BITCH MEDIA: A Man Walks Into a Day Spa

In January 2019, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Palm Beach business called Orchids of Asia Day Spa two days in a row. We know this because the day spa was the target of a sting…


OPEN DEMOCRACY: How I became an advocate for sex workers’ rights

I used to think that people who did sex work had found themselves in a situation where they had no choice but to do sex work, and that the job of feminists was to help sex workers find alternative…


ROLLING STONE: Sex Workers Built OnlyFans. Now They Say They’re Getting Kicked Off

Last March, Allie Awesome, an adult-content creator, woke up one Sunday morning to check her DMs on OnlyFans, only to realize she couldn’t log into her account. Launched in 2016, OnlyFans is a social…


OPEN DEMOCRACY: Rights, rescues and resistance in the global movement for sex workers’ rights – introducing the series

The sex worker rights movement has grown significantly over the past two decades. Sex workers have organised to demand recognition of sexual labour as labour; challenge stigma, discrimination, and…


BUZZFEED NEWS: Democratic Voters Are Opening Up To Decriminalizing Sex Work

Inside a congressional office building on a recent Tuesday, Kate D’Adamo had a tough sell. D’Adamo had spent the year lobbying in the US Capitol on behalf of sex workers, a workforce that’s often…


REFINERY 29: My Body, My Work

Sex work is real work. That’s the battle cry led by sex workers in New York state fighting to stop the criminalization of their labor. Last June, a handful of Democrat lawmakers introduced the Stop…


NOW THIS: This lawyer is fighting to decriminalize sex work in New York

Lawyer Jared Trujillo is fighting to change the law criminalizing sex work in New York. “Sex work is inherently work,” he explained. “It’s how people feed their families. It’s how people put clothes…