A sociologist explains that the ability to claim transgender identities in India may appear progressive, but this can further marginalize historically stigmatized gender-nonconforming groups.
Until Bolsonaro’s election win, sex workers had been gaining rights. His ultra-far-right, homophobic, racist and mysoginistic views have made the reality much worse.
Higher education institutions should also consider how to respond should sex work take place on campus, such as in a residence.
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.
Strip away the sexy marketing and what you have is just another digital platform shifting legal responsibilities and risks.
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.
More people are getting involved in sex work, especially online – and it can be a lifeline for marginalized people.
New research into sex work in the UK highlights some of the changes and challenges sex workers have faced.
A missing girl, a sensational trial, and the troubled history of anti-trafficking.
Narrow, unimaginative public health responses inhibit reducing HIV, exploitation and marginalisation within sex work.
COVID-19 restrictions created life-threatening challenges to female sex workers as they weren’t able to access their medication, support or their clients.
A major review on sex work laws has just been handed to the Victorian government.
The UN warns sex workers face increased discrimination under COVID-19. In Australia, they have been an ‘afterthought’ in the country’s pandemic response.
Work in the sexual services industry has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and workers have been left without access to government support.
Strippers, by the nature of their jobs, need to get close to others. Is there a way to do this safely during the coronavirus crisis?
In today’s economy, adult video stars can’t rely on films alone to make their income. Here’s how they earn all of the rest.
From a young age, Neaera was trained for the life of a hetaira, or courtesan. Her tragic story comes to us only through court documents, but she deserves to be remembered.
Jeffrey Epstein may be the current face of sex trafficking, but buying and selling youth for sex is a common practice in the US.
Citizens-watch programs designed by police to aid anti-trafficking efforts threaten the rights and safety of sex workers.
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.