THE GUARDIAN: New York to consider changing rape shield law to protect sex workers

When rape shield laws spread across the country in the 1970s to protect sexual misconduct victims from having their sexual histories used against them in court, women could finally come forward…


DAZED: Why sex workers deserve rights like any other workers

Sex workers have been spoken for, over, and down to for too long. Marginalised, patronised, and totally misrepresented in the mainstream media, it’s no wonder that the reality of sex workers’ lives…


EVERYDAY FEMINISM: If Your Goal In Therapy Is To ‘be Happy,’ You Might Want To Rethink That. Here’s Why.

When I first walked into a therapist’s office when I was 18-years-old, I had one goal and one goal only: “I just want to be happy,” I said. Up until that point, I couldn’t really remember what that…


ECNMY: How should economists think about sex work?

Sex work, like all work, is the swapping of a person’s labour (in this case, sexual services) for money or goods. People of all genders, sexualities and backgrounds work in the sex industry, and job…


ROLLING STONE: Are Sex Workers Becoming a Viable Political Bloc?

Not long ago, most porn stars, escorts, strippers and cam-girls wouldn’t feel comfortable entering the political scuffle. But thanks to a confluence of factors — including Stormy Daniels, arguably…


VICE: Your Job Has More in Common with Sex Work Than You Think

You probably have opinions about sex work. If you are a certain sort of feminist, you might think it is disgusting, dehumanizing, and completely unacceptable—that pornography is little more than…


INDIE WIRE: Margaret Cho-Backed Web Series About a Queer Asian Dominatrix

In a career spanning more than two decades, Margaret Cho has endeared herself to so many by saying things you’re not supposed to say. Whether it’s talking openly about experiences with eating…


GOTHAMIST: Survey Shows Women Paying 'Pink Tax' To Avoid Sexual Harassment On The Subway

Myriad different factors make the New York City subway a very gross place, chief among them the outsized possibility that—especially if you identify or present as a woman—some skeevy stranger will…


COUNTER PUNCH: It’s Time to Decriminalize Sex Work

Two New York City Democratic Socialist were overwhelmingly victorious in the November 6th elections – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the U.S. House for the 14th District (Bronx-Queens) and Julia…


SLATE: It’s Time to Recenter Kink and BDSM as Part of Radical Queer History

This piece is part of the Radical issue, a special package from Outward, Slate’s home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here. When we celebrate queer history, we’re usually…