2021 Articles

Time’s Up A Call to Ban the Use of Sex as an Investigatory Tactic In Alaska

An OnlyFans Creator Is Facing Jail Time in Singapore for ‘Obscene’ Content- December 21st, 2021


The lawsuit alleges Fairfax police officers protected sex trafficking ringDecember 22st, 2021


DOJ relaxes policy to recall federal prisoners released to home confinement to slow coronavirus spread- December 21st, 2021

What Tracing The Steps Of The Green River Killer Taught Me About Violence In Sex Work- December 20th, 2021

AAPI advocates say Massachusetts city council member should resign over racist Halloween costume December 17th, 2021

SYSTEM FAIL: The Unsolved Murder of Rickie Jolene Bowen Morgan- Part One

SYSTEM FAIL: The Unsolved Murder of Rickie Jolene Bowen Morgan: Part Two- December 16th, 2021

A QAnon con: How the viral Wayfair sex trafficking lie hurt real kids- December 16th, 2021

French Regulator Threatens to Block Top 5 Tube Sites Over Age Verification December 15th, 2021

Putnam County Police Officer Wayne Peiffer Accused Of Protecting Sex Trafficking Ring In Exchange For Sex With Women- December 14th, 2021

Judge Grants 402 Models Copyrights to Their GirlsDoPorn Content- December 13th, 2021

Two more Fort Myers Police officers fired after internal affairs investigationsDecember 11th, 2021

Council of Europe Issues Resolution Recommending Sweeping Porn RegulationDecember 10th, 2021

Florida inmate uses TikTok videos to expose prison issues [link] December 9th, 2021

Kenyan sex workers demand recognition of their rights amid violence and murder- December 9th, 2021



Abortion is a Class IssueDecember 8th, 2021

Bristol-Warren schools again under fire for racist policies– December 6th, 2021

A former Kamala Harris staffer says aides have to endure a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism’: report- December 5th, 2021

WGCZ Engages Top Law, Communications Firms in French Censorship Fight- December 3rd, 2021

US ‘dark money groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas- December 3rd, 2021

Superheroes and Superhoes; The Naked Therapist- December 2nd, 2022

Another Porn Site Says Banks Forced It to Stop Paying Sex Workers– December 2nd, 2021

What Does Asexual Mean? 14 Signs & Considerations To Know If You’re Ace- November 29th, 2021


A Charlottesville Jury Ordered White Nationalists To Pay $25 Million To Victims Of The “Unite The Right” Rally- November 23rd, 2021

Why Mastercard’s New Porn Rules Should Scare Everyone-November 17th, 2021

Over-Policing Sex Trafficking: How U.S. Law Enforcement Should Reform Operations- November 15th, 2021

3G shutdowns could leave most vulnerable without a connection- November 13th, 2021

‘Sex workers, reggae girls, squatters, all the ones who didn’t fit in’: how Rebel Dykes reveals a secret lesbian historyNovember 11th, 2021

The Call is Coming From Inside the House- November 11th, 2021

Ron Jeremy: The Complete, Chronological Criminal Allegations Untangled- November 8th, 2021

Will Sex-Doll Brothels Change the Future of Sex Work?- November 8th, 2021

Former Supporters Walk Away from Anti-Trafficking GroupNovember 3rd, 2021

American Psychological Association apologizes for contributing to systemic racism- November 1st, 2021

Reproductive Rights Behind Bars: Inside One of the Oldest Women’s Prisons in the U.S.  November 11/1/2021 link

How to bring sex work out of the shadows- October 30th, 2021

Cameroon’s sex workers seek a digital solution- October 26th, 2021

When a Miscarriage Becomes a Jail Sentence- October 21st, 2021

A woman who overstayed for 7 years tried to escape ICA raid, fell to her death:- October 20th, 2021

On Getting into Sex Work Because of a Disability- October 20th, 2021

Portland Police’s “Human Trafficking” Arrests Aren’t What They Seem- October 20th, 2021

