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Why Men Oppress Women

Even if they belonged to higher social classes, most women throughout history have been enslaved by men. Until recent times, women throughout Europe, …

Why an Indian girl chose to become an American woman

I was born in India. What can I say about India that hasn’t already been said about this big, beautiful country, where the culture and history run so deep that the people there have been killing each other for centuries and centuries? India is the most interesting, smelly, soulful melting pot of …

High School

This Is What It's Really Like To Be Poor –

“Poor” is such a subjective term. To those who are homeless or starving, someone living in Section 8 housing with government assistance probably …

Hitman moves little girl out of the way before shooting his target dead

<b>WARNING: Upsetting footage.</b><p>Shocking footage shows how a hitman casually moved a little girl out of his path before walking into a restaurant and …

Caught in the life: The business of prostitution

<i>We're beginning this particular morning with a candid look at what is euphemistically known as THE OLDEST PROFESSION.<br>Although prostitution is</i> …

Two females were sold dream of love, money for sex work

Karly, whose identity has been concealed, was 15-years-old when she started working in the sex trade.<p>“At that time, when I was a teenager, I never …

The Surprising Wishes Of India's Sex Workers

I awoke to the sound of a mosquito buzzing near my ear. It was still dark out, and I could see the stars from my window, a rare sight in India when you are in the city.<p>I, however, was at least a few hours from the nearest one. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure where I was as I was never given the …

6 things people still get wrong about sex work

<b>The thing about working in a taboo field is that people think we’re more secret than a secret cult doing secret things on Secret Day.</b><p>Actually, we’re …

How many men visit sex workers... and how many SA women work in the industry?

According to data from cheating website Victoria Milan, 47.3% of men internationally have made use of sex workers, and 23.3% are regulars - engaging …

3 college students arrested after prostitution sting in Florida

Three college students face numerous prostitution charges, CBS Miami reports.<p>Samara Charlotin, 19, Acacia Friedman, 23, and Maury Noun, 21, were arrested after an undercover sting in Coral Gables, Florida, on Wednesday.<p>According to the arrest report, an undercover officer made a deal with Noun to …

Crime

Entire cheerleading team suspended amid prostitution allegations

<b>Teenage cheerleaders from a prestigious college have been suspended amid allegations of prostitution.</b><p>Coastal Carolina University has been rocked by …

My Secret Life In Porn

Sometimes, when I’m having a bout of writer’s block, I scan through the pages of my Facebook friends and revel in their latest feats. Yes, there are …

Kamla Bhasin - Depths of Patriarchy (Talk in Hindi - Pitrsatta ki Gehraiyan)

Christina Parreira worked in Nevada’s legal brothels in order to pursue her PhD

<i>In August, two Quartz reporters, Allison Schrager, who’s also an economist, and Siyi Chen, a video journalist, traveled to Carson City, Nevada to visit the famed Moonlite Bunny Ranch Brothel. They interviewed some of the few legal sex workers in America, and found that to really understand the</i> …

Judge orders client of teenage prostitute to buy her books on women's dignity

Italian court rules man must give girl, 15, works by Virginia Woolf and Anne Frank in addition to two-year jail term<p>A court in Rome has handed down an unusual penalty to the client of an underage prostitute, ordering him to buy her 30 books on the theme of women’s dignity, Italian media has …

New Secret Service Scandal Exposed: Stolen Guns, Male Prostitutes, Booze Binges & More!

<b>RadarOnline.com has obtained proof that the Secret Service is a corrupt zoo — more booze soaked, amoral and sex-fueled than even the Colombia hooker</b> …

UK MPs led by Indian-origin lawmaker urge govt to decriminalise prostitution

<b>London:</b> A cross-party group of British MPs led by Indian-origin lawmaker Keith Vaz has called on the UK government to decriminalise sex work and …

Crime

Daddies, “Dates,” and the Girlfriend Experience: Welcome to the New Prostitution Economy

A growing number of young people are selling their bodies online to pay student loans, make the rent, or afford designer labels. Is it just an unorthodox way to make ends meet or a new kind of exploitation? Nancy Jo Sales investigates.<p>The waiter with the handlebar mustache encourages us to …

The murder of Qandeel Baloch lifts the lid on misogyny in Pakistan

<i>Shaista Aziz is a British freelance journalist who writes about race, gender and Islam.</i><p>Qandeel Baloch, a 26-year-old former model and social media star became a household name in Pakistan for her bold, unapologetic videos celebrating her sexuality and, in turn, exposing the deeply ingrained …

Police stop murdered Pakistani star's brother from using blood money law

Waseem Azeem, who admitted ‘honour killing’ of Qandeel Baloch, cannot use traditional law to evade punishment<p>A man who has admitted killing his sister, a Pakistani social media star, in the name of his family’s “honour” will not be able to use so-called blood money laws to evade punishment after …

Sex worker robbed and battered to death in Leeds, court hears

A man carried out a “sustained and forceful” attack on a sex worker in Leeds before spending the money he stole from her on takeaways, drugs and cigarettes, a court has heard.<p>A jury at Leeds crown court heard how, wearing steel-capped boots, 24-year-old Lewis Pierre battered 21-year-old Daria …

Prostitute Who Had Airplane Sex With Disgraced Cops Says They Were 'Creepy, Rude & Offensive'

Two NYPD officers, a sergeant and a police fixer were arrested this week on federal corruption charges, as part of a deep investigation into …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Is Prostitution Empowering If You Choose to Do It?

Sex work may be universal, but it says something important about our culture.<p>“Sex work” is having something of a moment in pop culture. Yes, …

10 Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better

If you were to be totally honest, would you say that you really and truly <i>like</i> yourself? Or are you constantly performing makeovers on your …

‘Legalising prostitution can save lives’

<b>South Africa is moving towards decriminalising prostitution and as Zohra Mohamed Teke investigates in part two of this series, the issue is</b> …

South Africa

Canada's New Prostitution Law - Full Episode:1405

Vancouver greets prostitution ruling with relief

In the city where serial killer Robert Pickton picked up more than two dozen women from the Downtown Eastside sex trade, the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that essentially decriminalizes prostitution was greeted with relief by advocates and city politicians.<p>And many said Vancouver likely will not …