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Feminist queer filmmaker Lizzie Borden’s 1986 indie hit has been re-released by the Criterion Collection. Lizzie Borden/Alternate Current Productions

What the remastered queer film classic ‘Working Girls’ can teach us about sex work today

The timely re-release of ‘Working Girls’ by Lizzie Borden brings sex work into the public eye as activists in Canada prepare for another Supreme Court challenge to laws criminalizing commercial sex.
A billboard in Mounds View, Minnesota, put up by the nonprofit National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Sex trafficking isn’t what you think: 4 myths debunked – and 1 real-world way to prevent sexual exploitation

Children are not routinely being snatched from pizza parlors and sold into sexual slavery. Sex trafficking more often looks like ‘vulnerable people struggling to survive’ through sex.
A law enforcement guide to human trafficking sits on a table at a drop-in center for victims of sex trafficking in Washington. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

These are the customers who support sex trafficking in the US

Jeffrey Epstein may be the current face of sex trafficking, but buying and selling youth for sex is a common practice in the US.
Hotels and motels along major highways are common spots for sex trafficking. Ken Stocker/shutterstock.com

4 questions answered on sex trafficking in the US

While there’s still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry’s victims and perpetrators.
Hotels and motels along major highways are common spots for sex trafficking. Ken Stocker/shutterstock.com

Sex trafficking in the US: 4 questions answered

New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft’s criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.

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