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Happy New Year to our readers! 2015 was a long, hard year for us at T&S HQ and we’ve decided to take a small break. Don’t get too excited, though; you can’t get rid of us that easily! We’ll only be gone for one piddly month, which means we’ll be back with bells on (whatever that expression means) in February.

In the mean time, could you guys do us one teeny tiny favor? Could you take our survey? Could you also perhaps share our survey? Perhaps you could post a link to our survey on the Facebooks and the Twitters. Did we mention there’s a survey.

While we’ve got your attention, please know that hiatus or not we are always and still taking your pitches! Send us your hot takes, cold takes, movie/TV/book reviews, your political analysis, Naked Music Mondays, or anything else you have in mind. E-mail us at info@titsandsass.com or tweet at us. Oh, and in case you were entertaining the idea of joining the T&S editorial team – now is the perfect time to email us about that as well.

 

Now Recruiting

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Have you ever wanted to be in an endless e-mail chain with Caty, Josephine, and Bubbles? Are you interested in the policy that affects our working and personal lives? Do you like to debate the differences between representations of sex workers on Game of Thrones and The Wire? We want you! Tits and Sass is seeking co-editors to help run the site.

Candidates will be:

1) deeply committed to sex workers’ rights
2) interested in representations of sex work in the media and popular culture
3) able to commit 10 hours of their week to the site
4) familiar with WordPress and Google Docs
5) preferably a full-service sex worker or porn/cam performer; must be a current sex worker
6) able to use either their real name or a pseudonym to represent their work
7) familiar with the site, with real fondness for it
8) from anywhere in the world—preferably from outside the U.S. to add international perspective to our currently all-American editing team

This is a volunteer position. Contact us here introducing yourself and explaining why you’re interested in working with Tits and Sass, along with links to your writing samples and online presence. We especially encourage candidates who are neither white nor cisgender to contact us.

We’re Trying Something

moneyduffelAs you may know, Tits and Sass is an all-volunteer operation. Our editors and writers do everything on the site as a labor of love for our community. But we’d like to be able to change that by paying the people who do the work you see here, so as a small experiment we’ve signed up at Gittip to see if any of our readers are interested in supporting us with small cash gifts on a regular basis. If you click on the button in the sidebar over there, you can donate to the site by signing up to give us a buck a week or a lapdance a month or whatever you feel like. Anything we receive will go directly towards supporting the site! If you’re interested in contributing in a different way, please contact us at info@titsandsass.com.

The Ten Most Popular Tits and Sass Posts of 2015

Bringing you the sex worker coverage you and your cat want to read since 2011. (Photo by jit bag via Flickr)
Bringing you the sex worker coverage you and your cat want to read since 2011. (Photo by jit bag via Flickr)

10.”How Sex Work Got Us This Far In Gay Liberation” by Hawk Kinkaid, 7/29

9.  “Having The Option: Alissa Afonina/Sasha Mizaree On Her Case And Being A Disabled Sex Worker” by Caty Simon, 3/16

8. “The State Is A Trafficker: Why Alaska Arrested Amber Batts” by Tara Burns, 7/17

7. “A Tunnel, Not A Door: Exiting Conditioned, Generational Sex Work” by Lime Jello, 1/13

6. “What The Hell Is Going On With Backpage? Part II” by Caty Simon, 7/21

5. “A ‘Whore’ By Any Other Name Is Still A Rose” by Kenya Golden, 2/23

4. “What The Rentboy Raid Tells Us About The Gendered Rhetoric of Trafficking” by Morgan M Page, 8/26

3. “Did 8 Minutes Lie To Sex Workers?” by Lane Champagne and Bubbles Burbujas, 4/27

2. “Why You Shouldn’t Study Sex Workers” by Lime Jello, 4/16

1. “Seems Legit: Authenticity, Performativity, and Sex” by Kitty Stryker, 2/03

 

Check Out Our New Call For Contributions

comeoneWe are always seeking to add new writers to Tits and Sass, and to spur along contributions, we’ve put descriptions of what we’re looking for here. Check it out, and consider writing one of these for us. We rely on the volunteer work of the sex work community and would love to have more of you join us.

Reviews

Naked Music Mondays

Cats and Stacks

Dear Tits and Sass (Work Q&A)

The Week In Links

Tourist Report Reports

Ask A Pro (Health Q&A)

Tools of the Trade/Tricks of the Trade

I Couldn’t Do It

Hall of Game

Hall of Shame/Enemies Spotlight

Activist Spotlight

Hooker Purse

My Sex Worker Role Model

Where I’m Going From Here

Email us at info at titsandsass dot com. We can’t wait to hear from you.