The Week in Links: January 20

by suzyhooker on January 20, 2012 · 1 comment

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Actress Jessica Drake at the AVN Expo (www.lasvegassun.com)

The AVN Awards will take place this weekend in Las VegasOver 500 hopeful journalists were denied credentials to the red carpet event, with tickets costing $300.

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to a law that would require condoms in pornography made within L.A. County.

Politifact investigated the claim that Tampa, FL, where the 2012 Republican National Convention will be held, is the strip club capital of the U.S. (it’s not. Everyone knows it’s Portland, OR).

A stripper and a prostitute will participate in Ottawa’s Human Library, which lets patrons check out a person for conversation and edification.

This is the worst sex work-related headline of the year, so far.

A huge undercover prostitution sting in New York resulted in the arrest of more than a hundred consenting adults.

This Massachusetts massage parlor bust give us the quote of the week: “The massage got to the point where it was indecent assault and battery,” and the detective was able to signal other nearby officers, who came into the parlor and made the arrests, Ratte said. Because, of course, sensual massage therapists often force handjobs onto the unwilling.

After a series of gang attacks at east London brothels, the English Collective of Prostitutes have called on local officials to revise prostitution laws in the interest of workers’ safety.

Vancouver sex work activists appeared in the Canadian Supreme Court this week to argue against the constitutionality of laws related to prostitution.

“The Callers,” a new musical in Seattle, centers around the lives of psychics and phone sex operators.

Apparently, Khloe Kardashian’s husband, Lamar Odom, is a generous strip club customer.

A French anti-prostitution organization recently published this worldwide map of prostitutes. Its accuracy is certainly questionable, as is the article’s claim that “75 percent of [prostitutes are] between the ages of 13 and 25.”

 

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Maggie McNeill January 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Re: That French map: It’s highly questionable. So much so, in fact, that I’m going to crunch the numbers to refute it; look for it on my blog in about three weeks.

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