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Strass (Union of Sex Workers) protests the passive solicitation law in Pigalle Square in Paris on March 16th, 2013--photo by Zaer Belkalaï, courtesy of demotix.com

Strass (Union of Sex Workers) protests the passive solicitation law in Pigalle Square in Paris on March 16th, 2013–photo by Zaer Belkalaï, courtesy of demotix.com

Renowned 70s porn star Harry Reems died this Tuesday.

Apparently, you can tell a lot about a state or country by the porn it favors. The state of Kentucky has an unexpected fondness for hentai, and Britain is into girls who can squirt. Russia has a thing for Sasha Grey.

Tomorrow there is a book release party for HERE. by Lindsey Kugler at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, OR. HERE. is a “mini-memoir” about Lindsey Kugler’s experience working as a social worker and for MyFreeCams.

Dr Brooke Magnanti takes on lies, damned lies, and prostitution statistics in a Guardian article this week.

Wilmington, North Carolina police officers get drunk and arrest escorts. Good times.

A bill has been introduced to the South Australian parliament which would decriminalize all forms of sex work,  based on the New Zealand model.

African trafficking survivors fleeing from Italy to Ireland find that the government is unwilling to grant them asylum.

The fact that a Brooklyn sex trafficking survivor is escorting now apparently invalidates what she suffered before, according to the prosecution, who want to drop her case.

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