A backlash against progress in gender and sexual rights is common.
Experts on the history of sexuality in Canada say recent changes to the Expungement Act don’t go far enough, and they urge Canadians to reject attempts to divide marginalized communities.
Interviews with religious and spiritual sex workers examine how these seemingly opposite life choices can interconnect and coexist.
The repeal of outdated apartheid-era laws would have a far-reaching, positive impact on individual sex workers’ health and well-being.
The Menu’s real horror comes from the ways food, eating, and cooking lose their carnal pleasures under capitalism.
Regulating the sex work industry is the only way to protect sex workers from abuse and violence.
Societally, we need to recognize that sex workers have agency and deserve the same respect, dignity and aid as any other person selling their labour.
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.