The Week In Links: June 15

by suzyhooker on June 15, 2012 · 5 comments

in The Week in Links

An off-duty Broward County deputy (Christian Benenati, pictured) solicited an undercover cop from his own department for prostitution, and was arrested. HAHA.

Our own Charlotte Shane wrote this thoughtful essay about wealth for The New Inquiry.

And Bubbles wrote about obstacles sex workers encounter trying to get paid without cash on

The Angry Stripper, Sarah Tressler, is on a strip-trip book tour. “She cited Tucker Max and David Sedaris as styles she likes to emulate with her short stories.”

Kandy Klein wrote about how the Euro 2012 football championship will impact strip clubs.

A former topless dancer worked as a confidential informant for the ATF to help arrest a white supremacist bombmaker.

The Houston City Council is the newest governing body trying to tax strip clubs to fund social services.

Canada still grants visas to strippers, even under a more conservative government.

The (really pretty! even in jail without makeup!) Soccer Mom Madam (or Matchmaker, as she maintains) was interviewed by Matt Lauer on TODAY.

“As sex workers, we are fodder for the business of criminalization,” writes Civil Undressed in her post about marching on June 17th in the End Stop & Frisk Silent March.

Get ready for .porn and .sex. Maybe.

RIP porn performer Erik Rhodes.

Joanna Angel has filed suit in Missouri against BitTorrent downloaders of her films. She has filed similar cases previously in seven other states.

Malawian sex workers are currently fighting the police-forced HIV testing of arrested sex workers—after determining a worker’s positive status, the police will also announce it to the court with an additional charge of “spreading disease dangerous to life.”

A new film will star Salma Hayek as a stripper.

The chair where Luka Magnotta (gay porn star, accused murderer, and cannibal) was sitting at the time of his arrest in Berlin is being auctioned on eBay.

The Frisky tells us five things we need to now about porn star James Deen, who will star alongside Lindsay Lohan in an upcoming film called The Canyons.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

story June 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Yay, Charlotte and Bubbles. Great articles.


Melissa Petro June 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I second that! Fantastic pieces, both of you.


Carmen June 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I thought I had no attention to details. I guess that cop even beats me at it.



Irony Butterfly June 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

Wow – You guys are very talented. (I’m not surprised, just very impressed).


shinyblunder June 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm

If I remember correctly, Salma Hayek was also a stripper in Dogma (which the article doesn’t mention). Not that I am complaining in the least :p


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