The Ohio AG says stings rescue trafficking victims. Often that means they’re arrested. October 18th, 2021

Sex Workers Say Mastercard Ignored Their Concerns About New Regulations- October 15th, 2021

Arizona AG Threatens Facebook with ‘Sex Trafficking’ Investigation- October 15th, 2021

No, Sex Traffickers Aren’t Using Abandoned Child Car Seats to Lure Victims- October 16th, 2021

Rare Century-old images of the Inuit people by the country’s first female photographer– October 13th, 2021

How Sex Workers are Providing Sex Education- October 12th, 2021

Federal Court Upholds California’s Oppressive Restrictions on Freelance Writers- October 12th, 2021

Pelosi: ‘Yes,’ IRS ‘tracking’ of bank accounts over $600 still on the  table as opposition grows- October 12th, 2021

SWEAT mourns the death of co-founder, Shane PetzeOctober 9th, 2021

Unlock Them Up!: In Massachusetts and elsewhere, advocates are pushing for alternatives to incarceration. October 7th, 2021

What Facebook ‘whistleblower’ Frances Haugen really wants: more censorship of conservative viewsOctober 6th, 2021

Inside the Right’s Plan to Rebrand Sex Ed as ‘Child Porn’- October 6th, 2021

Websites hosting porn in the UK told to enforce age checks or face fines- October 5th, 2021

She was a stripper during college. Now she’s running for Congress and sharing her story.- October 4th, 2021

Exclusive: Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address, And Telephone Number- October 4th, 2021

Conservative Christians and anti-porn feminists want to shut down online pornography. That doesn’t make them allies.October 4th, 2021

Judges criticize Met police after woman wins spy cop case- September 30th, 2021

Atlanta spa gunman Robert Long pleads not guilty to 4 murder charges in Fulton County- September 28th, 2021

NY- Hochul says she is open to decriminalizing sex work- September 24th, 2021

Apple threatened Facebook ban over slavery posts on Instagram- September 23rd, 2021

Sex Workers Slam the Arizona Republic Article Targeting Asian-Staffed Massage Parlors- September 22nd, 2021

Under the Table- September 16th, 2021

Girl who survived Polk massacre says gunman falsely believed parents were ‘sex traffickersSeptember 9th, 2021

Police, clients, and partners responsible for most rapes of sex workers – study- September 10th, 2021

Freedom Network USA now supports sex workers’ rightsSeptember 10th, 2021

Who Lost the Sex Wars? September 13th, 2021

DIGGING DEEPER: Border Patrol agent placed on ‘indefinite administration duties’ arrested again- September 6th, 2021

12-state human trafficking sting frees 59 victims, including 2 minors; 102 suspects arrestedSeptember 1st, 2021

Police Say Demoralized Officers Are Quitting In Droves. Labor Data Says NoSeptember 1st, 2021

​​Choosing between access and sex workers’ rights in Portugal- September 1st, 2021

THE NEW PURITANSAugust 31st, 2021

Fence-sitting and its discontents: the fear of taking a stand on sex work in the USAugust 30th, 2021

Missouri AG announces 102 arrests, 47 rescues in multi-state human trafficking probe- August 27th, 2021

There is no neutral position on whether sex work is work- August 27th, 2021

Sex trafficking kids are crime victims. In Las Vegas, they still go to jail.  August 26th, 2021

Sex Workers Describe the Instability—and Necessity—of OnlyFansAugust 25th, 2021

Lost in translation: do anti-trafficking organizations reflect their employees’ views on commercial sex? August 25th, 2021

Sex worker activists are under attack in Kyrgyzstan, August 25th, 2021

“Bitcoin Fixes This.” OnlyFans Banning Sexual Content Due to Pressure from Banking Partners- August 23rd, 2021

 Here’s What the New Mastercard Rules Mean for Adult Sites, Producers-August 15th, 2021

