering- February 7th, 2022

Editorial: The dangerously fake link between the Super Bowl and human trafficking- February 6th, 2022

Bitcoin has become a lifeline for sex workers, like this former nurse who made $1.3 million last year- February 5th, 2022

She was told she could vote again after felony convictions. Now she’s in prison for trying.- February 4th, 2022

‘I walked in on a detective having sex with someone they’d arrested in Charing Cross Police Station’ -February 3rd, 2022

It’s Back: Senators Want EARN IT Bill to Scan All Online Messages- February 3rd, 2022

Amnesty International Defends Report on Israeli Apartheid, Rejecting Criticism from U.S. & Israel- February 3rd, 2022

Postal Service hacking into hundreds of seized mobile devices, tracking users’ social media posts- February 2st, 2022

Is There a Constitutional Right to Sex Work? February 1st, 2022

I’m Coming Out-The Naked Therapist  January 29th, 2022

Without any compensation for the surrogate, what does this law imply about how reproductive rights are valued? January 30th, 2022

Human trafficking statistics: Politicians love them though they remain imprecise- January 27th, 2022

Tech’s Censorship of Porn & the Difficulty of Getting Paid January 26th, 2022

Much of America want policing to change. But these self-proclaimed experts tell officers they’re doing just fine. January 26th, 2022

Digital Rights Experts Warn Against the Democrats’ Sprawling ‘America COMPETES’ Bill- January 26th, 2022

Disabled People Can Still Be Forcibly Sterilized in Over Half of the US– January 25th, 2022

Authoritarian Governments Ban Bitcoin Mining. The U.S. Shouldn’t Join Them.  January 25th, 2022


Sex Work Decriminalization Campaign Withdraws Petition. . January 25th, 2022

Met apologizes to a woman for ‘sexist, derogatory’ language in strip-search- January 24th, 2022

“Men Who Buy Sex—Everybody Pays” exposes the impacts of human sex trafficking. So, this anti-sex work group made a “documentary” about “human trafficking” and they ended up discovering that “the most frequent buyers of sex are Legislators, Law Enforcement, and surprisingly clergy-persons” – January 23rd, 2022

The Secret Abortion Movement That Revolutionized Feminist Health Before “Roe v. Wade”-  January 21st, 2022

Democrats unveil bill to ban online ‘surveillance advertising’ But not GOVERNMENT surveillance, of course, or whatever third-party fascist corporation is trying to buy your information from. January 20th, 2022

State attorneys urge Oregon Supreme Court to keep Kristof off the ballot (Talk about white male privilege) January 20th, 2022

Woods Cross Police now have a K-9 trained to sniff out porn- January 19th, 2022

Prisoner details alleged beating, sexual assault at N.J. women’s prison in the lawsuit- January 19th, 2022

Native activist found not guilty in border protest after new arguments on religious freedom defense  January 19th, 2022

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes OnlineJanuary 19th, 2022

Jails In Jeopardy Following New Treasury Rule: Federal Covid Relief Must Help People- January 19th, 2022

How a Married Undercover Cop Having Sex With Activists Killed a Climate Movement– January 18th, 2022

Bronx DA drops rape charges against Rikers Island medic, blaming criminal justice reform January 16th, 2022

PayPal faces a lawsuit for freezing customer accounts and funds. January 14th, 2022

Linktree Is Kicking Many Sex Workers Off Its Site- January 14th, 2022

“Who We Are”: New Film Chronicles History of Racism in America Amid Growing Attack on Voting Rights- January 14th, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr’s advice to closeted gay teens in 1958 was unusually kind for its time January 13th, 2022

FSC Sounds Alarm About Revived Anti-Section-230 California Bill  January 12th, 2022

The National Council issues an open letter to the Biden administration in response to FBOP director’s resignation– January 12th, 2022

Ann Arbor city attorney defends prostitution law amid calls to decriminalize sex work– January 10th, 2022

We Love Prostitutes and Tax Collectors January 10th, 2022

Two LAPD officers were fired for ignoring a call regarding a robbery in progress because they were playing Pokemon Go and had spotted a Snorlax.  January 7th, 2022

Who Needs CVS? How Strip Clubs Are Bringing Covid-19 Boosters to the Masses-  January 6th, 2022

The Making Of A Moral Panic, Courtesy Of The NY Times- January 6th, 2022

Sex workers are pitted against each other in the fight over California’s loitering law on January 3rd, 2022