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China's Prostitutes Rally For Legalization

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A recent crackdown on China's rampant sex industry has prompted a backlash among the country's ring of prostitutes and other sex workers, with many pa...

Sex Bombs and Legalized Prostitution in Times Square

Twanna A. Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Twanna A. Hines

Oh, to be alive when Deep Throat's Linda Lovelace, not car-bomb suspects, brought the FBI to Times Square.

Hope for Literacy -- and for Women

Seth Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seth Freeman

A beautiful country of green mountains and scenic lakes, natural resources and hard working people, Guatemala is a troubled place.

French Sex Workers Protest Against Legal Brothels

AP | KATIE KING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Dozens of French sex workers proclaiming themselves proud to be prostitutes marched Wednesday to protest a lawmaker's proposal to legali...

Anita Alvarez Tells Congress About Child Prostitution In Chicago

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--Some young Chicagoans are practicing "survival sex" and selling their bodies for food, clothing or a safe place to sleep, according to Coo...

Prostitutes In Greece Demand Brothel License

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Dozens of prostitutes, most using headscarves or hoods to hide their faces, demonstrated in central Athens Wednesday, demanding...

China Sees Syphilis Boom As Migrants Can Afford Prostitutes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — China has seen a tenfold increase in syphilis cases over the past decade, as migrant workers made enough money in the country's economi...

The Whore Wars

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

If this book helps people see that men and women who have sex for money are mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, I will be happy. If it shines a compassionate light into the sex ghetto, it'll be worth all the slings and arrows.

Commercial Sex Equals Relational Sex?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amitai Etzioni

One need not be an old fashioned moralist to be surprised by the sophomoric nature of the New York Times' book review of Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys.

Cambodia: Collaboration is Needed

Eve Blossom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Blossom

Many see the results of human trafficking and want to get involved; but more importantly, the focus should be on empowering the mechanisms to prevent it.

DOJ Drops Appeal of Injunction Against "Prostitution Pledge"

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

This week, the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its appeal of a court injunction prohibiting enforcement of the "anti prostitution pledge" under U.S. Global AIDS Policy.

Indian Sex Workers Study Karate (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The BBC reports that sex workers in southern India have responded to abuse and mistreatment by taking up a new skill: karate. There are reportedly nea...

Vancouver, SEX WORKERS, Training

CJAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Vancouver sex trade workers need to know their rights when dealing with cameras and reporters and will be offered media training lea...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 22, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, shucks. I didn't think it'd be possible to ride in that Well Fargo wagon, what with it's wheels all broke and it's axle all draggin'. Turns ou...

Sex Workers Getting F*cked by Limp Economy

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
David Henry Sterry

"Where's my economic stimulus package? Fa' real, I believe if I could get Obama alone in a room for an hour, I could get me some of that $800 billion. Stimulate this, baby!"

Obama, Please Ignore Kristof For Now

Melissa Gira Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melissa Gira Grant

The Bush administration has supported the raids of Cambodian brothels for at least as long as Kristof has been demanding they step up a fight they are already in -- and losing.

Best Sex Writing 2009 Interview: Susannah Breslin on Eliot Spitzer and prostitution

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Breslin discusses why men hire sex workers, the media reaction to the Spitzer scandal, and why the personal stories of sex workers and their customers are important.

Bettie Page: Iconic Beauty Dies but Erotic Heritage Lives On

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Theresa Darklady Reed

While most pin-up models can measure their career in months, Bettie Page continued strong for years, earning a spot as Playmate of the Year in then-two year-old Playboy in 1955.

Stories From A Sex Worker | Emine Saner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

'You're consenting to being raped for money' A second series of the television drama The Secret Diary of a Call Girl - about a prostitute who loves h...