RT talked with some pro-dommes about their profession. Nothing Earth-shattering was revealed, but it’s always exciting to see large news networks cover sex workers in a respectful light. The Oakland-based East Bay Express also spoke with local BDSM pros about their work this week.
A New Jersey man was arrested for impersonating a police officer to extort sexual favors from prostitutes.
A blogger at the Rabble posted a brilliant response to Canadian feminist blogger Meghan Murphy, who’s published several anti-sex work pieces on the same site.
Bethany St. James, daughter of two adult industry workers, argues against anti-sex work stereotypes in the Huffington Post.
Unfortunately, HuffPo also published Harvard College administrator Erika Christakis’ “Case for Fair Trade Porn,” full of goodies like this: “Do porn consumers ever think about where their porn is sourced? … No one wants to hear about drug-addicted runaways or Albanian teenage sex slaves.”
Writer Jill Brenneman argues the difference between human trafficking and consensual sex work, and the risks in sex work versus more traditional employment.
Berlin alternative arts fest Transmediale featured a panel discussion on sex work—an attendee reflects on the intersection of commercial sex, capitalism and consent.
Prosecutors are seeking the maximum penalty for a New York man who assaulted a stripper by hitting her over the head with a gold Rolex.
Porn company Hard Drive Productions is suing a woman for sharing copyrighted material on BitTorrent, but the defendant has claimed that porn can’t be copyrighted at all because it doesn’t fit the Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Sex workers and allies in Canada aren’t too excited about a recent program conceived in Saskatoon, which requested that prostitutes register personal info in a homicide registry just in case they get murdered.
Ne-Yo recently spent $5,000 at a strip club in Atlanta, while with his girlfriend Monyetta Shaw.
The Taipei-based Collective of Sex Workers and Supporters is fighting against an eviction from a historic brothel that they had been using as an office and educational site.
Sex worker Kayla Reinfjell is suing Vancouver billionaire David Ho for illegally confining her to his home and assaulting her. A criminal case was already settled, in which Ho was sentenced to a year probation, a $5,000 fine, 45 hours of community service and mandatory drug counseling.
New York State Senator Jose Peralta is trying to re-classify sex trafficking as a violent felony and increase the minimum sentence.