The anti-trafficking movement has left sex workers behind August 20th, 2021

White Feminists Wanted to Invade- August 17th, 2021

A Company That Designs Jails is Spying On Activists Who Oppose Them– August 17th, 2021

The valuation OnlyFans is seeking as it kicks porn off its platform. August 17th, 2021


Portugal has shown that decriminalizing drugs is effective in tackling addiction problems and drug-related crime. August 13, 2021

Texas is the first state to make buying sex a felony. Will this help trafficking victims? August 12th, 2021

In the State Department Trafficking in Persons Report this year, I finally saw stories of LGBTQ survivors, and even a profile of a male survivor. This is a start, but it’s not enough. August 12, 2021

Claims of protecting sex workers have long been used to punish them- August 12th, 2021

Anti-Trafficking Charity Operation Underground Railroad Has Another Murky Rescue Story- August 10th, 2021

  Sex workers who ply their trade on the street perform emotional labor to convert casual clients into safe, repeat customers.  July 27th, 2021

StripTok: Where the Workers are V.I.P.s-  July 29th, 2021

Voices and Participation of Victims, Survivors and Workers: Some Reflections on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons- July 29th, 2021

Inside a KKK murder plot: Grab him up, take him to the river- July 27th, 2021

Tether Executives Said to Face Criminal Probe Into Bank Fraud- July 26th, 2021

Prostitution reform: Bonnici differentiates between consenting prostitutes and those forced into sex work July 23rd, 2021

Biden Upholds Last-Minute Trump Memo That Would Send 4,000 People Back to Prison- July 23rd, 2021

Legalizing Prostitution: Does it Increase or Decrease Sex Trafficking?- July 21st, 2021

California, Other States Eye Reduced Penalties for Prostitution to Fight Sex Trafficking- July 19th, 2021

‘I’m a Disabled Sex Worker- July 18th, 2021

NYC sex workers rampant in open-air prostitution market amid lax enforcement- July 15th, 2021


OnlyFans Creators Forced to Give Refunds to Scammers Who Stole Naked Images- July 14th, 2021

‘Why Was He Videoing Us?’: The ethics and politics of audio-visual propaganda in child trafficking and human trafficking campaigns July 2021

Working Girls: Have You Ever Heard of Surplus Value?- July 13th, 2021

Why Sex Workers’ Organisations Aren’t Pleased With the Draft Anti-Trafficking Bill- July 12th, 2021

CTRL-ALT-Delete? The internet industry’s D.C. powerhouse vanishes. July 12th, 2021

SWexit: What are exit schemes for sex workers missing?  July 12th, 2021

Filmmaker Lizzie Borden to talk sex, feminism at ‘Working Girls’ screening in S.F.
July 9th, 2021

Political Scene: From sex workers to shoreline access, there’s a legislative studyJuly 5th, 2021

Victorian government to decriminalize sex work after review hears of exploitation June 30th, 2021

Facebook Liable for Human Trafficking Connections: Court Ruling- June 28th, 2021

Facebook must face a sex-trafficking suit, Texas judge rules-  June 28th, 2021

Advocates for sex workers vindicated in Section 230 debate by new GAO report June 23rd, 2021

Did Joe inadvertently pay for Hunter Biden’s wild night with a prostitute? June 22nd, 2021

Sex Trafficking: Online Platforms and Federal Prosecutions- June 21st, 2021


Internet sex trafficking law FOSTA-SESTA is almost never used, says government report- June 24th, 2021

The Hidden History of Juneteenth-  June 18th, 2021

Newmarket stands by a crackdown on erotic massage, despite some protests June 16th, 2021

Why Elene Lam founded Butterfly, a grassroots group that speaks up for Toronto’s Asian and migrant sex workers- June 13th, 2021

The Case for Temporary Guaranteed Income for Formerly Incarcerated People- June 9th, 2021

How policies meant to protect sex workers continue to fail them– June 2nd, 2021

2 men indicted in death of Anchorage woman in 2017- June 1st, 2021

Report Documents 32,542 Police Killings in the U.S. Since 2000 with Vast Undercount of People of Color- June 1st, 2021

