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Ten Ways to Distinguish Yourself From a Hooker

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 05.01.2012 | Comedy
Tamara Shayne Kagel

I'm starting to think more and more about taking my boyfriend's money. So if he does start paying my rent, have I crossed the line into the murky waters of prostitution? I decided to look for signs.

Changing the Conversation About Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

Sexual exploitation is caused by exploiters. This isn't a revolutionary idea, but it's one that our culture buries in favor of other messages, especially when it comes to the sex trade.

Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking

Nicki Richesin | Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

I have always been proud to call progressive, liberal San Francisco my adopted home, until now. I was horrified to learn that San Francisco is one of the centers for international crime networks that smuggle and enslave women.

Prostitute Electrocuted While Drying Client's Clothes

Posted 02.27.2012 | Weird News

A sex worker in Zimbabwe electrocuted herself while drying her client's garments on a clothesline -- and now her family wants the client to pay up. ...

Prostitute Or Sex Trafficking Victim: Is There A Difference?

Jane Wells | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact
Jane Wells

"I challenge you to tell the difference between a nude prostitute and a classy lady in the nude" said the lawyer (of Dominique Strauss-Kahn). "The de...

Whitney Houston, One Amazing Crack Ho: An Open Letter to John and Ken

Erin Harper | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices
Erin Harper

Until now, I have not written about Whitney Houston, largely because so many others have. However, when I learned that Los Angeles radio hosts, John and Ken of KFI AM 640 had referred to Ms. Houston as a "crack ho", I could not remain silent.

Flawed Inspiration

Bethany St. James | Posted 04.20.2012 | Style
Bethany St. James

The fact is that we are, more often than not, much harder on ourselves than anyone else is. In my experience, men and women often believe that being attractive on the outside has something to do with being attractive on the inside.

Ugandan Youth Work to Address Issues In Kampala's Most Notorious Slum

Heather Box | Posted 04.15.2012 | Good News
Heather Box

"I want people of the world to know that people like me come from Bwaise. I know you know about the floods, about the poverty, about the sex work. But I want you to know that there are also inspired, committed young people!"

Stereotyping and Prejudice Is Alive and Well in American Society

Bethany St. James | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Bethany St. James

The stereotype that prostitutes are drug-addicted women with sad childhoods was, and remains, prevalent.

Faux Cop Fools Prostitutes Into Sex

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.03.2012 | Crime

Cops are on a manhunt for a con artist in Toronto who they say has been posing as an undercover cop and demanding sex from prostitutes in exchange for...

Sex and the City

Ed Shurna | Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

On January 19th, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Law Project honored the two judges for their vision and courage in creating an alternative to incarceration for women involved in the sex trade.

The Truth About Modern Sex Slaves

Corban Addison | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Corban Addison

There are more slaves in the world today than were taken from Africa in the four centuries of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade--over 27 million. Of those, two million are children exploited in the commercial sex trade.

German City Installs Prostitute Parking Meters

Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

The city of Bonn, Germany, collected around $20,000 last year from prostitution taxes paid via automated curbside pay stations or "sex meters." Under ...

Former Prostitute Fights Human Trafficking With Hot Cocoa

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

At 12 she was a prostitute. By her teenage years she was homeless. Now, at 49, Theresa Briscoe is helping other women escape the suffering she once en...

Escort Ads, Sex Slaves and Four Dead Women

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

If Backpage.com can't monitor its ads carefully enough to keep nudity out of its ads, how can anyone believe that it can keep underage people from being offered up for sale?

I Am A Legal Prostitute

Bethany St. James | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Bethany St. James

It might sound odd to take advice from a woman who is paid to pleasure the public, but I can assure you, the more you listen, the less the public will need my services.

Prostitution, Recovery And The WINGS Court

Gapers Block | Shipping Included | Posted 03.10.2012 | Chicago

"Nina" smoked crack and sold sex on Chicago's South Side for 33 years, racking up dozens of arrests, spending years in prison and losing custody of he...

Barbara Terry, 52-Year-Old Prostitute, Has Worked Bronx Streets For 30 Years

Posted 01.03.2012 | New York

Barbara Terry has been arrested hundreds of times for prostitution, sometimes serving days or weeks at Rikers Island, but the 52-year-old Bronx woman ...

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...

Former Teacher Poses Nude For 'Penthouse'

Posted 12.22.2011 | Education

After being forced to leave her teaching job due to her former life as a sex worker, Melissa Petro has embraced the media's portrayal of her in a spre...

David Lohr

Escort Offers Johns 'Toys For Tots' Discount

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.15.2011 | Weird News

Competition has spiked among retailers this holiday season, and the sex industry is no exception. A Texas escort is trying to beat the competition by ...

Teen Prostitution A Growing Concern At Berkeley High School

| Posted 02.13.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert The Berkeley community is freaking out over increasing reports of ...

Modern Day Slavery -- Say What?

Henry Freeman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Crime
Henry Freeman

Could it really be true that a being so intelligent like man, still hasn't evolved to a level where slavery and abuse of others are just memories of a cruel past? Do a little searching and some real disgust starts to develop.

Ex-Dolphins Player Among 280 Arrested In Broward Drugs and Prostitution Sweep

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 12.02.2011 | Miami

South Florida has 280 less reasons to worry after a massive multi-agency bust in Broward County. Nearly three hundred street-level drug dealers, prost...

Making Sex Workers Visible in the Village Voice Ad Controversy

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Media
Michelle Chen

The perspectives of sex workers are sidelined in the public discourse on sex ads. Of the many politically savvy voices that fill the debate, few belong to the human beings on whose bodies this culture war is being waged.