STRIPTASTIC!: A Celebration Of Dope A$$ Cvnts Who Like Money

Author, stand up comic, and stripper Jacqueline Frances is the new patron saint of young, enterprising sluts. A rainmaker both inside and outside the club, Frances, AKA Jacq The Stripper, is best known for her incisive, hilarious memoir, The Beaver Show, and for the addictively witty drawings depicting strip club life that she posts regularly […]

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March 3 Is International Sex Workers’ Rights Day

International Sex Workers’ Rights Day was created in 2001 by Calcutta based group Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (Unstoppable Women’s Synthesis Committee) to shine an international spotlight on “sex worker activism, resilience, community and strength!” Since then, sex workers and advocates around the world commemorate March 3 as an opportunity to raise awareness about human rights abuses […]

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Shaved Bald: The Politics of Being Outed As A Sex Worker

I’m still not sure to this day why I chose to get my head shaved bald in Midwest winter weather. Nothing, absolutely nothing, feels colder than below zero wind ripping into a freshly shaven scalp for the first time in your young adult life. No, I wasn’t having a quarter life crisis (well…not completely). I […]

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Tina Horn On Sexting, Sex Work, and The Politics Of Pleasure

Writer, feminist pornographer, and sex worker advocate Tina Horn is a perverted polymath. Cutting her teeth in a woman owned and run domme house in San Francisco, Horn harnessed her experiences as a sex worker and porn performer and director to become, in the words of Jiz Lee, “the Neil deGrasse Tyson of a sexual cosmos.” She’s the force behind […]

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An Open Letter To Those Against The Amnesty International Draft Proposal To Decriminalize Sex Work

Last week, a draft proposal by Amnesty International, which called for the global decriminalization of sex work, leaked. It was met with immediate opposition by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, in a letter signed by many celebrities and public figures, including Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and, perhaps most disturbing, Gloria Steinem. CATW […]

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Raising Support For Sex Workers: A Campaign Post-Mortem

Ever wonder what happens to your donation after a fund-raising campaign wraps? We asked Amy Saunders, the organizer behind this IndieGoGo effort how the money raised will actually provide crucial services to sex workers in Toronto. With 11,355 CAD of their 10,000 goal received, does the outpouring of support speak to a turning tide in public […]

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