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November 18, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein Isn’t Going Away
In the absence of a full reckoning, conspiracy theories about Epstein fester and allow the far right to exploit the popular mistrust of elites.
September 19, 2019
Margaret Atwood Shouldn’t Exonerate Aunt Lydia
Atwood’s sequel to
gives undue credit to Gilead’s misogynistic female enabler.
July 10, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein Embodies Elite Impunity
The arrest of one man is not enough. We have to fight the system that allowed a wealthy child molester to escape real justice.
December 13, 2018
Who’s Afraid of a Sex Workers’ Union?
A movement for sex workers’ rights is gaining momentum in Spain—but it’s facing opposition from the national government and some feminists.
March 30, 2018
New Legislation Aimed at Fighting Trafficking on Digital Platforms Could Put Sex Workers in Danger
By closing down online portals, politicians are pushing sex workers onto the streets.
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December 16, 2015
Trans Sex Workers Are 25 Times More Likely to Be HIV Positive Than the General Population
Here’s what can be done to push back against this unacceptable trend.
September 25, 2015
Why Do Sex-Work Diversion Programs Fail?
New York’s scheme to divert sex workers from the criminal justice system has often further criminalized them.
August 12, 2015
Amnesty International Is Finally on the Right Side of the Sex Work Struggle
The international organization's bold move is lauded as a strong first step by those it affects the most—individuals within the sex industry.
Melissa Gira Grant
August 6, 2015
Amnesty International’s Long-Due Support for Sex Workers Rights
The international organization has a history of facing controversial issues. This week, it hopes to tackle sex work decriminalization.
Melissa Gira Grant
October 6, 2014
Are New York’s Sex Workers Getting Their Fair Day in Court?
The courts want to offer sex workers “compassion”—but maybe agency would be more useful.