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Monica Shores

Entries by Monica Shores

Anti-Porn Activist's Ugly Attempts To Provoke Outrage

(3) Comments | Posted February 18, 2011 | 10:51 AM

No conclusive data exists on the harm pornography does directly to the men (or women) who view it, or to the partners of men (or women) who view it. It seems unlikely that such data ever will come to be. It's been four decades since the first Meese Commission

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Prostitution "Experts" Versus Prostitutes: Why Don't All Sex Workers Deserve a Voice?

(13) Comments | Posted October 9, 2010 | 9:09 AM

From decriminalization in Taiwan to harm reduction in Argentina, sex workers across the world have made stunning strides by banding together and demanding basic rights, including the right to tell their own stories. (Most recently, members of the Indian organization VAMP spoke out against...

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New York Teacher Punished for Sex Work Past

(29) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 5:19 PM

There's tremendous disingenuousness at work in the campaign against New York elementary school teacher Melissa Petro, who's been suspended by Mayor Bloomberg himself after her sex working past gained national attention. Critics are scrambling to find ways to get around her tenured status, eagerly suggesting that she may...

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