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Gloria Steinem, Sex Workers & The Harms of Feminism (with images) · carolleigh

Cop Fired For Exposing Department Policy Where Officers Have Sex With Prostitutes, Then Arrest Them

A police officer in Arkansas recently lost his job after he exposed a massive scheme that allowed officers to have sex with prostitutes and then …

Sheriff's officer admits using badge to coerce prostitute into sex

NEWARK -- An Essex County Sheriff's officer has pleaded guilty to using his badge last year to coerce a prostitute into providing him with sexual …

Crime

How I Learned That Doing 'Good' Work Didn't Make Me a 'Good' Person

I worked in the social service sector because I wanted to be seen as good, so it’s pretty ironic that I started working in the sex industry to pay …

New York City

"It Must Be Eradicated" -- State Passes Law Declaring Pornography a "Public Heath Crisis"

Salt Lake City, UT — Late Friday night, the Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the depiction of erotic behavior (as in …

Public Health

INFOGRAPHICS: How the Anti-Prostitution Pledge Hinders AIDS Prevention

<i>A sex worker demonstrates the use of a female condom during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign organized by a NGO in Siliguri, India, on February 15,</i> …

Public Health

Will nobody listen to the sex workers?

The prostitution debate will get nowhere as long as women who sell sex are seen as victims to be 'rescued', their views ignored, argues a former sex worker in this extract from her new book<p>Read an interview with Melissa Gira Grant<p>The sex work debate, no matter how sedate and sympathetic its …

'Men buy girls, not sex' and other myths of anti-prostitution moralists

The messaging of anti-sex trade campaigners casts sex workers as enslaved victims. In reality, it's a service industry job<p>According to the documentaries running on near-constant repeat on CNN and MSNBC, men all around America are just waiting to buy women for sex, fuelling what is referred to as a …

How do you solve a problem like Ruhama ?

As hard as the recent battle in Scotland was against the anti's, it was manageable. Oh sure, we had the misrepresentation of statistics, the …

Played Out

<b>Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.</b> – William Makepeace Thackeray, <i>Vanity Fair</i><p>As regular readers know, …

Response to Melissa Farley

by Carolina Talavera<br>Having read the article “Legal or not, prostitution remains a harmful institution” by Melissa Farley in DREGS magazine, I write …

Comment on Melissa Farley's claims regarding decriminalisation of sex work in New Zealand

New Zealand

Sex workers don’t need anti-prostitution zealots to save them

The simplified storylines are being wheeled out once again. Impoverished women sold into sexual slavery. Drug ravaged sex workers selling sex for £2. …

Equality Now, Or Else?

While Western-led feminist groups such as Equality Now continue to conflate consensual sex work with trafficking and violence, where do sex workers …

U.S. Supreme Court

The Oslo report on violence against sex workers

<b>[Hi, Feminist Current readers! Please see this response to the piece that brought you here.]</b><p>A couple years ago, as many readers will know, the …

Big Mother Is Watching You: The Polaris Project & Rhode Island

For her fourth installment of Big Mother Is Watching You, a guide to prominent anti-sex worker activists and officials, Robin D. takes a look at the …

Rhode Island

Big Mother Is Watching You: Mistresses of the Universe

Welcome to Big Mother Is Watching You, a guide to prominent anti-sex worker activists, most of them women. This new feature is brought to you by …

Abolition

“Dragged Off By The Hair”: An Indian Sex Worker Recalls a Raid

Sitting in a warm room in Phnom Penh with several other women from the Asia Pacific region, Kamalabai Pani, a sex worker and a board member of Veshya …

Human Rights

#Blacksexworkerslivesmatter: White-Washed ‘Anti-Slavery’ and the Appropriation of Black Suffering

<b>By Robyn Maynard</b>Claiming to be a modern-day anti-slavery ambassador is a highly profitable cause, one that is increasingly popular in Hollywood …

Abolition

10 Questions before supporting a Human Trafficking organization at Rate That Rescue

Human Trafficking is a “hot topic” in the social justice arena, and you’d have to have been living under a rock to not have heard some pretty …

Social Issues

GPD officer fired for misconduct with woman, report says

The Gainesville Police Department fired an officer after he had sex with a young woman he had arrested for shoplifting and illegally gave her …

Crime

OPD: Officer previously arrested in sex case is fired

An officer arrested last year on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute has been fired from the Ocala Police Department.<p>Correction: …

Crime

Self-driving Uber vehicle hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona

Automotive Industry

3 SAPD officers allegedly duped women into sex with contract for fake investigation

Hearst Corporation

Why Using Hacking To “Eradicate” Sex Trafficking Is Dangerous

<i>By</i> <b>Noah Berlatsky</b><p>As you can tell from any movie screen at the multiplex, battling against evil is exciting, virtuous, stimulating, and an all around …

Abolition

Anti-trafficking campaign harms migrant sex workers

×<p>Reynaldo Vasconcelos/CP photo<p>Toronto residents protest the Harper government's prostitution law in June 2015.<p>On January 31, Butterfly (Asian and …

The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

Cambodian authorities are pushing former sex workers into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.<p>Cambodia's aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities there are actually forcing …

Phnom Penh

Cambodian Program Sends Sex Workers to Sweatshops

In case you still weren’t sure how you felt about labor practices in Cambodia’s growing apparel manufacturing sector, maybe this will help get you …