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The Week in Links: August 19

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A Ron Paul supporter turned to the Austin Chronicle to solicit dirt on opposing presidential candidate Rick Perry. Seeking to expose Perry’s family values platform as hypocritical, Paul supporter Robert Morrow specifically asked strippers and escorts to come forward.

SocialiteLife.com published an interview with former Jesse James mistress/stripper/model/alleged white supremacist Michelle “Bombshell” McGee.

Gender Across Borders is looking for contributions for an upcoming series on stigma, shame, and sexuality.

Shocker: Yet another police officer has been arrested for extorting sex from a prostitute.

PDX Stone of The Other Side of the Rail (a great customer perspective blog), wrote a piece on how to date a stripper. The opening lines: “You can’t. Just quit right now.”

Mattel accidentally (we hope) advertised a phone-sex line on a toy tow truck. Whatever you do, do NOT call 1-800-FAST-TOW.

Jodi Hoskins, former office manager of a Salt Lake City escort service, lost an appeal of her tax evasion conviction. She was sentenced to three years in prison. Psst, pay your taxes.

GoDaddy is cashing in on the new .xxx domain names, charging up to 17 times the price of a standard .com domain name, as predicted by Trixie in a MarchTits and Sass piece.

James Mitchell, son of San Francisco porn mogul Jim Mitchell, was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend.

Seventy-four people were arrested in a prostitution sting in Washington, D.C. last weekend.

South African author, radio show host, and sex and relationship therapist Marlene Wasserman (a.k.a. Dr. Eve) advocates for the decriminalization of sex work.

A Huffington Post writer who tried out a pole dance class made sure to incorporate degrading stereotypes into the first line of  her article.

The push for mandatory condom use in porn continues in Los Angeles.

A new prostitution documentary premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Salon caught wind of a twitter exchange between alt pornographers Furry Girl and Madison Young. Jezebel caught wind of the Salon piece, and from there it rapidly spread around the blogosphere this week. Furry responded and Maggie Mayhem wrote the be-all end-all post on the matter.

In the greatest press release ever, Abercrombie & Fitch will pay former male stripper/current Jersey Shorean Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to not wear their clothing.

Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Biel among list of actors to star in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike.



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