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Shutting Down Online Prostitution Sites Didn’t Hurt Sex Trafficking, Just Sex Workers

Shutting Down Online Prostitution Sites Didn’t Hurt Sex Trafficking, Just Sex Workers

Anyone who ever visited Backpage or the personal section of Craigslist could attest to the fact that it was largely a cesspool of humanity. People with the most bizarre fetishes and strict requirements would post multiple paragraphs ranting about their desired sexual encounters. Others would spend hours every week both visiting sex workers and then […]

Scottish Sex Workers Organize for Safety, Industry Standards

Scottish Sex Workers Organize for Safety, Industry Standards

If there’s any one place other than drugs where prohibition has wreaked great havoc, it’s surely in the realm of sex work. Sex workers often face serious physical risk as part of their job. The clients that they work with could be violent or unstable. There is also risk of violence from other individuals involved […]

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

If you have strong feelings about genetically-modified organisms, the creeping spread of corporate power and private security firms, or man-made climate change, Oryx and Crake and its two sequels may very well be the ideal dystopian sci-fi books for you to check out. Oryx and Crake was written by renowned author Margaret Atwood, whose impressive […]

DEA: Bad Boys Sexing Up Colombian Prostitutes Supplied by Drug Cartels

DEA: Bad Boys Sexing Up Colombian Prostitutes Supplied by Drug Cartels

As a career police officer and an Executive Board Member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of law enforcement professionals opposed to the War on Drugs, I have long believed that one of the most corrupting influences in policing is the enforcement of our drug laws. A lead story on Politico recently shouted […]

Take Action: Tell Georgia Not to Prosecute the Victim of Child Sex Trafficking as a Prostitute

Take Action: Tell Georgia Not to Prosecute the Victim of Child Sex Trafficking as a Prostitute

District Attorney for Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Court Fred Bright has brought charges against a 14-year-old girl in Georgia, even though she is a minor and a victim of illegal child sex trafficking. Earlier in January of 2015, law enforcement in the rural community of Eatonton in Putnam County, Georiga broke up a child prostitution ring […]

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

IMAGE: Ruby Cup founders Veronica d’Souza, Maxie Matthiesen and Julie Weigaard-Kjaer Recently, I wrote about how women experiencing their cycles should at least consider switching from cotton-based products like tampons to re-useable menstrual cups. Beyond the health and financial implications of not using tampons (reduced risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome and less ongoing/monthly expense), there are […]

Politicians Like Sex, That’s Not News

Politicians Like Sex, That’s Not News

I recently came across an article called “Your Guide To Everything Wrong With Huma Abedin.” Obviously, the author is mocking the abounding theories as to just what is wrong with Huma to continue to stand by her husband Anthony Weiner. A quick digest of Weiner’s pun-happy wiener scandal: Weiner, a former Congressional Representative from the […]

Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

by Kristen Aldrich I am not a sex worker, I am an ally to sex workers and I want to add my voice to their voices. I am not here to talk for sex workers. They don’t need me to talk for them. Enough people have talked for sex workers for long enough. I want to […]

[NSFW] Office Sex: Gettin’ Laid and Gettin’ Laid Off

[NSFW] Office Sex: Gettin’ Laid and Gettin’ Laid Off

A recent Business Insider survey found that 54% of adults have had sex with a coworker. I have not, it goes against my fool-proof sex rules, which are as follows: 1. Never sleep with a roommate: “I don’t pay them to fuck, I pay them to leave!” These are words of wisdom from Chris Rock […]

What Is A Woman Worth?

What Is A Woman Worth?

PHOTO: Dyak women of Borneo, 1890 Bromance. Yeah, you know the word. A word that has gained such a following it now has a definition in the dictionary: Bro.mance (noun) a relationship or friendship between two men that is extremely close but does not involve sex. Having taken off in popularity these past few years, it leaves […]