The Week In Links: April 27

by suzyhooker on April 27, 2012 · 2 comments

in The Week in Links

Spirit Airlines ran (and swiftly pulled) this Secret Service-spoofing ad for flights to Cartagena.

The Secret Service scandal has mainstreamed talk of how decriminalizing prostitution would benefit American sex workers. This article at by Abby Ellin is a good intro for laypeople and heartening for us.

And the Secret Service continue to be under fire.

“Tinie Tempah has admitted that hip-hop is bad for you—because it gives men unrealistic expectations of what strip clubs are like.”

A $5.5 million sex worker “rescue” center in Western Australia?

Two women who served as Vancouver police won’t be called for the public inquiry into Robert Pickton’s case.

An interesting comment thread of sex workers telling their stories.

On accused pimp Germaine “Jello-O” Wallace: “[T]he women say they’re just good friends who shared this Colorado mansion with Wallace and often traveled together. They claim Wallace made his fortune breeding exotic animals.”

Salem, Oregon mom sentenced to prison for letting her 17-year-old daughter work as a stripper.

Here’s a great not-so-little list of strip club songs.

Fetish filmmaker Ira Isaacs found guilty of five counts of federal obscenity for his distribution of Mako’s First Time Scat, Hollywood Scat Amateurs #7, Hollywood Scat Amateurs #1 and Japanese Doggie 3 Way.

British law site, The on a stripper’s unfair dismissal claim against a strip club.

VICE’s new web series Skinema debuts this week featuring Kimberly Kane. From director Chris Nieratko: “Skinema will follow adult film stars and directors in their crazy dirty world and see how the other side lives.”

From xoJane: “I’m Not Your Daughter, And Neither Are Sex Workers.” Reminds us of this Tits and Sass post by Charlotte.

CW’s Canadian import show that features strippers, LA Complex, is not doing so hot.

The hardest thing about being a male porn star. (Hint: the answer isn’t “penis.”)

Simi Valley also passes a mandatory condom law.

“Unable to open his own club, he has made a decent living through failure”: Bob Davis fights the City of Seattle.

Stripper Quotes by Mike South now available for $2.99.

Angry Stripper tweets a sneak peek at a photo shoot for a Diary of an Angry Stripper app that will include “stripper workout vids, pole tricks and more.”

Porn actress to star in Bollywood horror film.

Bands and pop singers are signing a petition against Really, you guys?

Meanwhile, other people are upset about a Groupon tour of the Armory.

And finally, welcome to the fictional universe where conventionally attractive petite women are discriminated against and shunned from sororities. Maybe these sexy shorties should try Tiny Tuesday.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Miss L April 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Hey, does anyone know of a counter-petition or other action item to support backpage?


Lana Fox May 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

Thank you so much for posting these! The article is fantastic.


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