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Sex Work news and analysis from The Nation
September 6, 2021
When Sex Workers Speak, Who Listens?
The initial decision by OnlyFans to ban porn illustrates how ostensibly legal online sex work is, in reality, criminalized.
April 2, 2021
Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued
Wu, a member of the sex worker collective Red Canary Song, discusses body work at the intersection of class, race, gender, and whorephobia.
March 22, 2021
The Roots of the Atlanta Shooting Go Back to the First Law Restricting Immigration
The Page Act of 1875, outlawing “lewd and immoral” Chinese women, codified the bigotry directed at Asian women from their earliest migration to the US to today.
March 19, 2021
A Mainstream Mass Murderer
Emerging evidence about the Atlanta shooter paints a picture of young man imbued with distressingly common American ideas about race and gender.
March 18, 2021
The Massacre in Atlanta Was As Predictable as White Supremacy
There are lots of people working overtime to try to prove that the mass shooting of six Asian women wasn’t motivated by bigotry. It was.
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May 18, 2020
Puerto Rico’s Sex Workers Are Struggling to Survive
The challenge of making ends meet was difficult before Covid-19. Now it’s even worse.
Gabriella N. Báez
April 20, 2020
How Sex Workers Are Using Mutual Aid to Respond to the Coronavirus
Their efforts highlight the deep history of organizing and radical mutual support in the sex worker community.
September 27, 2019
The Subversive Joy of ‘Hustlers’
Lorene Scafaria’s box office smash is a cinematic depiction of women rebels who try to steal back what capitalism has stolen from them.
September 25, 2019
She Was a Progressive Darling for Years. Now She’s Facing 4 Primary Challenges From the Left.
New York’s young leftists are coming for longtime Democratic congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.
September 19, 2019
Margaret Atwood Shouldn’t Exonerate Aunt Lydia
Atwood’s sequel to
gives undue credit to Gilead’s misogynistic female enabler.