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The Week In Links: January 11

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The Gold Diggers by The MacKay Way on Flickr

NPR has a story on how Australia’s mining boom is good for business in the brothels of Perth.

Our condolences to the family and friends of dancer Lauren Block, who died this week from injuries sustained in a fall from the balcony of Christie’s Cabaret in Cleveland, OH.

Well, it’s been five months since we had all those trend pieces about sex work demand at the political party conventions, so it’s time for a piece on the anticipated increase in demand during the Inauguration.

The Texas State Legislature, which mercifully meets only once every two years, is in session, and Rep. Bill Zedler has filed a bill that would require all employees of sexually oriented businesses (including adult bookstores) to wear a license on their person while working.

Ah, the old “performance art” defense for assaulting people in traffic. It isn’t working for this Florida stripper.

Just reading the headline might be enough: “Actual Plot in American Horror Story: Grown Man Drinks Sex Worker’s Breast Milk

The Red Umbrella Fund is a new global grant initiative that gives sex workers themselves decision-making powers over how they should be helped. “Nothing for us without us” is their directive.

The U.S. Supreme Court will be reviewing the government’s appeal of a decision that found it unconstitutional to require private health organizations to denounce prostitution as a prerequisite for receiving funding.

DEA agents allegedly acted as pimps for the Secret Service in Colombia.


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