The state of Ohio vs. a sex-trafficked teenager- June 1st, 2021

Here’s Why I Celebrate International Whores’ Day- June 1st, 2021

The Moms Who Fear Child Sex Trafficking More Than COVID- April 8th, 2021

Sex workers gain a foothold in CongressMay 30th, 2021

Texas female deputies in human trafficking task force accuse superiors of sexual exploitation, abuse- May 25th, 2021

“I See Them in My Dreams” Says Joy Harjo of MMIW Victims after Screening of “Say Her Name” & “Somebody’s Daughter” by the Coushatta Tribe- May 24th, 2021

Child trafficking narratives are misleading May 24th, 2021

My opinion: It’s time to better laws, more safety for sex workers- May 13th, 2021

The Still-Wild, Semi-Habitable McKibbin Lofts Four Loko parties, falling maggots, and first-floor strip clubs. May 12, 2021 link

I’m A Sex Worker And I Can’t Get A Mainstream Job Because Of My Past-  May 20th, 2021

The inadequacy of the term “Asian American” May 5th, 2021


Bible passages justifying homophobia have been woefully ‘misinterpreted’, damning study findsMay 5th, 2021

I’m An Autistic Sex Worker, And Here’s Why It Works For Me– April 30th, 2021

Josh Duggar arrested for child porn, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted- April 30th, 2021

Carers in the UK can help vulnerable clients visit sex workers April 29th, 2021

New Zealand’s first successful ‘stealthing’, prosecution leads the way for law changes in Australia and elsewhere-April 27th, 2021

A sex worker from North Macedonia speaks: ‘Those who pay us do not own April 27th, 2021

“Matter of Fact” National Council April 26th, 2021

First, they came for the sex workers-  April 23rd, 2021

Judge rules key federal sex work laws unconstitutional April 22nd, 2021

Donald Trump Is Gone, But QAnon’s Sex Trafficking Conspiracies Are Here To Stay April 23rd, 2021

New York City Just Made a Dramatic Announcement Regarding Sex Workers’ Rights- April 21st, 2021

An Oregon Woman Says a Police Officer Raped Her. She Was the One Arrested. 4/21/21 link

Girl, 15, missing since July found in the cab of trucker arrested in Newport April 20th, 2021

Central Ohio law enforcement arrest 93 as johns targeted in human trafficking stings at hotels- April 16th, 2021

Sex Workers Explain Why the SAFE TECH Act Will Break the Internet- April 16th, 2021

While sexual attitudes change, society’s objectification of famous young women remains April 10th, 2021

Anti-Sex Trafficking Organizations: Where Does the Money Go?  April 13th, 2021

The Crusade Against Pornhub Is Going to Get Someone Killed- April 13th, 2021

Incarerated and Infected” How the Virus Tore Through the US Prison System- April 10th, 2021

Another chapter in a very old, very long, very American story. Scholars discuss Atlanta spa shootings-  April 8th, 2021

New Mexico ends qualified immunity- April 7th, 2021

Inside The $4.5 Billion Erotic Massage Parlor Economy April 4th, 2021

Congressman Threatens OnlyFans With Segregation-Era ‘White Slavery’ Act- April 2nd, 2021

Retracing steps to anti-Asian racism– April 2nd, 2021

Police crackdowns of illicit massage businesses pose harms to the women they aim to help- April 3rd, 2021

Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued- April 2nd, 2021

Scientific evidence for ending the criminalization of sex work- March 31st, 2021

Fear And Loathing In America: Whorephobia And Workers’ Rights- March 31st, 2021


How to Protect Massage WorkersMarch 26th, 2021

In a Massive Blow to Bad Cops, New York Effectively Ends Qualified Immunity- March 26th, 2021

After crime plummeted in 2020, Baltimore will stop the drug, sex prosecutions- March 26th, 2021

