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September 19, 2019
Margaret Atwood Shouldn’t Exonerate Aunt Lydia
Atwood’s sequel to
gives undue credit to Gilead’s misogynistic female enabler.
June 28, 2019
The Enduring Harm of the West’s Moral Crusades
On Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, the US should reconsider its global war against sex work.
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.
August 22, 2018
The Web-Hosting Service for Sex Workers, by Sex Workers, Against SESTA/FOSTA
Red Umbrella Hosting was founded by a sex worker to protect those like her from the fallout of pernicious legislation.
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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October 31, 2017
DC May Soon Be the First US City to Decriminalize Sex Work
A bill before the City Council aims to put sex workers’ well-being first.
August 2, 2016
These Korean Adoptees Grew Up Like Typical American Kids. Then They Learned They Weren’t Citizens.
Many of these adoptees have been unable to hold steady jobs or travel back to Korea. Some have been deported.
Alyssa Jeong Perry
April 5, 2016
Mapplethorpe, Prince of Darkness
A new HBO documentary on the late photographer is smart enough to realize that his power derived from his creepiness.
January 7, 2016
What the Pathetic Case Against Rentboy.com Says About Sex Work
Without victims or allegations of trafficking or coercion, the case against Rentboy is particularly weak. It’s also drawn new groups into the movement to decriminalize sex work.
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.