Law & Order SVU: Pornstar's Requiem - People who work in adult entertainment are STILL people, just like anyone else

Last night I watched Law and Order SVU: Pornstar's Requiem, this episode was (like all the others) ripped from the headlines. This time it was about Miriam Weeks, who has been dubbed the "Duke" pornstar Belle Knox. This post isn't about the show or the rape, it has to do with one line that stood out to me....more

What's going on over at Sexis Magazine - August 27th Edition

It’s Friday and the weekend has arrived. Planning to just hang out with some good reading and relax? Good thing the SexIs Round-Up is here to make your reading choices super easy!...more

You Are No Better Than the Average Whore

People who have never worked in the sex industry - or who have never known anyone who was able to thrive while working in it - have superiority complexes. Maybe I would have one, too, if I hadn’t done it myself. There’s no way for me to know, although I’m hoping I’d be open-minded and not judgmental. Lately, I feel like I haven’t been able to escape the people looking down their noses at sex workers....more

I know I'm pretty late on this one, but couldn't read without commenting.

I work on the ...more

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers aka IDTEVASW

I know, it's a mouthful isn't it? I wish the lack of a catchy name was the reason why more people don't know about International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers but I don't think the name is the problem. I wish more people who know about IDTEVASW blogged it but I don't think a catchy name or pretty ribbon would help with that either. ...more

Thanks for posting about December 17th. It's not just that we need non-sex workers to speak up ...more

Working Girls Speak: Shame On You, Diane Sawyer

Tonight, ABC's 20/20 hit the streets looking for hookers & intending to cash in on the salacious sides of sex work ~ with Diane Sawyer as lead pimp, making her paycheck just another one of the profits earned from the poor, down-trodden, girls she herself called exploited. ...more

A Different Kind Of Authority For Sex Bloggers

Mainstream bloggers and adult bloggers have authority issues. Read about it here. ...more

HUGE Discussion on Sex Workers

Bound Not Gagged called for a Live-Blog Response to Melissa Farley's research and writing on sex work. I found out about Monday's event at $pread's blog and while I wish I had known earlier, so I could have participated, reading at BNG is making me feel better about missing it ~ many cool participants and well-done posts! So go read, and add your comments. ...more

I was wondering what people were thinking about that Bob Herbert piece. Thanks for the ...more