Spa Owner In Pawtucket Prostitution Sting To Forfeit $650K- March 24th, 2021

No More Vigils: The Call For Sex Worker Protection In The Wake Of Atlanta Shootings March 2021

Atlanta Sex Industry Workers Say They’re Used To Being Branded “Sinners” — And Fearing For Their Lives- March 24th, 2021

Anchorage Community Safety Alert: Troy Lyle Smith- March 24th, 2021

Saying Never Again to the Violence in Atlanta Means Saying No to More Policing- March 24th, 2021

The Problem With Policing Massage Workers After the Atlanta Shooting– March 24th, 2021

Sex Work Is Care Work. The Asian American women murdered in Atlanta provided a form of care that America has historically undervalued.  March 22nd, 2021

How Many Women Have to Die to End ‘Temptation’? March 22nd, 2021

New York Times Blames Victims in Atlanta Spa Attacks- March 21st, 2021

Anti-Sex Work Group Takes Down Pages Stoking Panic About Massage Parlors- March 21st, 2021

Atlanta Killings: Sex Worker Advocate Sees Deadly Consequences Of Overlapping Hatreds- March 21st, 2021

Tracy Quan: Don’t forget — the Georgia shootings are a hate crime against sex workers- March 19th, 2021

The EQUAL Act would finally close the cocaine sentencing disparity- March 19th, 2021

The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings- March 19th, 2021

Atlanta spa killings lead to questions about sex work and exploitation- March 19th, 2021

Atlanta Shooting Shows How Police Are Failing Asian Women- March 17th, 2021

‘A specific kind of racism’: Atlanta shootings fuel fears over anti-sex-work ideology- March 18th, 2021


Social Work is a White Supremacist Organization Too- March 15th, 2021

Defending Asian women, defending sex workers– March 17th, 2021

Georgia Massage Parlor Shootings Leaves 8 DeadMarch 16th, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: ‘He knows he’ll get away with it’: Former sex workers talk about reinstated Columbus police officer March 14th, 2021

It’s Time to Decriminalize Sex Work March 9th, 2021

R.I. sex workers seek legislative change- March 7th, 2021


Inside a Massive Anti-Trafficking Charity’s Blundering Overseas Missions- March 8th, 2021

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House Passes Bill Making It Illegal For Federal Officers To Engage In Sex Acts With Detainees- March 4th, 2021


OnlyFans ‘Suspicious Activity Reports’ Mostly Show that Banks Hate Sex Work- March 4th, 2021

Science-Based Policy Means Decriminalizing Sex Work, Say Hundreds of Researchers- March 3rd, 2021

Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests– March 1st, 2021

Anchorage grand jury indicts former Homeland Security officer on multiple counts of sexual assault- March 1st, 2021

Causing harm while trying to help women in sex work-   March 2nd, 2021

Hearing Videos on H5250– February 25th, 2021

Thanks to US laws, sex workers are fighting to stay online- February 26th, 2021

Facebook Reported 20 Million Instances of Child Sexual Abuse in 2020- February 24th, 2021

Mom says Catholic school expelled her 3 kids over her side job- February 23rd, 2021

What Trans Elder Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Wants You to Know February 23rd, 2021

Meet the madam of Bangladesh’s oldest brothel- February 19th, 2021

Now is the time to support sex workers’ rights February 18th, 2021

Philanthrocapitalists stand in the way of direct aid, so we have no time for them- February 16th, 2021

Tesco, Philips, and Global Fund to End Modern Slavery amongst shortlisted candidates for 2021 Stop Slavery Award–  (Rescue Industry gives award to itself.)

