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A Backpage.com Celebration Is Short-Lived

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.11.2017 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Alas, before the hearings were even completed, we realized Backpage had already simply moved prostitution ads over to its dating site, using terms like "Young" and "Fresh." As if no one would notice.

Young college girls and sugar daddies

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

The largest online sugar website called Seeking Arraignments, helps connect people for a "no strings attached" relationships. The website lists potent...

Young Foreign Girls in Delhi's Biggest Red Light District

AsiaToday | Posted 12.18.2016 | World
AsiaToday

[The G.B Road is the biggest red light district in Delhi housing nearly 3,500 female sex workers./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo, Ne...

Yellow Cabs and Strip Clubs:New York Sells Inequality

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 12.16.2016 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

I get angry about things, then go on and work. ― Toni Morrison Gloria Steinem often reminds us that the strongest predictor of whether a country...

Judge Set To Toss Pimping Charges Against Backpage CEO

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.16.2016 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO - A California judge on Wednesday said he was likely to dismiss criminal pimping charges against the chief executive and controlling sha...

Pregnant, Homeless, And Heroin Addicted: Woman Admits She Prostitutes Herself To Help Feed Her Habit

The Huffington Post | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

“I’ve been prostituting on and off for about three years to support my habit,” admits Niki, who says she tried heroin for the first time seven y...

Israel, where prostitution is legal, debates criminalising the men who pay for sex

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.30.2016 | Women
The Conversation Global

There are around 12,000 sex workers in Israel. www.shutterstock.com Shulamit Almog, University of Haifa How should the selling of sex be treated? Wh...

Pornosophy: The Trojan War

Francis Levy | Posted 10.26.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Two interesting sounding books were recently reviewed in the venerable TLS under the title "Human action within, Digging up the Ancient Greek sex trad...

ACLU Joins Historic Case Against Anti-Prostitution Laws

Alison Bass | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Alison Bass

A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost.

Calls To Decriminalize Sex Work Are Growing Louder In South Africa

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.07.2016 | World

As South Africa’s government debates whether or not to decriminalize prostitution, advocacy groups say the current strict legislation denies women a...

Backpage CEO Arrested On Sex Trafficking Charges

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.08.2016 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6 - Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pi...

California Agrees: There's No Such Thing As A Child Prostitute

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Yasmin Vafa

One year ago, we launched a campaign in California, called "No Such Thing As A Child Prostitute." Our goal? To eliminate the very notion of "child prostitute" in both language and in law.

Lessons Learned From A Human Trafficking Activist

Suraj Sehgal | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Suraj Sehgal

At the end of the day, as a human being, I believe we are obliged to protect each other regardless of age or gender. Don't we all deserve to live freely and without fear, our fundamental right to safety guaranteed? So let's push for this vision of a future, together!

Former Olympian Opens Up About 'Double Life' That Nearly Cost Her Everything

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.22.2016 | OWN

Track and field star Suzy Favor Hamilton didn’t always lead a double life. In the ‘90s and early 2000s, things were as they seemed ― Suzy was a ...

Ex-Rentboy CEO Finalizing Plea Deal Over Prostitution Charges

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief executive of male escort website Rentboy.com is finalizing a plea agreement after his indictment for promoting p...

Baltimore Is Not Only The Place Where Police Treat Sex Workers Badly

Alison Bass | Posted 08.12.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

It's heartening to see that in its highly critical report on Baltimore's police department, the U.S. Department of Justice excoriated the police for ignoring sexual assault complaints by minority women, including sex workers and transgender women.

90-Year-Old Gets Caught With A Prostitute And Basically DGAF

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.05.2016 | Fifty

A word of advice ― before you report a crime to the police, make sure you aren’t implicating yourself. Unless you’re 90-year-old Nicholas Salern...

Blessing The Sex Trade In South Africa: A Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Survivor Testifies

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Grizelda Grootboom recently published "Exit," a book about her violence-ridden and homeless childhood, sex trafficking, her escape from prostitution and her transformation into one of the most vocal survivor leaders in South Africa committed to ending the sex trade.

Desperate To Escape Poverty, Young Refugees In Athens Are Resorting To Prostitution

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

In this second part of our investigation into prostitution among child refugees in Athens, we see how lack of shelter and the rising price of people-s...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Bad Laws Lead To Bad Cops; Just Look At Oakland

Alison Bass | Posted 06.16.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

Last Friday, the police chief of Oakland, California, resigned amid a growing scandal involving a number of his police officers who had sex with an un...

What Life is Like as a High Priced Escort

Quora | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Quora

What is life like being a high priced escort? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by ...

How A 14-Year-Old Sex Worker Became One Of Photography's Greatest Muses

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.09.2016 | Arts

"I remember the first time I met Tiny," late photographer Mary Ellen Mark explained in an interview with Leica News. She was visiting Seattle in 1983,...

Why Jimmy Carter is just plain wrong when it comes to sex work

Alison Bass | Posted 06.06.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

Research shows that sex work is not inherently violent. Indoor sex workers, for instance, are much less likely than streetwalkers to encounter violence. One recent British study of 135 indoor prostitutes found that 78 percent of them never experienced any violence.

Teacher Gives Racist Math Quiz About 'Pimps,' 'Ho's,' And Drug Deals

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

Officials at a Mobile, Alabama middle school have disciplined a teacher for giving students a quiz containing highly questionable subject matter that ...