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Rentboy Raid: the Stonewall for Sex Workers?

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.31.2016 | Queer Voices
Katherine Koster

If this is the "Stonewall" of sex work, let it not be the aftermath of Stonewall where a privileged minority colonizes and benefits off the work of society's "others."

Escort Killer Acquitted Of Murdering Woman Who Wouldn't Have Sex

Posted 06.06.2013 | Crime

A Texas jury acquitted a man of murder after he argued that he didn't intend to kill an escort whom he offered $150 for sex. Ezekiel Gilbert, 30, f...

Oklahoma Man Says His Missing Wife May Have Connection To Prostitution

The Oklahoman | Posted 12.23.2011 | Crime

The husband of a missing pregnant woman said his wife was using Craigslist to meet other men and may have been engaged in prostitution, the man's lawy...

Craigslist Prostitues Viciously Assaulted, Robbed in Manhattan Hotels

Posted 07.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — Two prostitutes were assaulted and robbed in hotel rooms by a man responding to their online ads, and police on Friday...

NYC Pushes To Fire Melissa Petro, Teacher Who Blogged About Craigslist Sex Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In September 2010, New York City art teacher Melissa Petro wrote a blog post on HuffPost about her time working as a prostitute using Craigslist's adu...

Craigslist Accused Of Being Child Prostitution Hub

The Guardian | Chris McGreal in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The online classified advertising site, Craigslist, is facing accusations that it has become a hub for underage prostitution after two young women pla...

Women Leaders Burn $100,000 Check, Tell Craigslist to Keep Their Money

Tanene Allison and Crystal Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tanene Allison and Crystal Page

Despite needing additional funding for their organization, the Center for Young Women's Development decided it was more important to keep their integrity than to financially benefit from the exploitation of women.

Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker

Melissa Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Melissa Petro

For all the "victims" of the "adult services" section of Craigslist, there are a number of individuals like myself -- free-thinking human beings -- who are are being stifled by our so-called advocates.

How Censoring Craigslist Helps Pimps, Child Traffickers and Other Abusive Scumbags

danah boyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
danah boyd

Craigslist is not a pimp, but a public perch from which law enforcement can watch without being seen. It's a lot easier to set up stings online, posing as buyers or sellers and luring scumbags into making the wrong move.

Protest on Craiglist Doorsteps in San Francisco to End "Adult Services" Section

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Conchita Sarnoff

Protesters are asking Craigslist to close the euphemistically named "Adult Services" section of their website and set a sex industry-free standard that would help to eliminate human trafficking worldwide and prostitution.

Craigslist Prostitution Bust Reveals Illegal Sex Trade Still Rampant (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATED A year after investigating prostitution via Craigslist, MSNBC has gone undercover to once again probe the illegal sex trade on Craigslist an...

Is Craigslist a Pimp?

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Schwartz

Craigslist has tripled - to $36 million - revenue it receives annually from advertising for "adult" or "erotic" services. Advertising for sexual services now accounts for one-third of Craigslist's revenue.

Craigslist Sex Ads Make Up A Third Of Revenues | Pascal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Craigslist doesn't have the most revenues of online companies, but it is almost without a doubt the most profitable relative to size. They have the...

Our Crimes Too

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

What is surprisingly absent in stories about sex slavery is the role of Craigslist. More than any other Internet venue, Craigslist's adult services section operates as a cyber slave market.

Teens Sold as Sex Slaves on Craigslist

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

It is unacceptable, in a civilized and progressive society, that a business using a website, or any other form of mass communication, can facilitate the selling, buying and exploitation of children for sex.

Man Arrested In Chicago For Allegedly Pimping Wife On Craigslist

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Clinton Danner, 32, was arrested in downtown Chicago Sunday night as he arrived to pick up his wife from a hotel where "he made her stay for the weeke...

Craigslist Prostitution Lawsuit Thrown Out

Bloomberg News | Andrew M. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Craigslist won dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, that accused the classified ads Web site of creating a public nui...

Craigslist to Henry McMaster: An Apology Is In Order

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist's CEO, does a great job pointing out why South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is provably wrong about Craigslist.

He's Not "The Craigslist Killer." He's a Killer. Period.

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On April 14, a Boston med student, Philip Markoff, is alleged to have murdered "masseuse" Julissa Brisman, 26, whom he met on a Craigslist advert. Sai...

Craigslist To Crack Down On Prostitution Ads | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HARTFORD, Conn. - Under the watchful eye of law enforcement in 40 states, Craigslist pledged Thursday to crack down on ads for prostitution on its Web...