SF supervisors declare Valentine’s Day ‘Margo St. James Day’-February 12th, 20201

How we got here: the story of the Palermo Protocol on trafficking- February 11th, 2020

Larry Flynt, Porn Mogul, And ‘Hustler’ Founder Dies At 78  February 10th, 2021

House Bill 3088 would invalidate the state’s prostitution statutes, decriminalizing those engaged in selling sex, their customers, and third parties in Oregon-  February 10th, 2020

Private giving for anti-trafficking hides government inaction-  February 9th, 2021

A Teenager Has Remade Myspace and Everyone Is Loving It- February 8th, 2021

The Undead Myth of Sex Trafficking At The Super BowlFebruary 6th, 2021

Sex Workers Assist Women Arrested In Trafficking Stings Leading Up To Big Game-  February 5th, 2020

Mike Pence Lands Job With Anti-LGBTQ+ Group After Getting Booted From White House- February 5th, 2020

‘If you’re taxing OnlyFans, decriminalize sex work’, the government told February 3rd, 2021

Sex Workers Are In Increased Danger Due to QAnon and Attacks on Section 230- February 3rd, 2020

Oregon law to decriminalize all drugs goes into effect, offering addicts rehab instead of prison- February 1st, 2021

Black Lives Matter movement nominated for Nobel peace prize-  January 29th, 2021

NYPD Cop Targeted Kids On Social Media To Get Sexual Photos, Videos: OfficialsJanuary 28th, 2020

More Than 1,000 Open Prostitution Cases In Brooklyn Are Going To Be Wiped From The Files-January 28th, 2021

70+ Civil Rights and Social Justice Organizations Warn Against Repealing or Making Overbroad Changes to Section 230 in Wake of Capitol Attack- January 27th, 2021

The Vice-Loathing Reverend and the Sex Workers Who Took San Francisco by Storm in 1917-January 24th, 2021

RIP Carmen Vázquez- January 26th, 2021

My Godfather Was Joe Conforte, Nevada’s ‘King of Prostitution’  January 26th, 2021

Why Not All Sex Workers Are in Favor of New York’s New “Decriminalization” Bill- Because partial decriminalization is still criminalization, for one thing– January 25th, 2021

Tajikistan Wants To Take Away The Children Of Convicted Sex Workers. Then Give Us Alternatives, They Say.  January 24th, 2021

Was the New York Times Tone-Deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp’s Arson Attack?  January 24th, 2021

The woman who ‘birthed so much of today’s sex-positive culture’ dies at 83 in Bellingham- January 24th, 2021

Of victims and saviors: Sex work amid the pandemic-  January 23rd, 2021

The lady was a champ: Remembering Margo St. James, patron saint of sex work- January 22nd, 2021

Man who attacked trans escort with a knife and demanded ‘free’ sex slapped on the wrist with a suspended sentence- January 23rd, 2021

She Was Fired From Taco Bell for Being in Porn January 19th, 2021

Capitol riot exposed flaws of Trump’s DHS focused on immigration and not extremists, ex-officials say-  January 18th, 2021

1 in 5 Prisoners in the U.S. Has Had COVID-19- February 18th, 2021

Andrew Yang Calls For Decriminalization Of Sex Work In New York City January 16th, 2021

Washtenaw County will no longer prosecute consensual sex work- January 15th, 2021

What Sex Workers Want Kamala Harris to Know- January 14th, 2020


.Why Sex Workers Are Angry With Meryl Streep and Rashida Jones-January 13th, 2021

The Hacker Who Archived Parler Explains How She Did It  January 12th, 2020

Decriminalize sex work to prevent trafficking and abuse-  January 11th, 2020

REST IN POWER MARGO ST JAMES-   January 11th, 2020

71 Arrested in ‘Operation Interception’ Human Trafficking Sting Ahead of Super Bowl in Tampa-  January 11th, 2021

Court rules against petition to reopen brothels, which have been shut down for nearly 10 months  January 8th, 2021

Sex Worker Safety IS Human Trafficking Prevention– January 8th, 2020

Sarah Jones’ Off-Broadway Hit SELL/BUY/DATE Will Become DocumentaryJanuary 5th, 2020

Trumpists intended to take members of Congress hostage, hold show trials, conduct executions on January 6th, 2020