Intimate Archive: M DANTE Interviews SLIXA For The Erotic Literary Salon 

2013 M.DANTE & THE EROTIC LITERARY SALON PHILADELPHIA  SLIXA IS RADICALLY DIFFERENT  Instantly we see that SLIXA is beautifully, radically different from other adult ad sites, potentially firm competition for the nearly twenty year old Eros, and obviously a world beyond the Back Page classifieds of Craig's List. http://theeroticsalon.com/blog/the-slixa-revolution-radically-different-on-line-private-adult-service-site/ SLIXA launched December 2012, coming on … Continue reading Intimate Archive: M DANTE Interviews SLIXA For The Erotic Literary Salon 

Sex Worker Rights ARE Human Rights, though not necessarily feminist rights 

After fifteen years the primary question to my senior study is clearly answered: sex worker rights are not women's rights or feminist rights - they are human rights deserving of protection and policy. - M DANTE 1/2017 Re/Post from  SWOP USA on lack of solid sex work inclusion at women's march  Women's March DC Flip-Flops … Continue reading Sex Worker Rights ARE Human Rights, though not necessarily feminist rights 

Sex Worker Rights ARE Human Rights, though not necessarily feminist rights. 

After fifteen years the primary question to my senior study is clearly answered: sex worker rights are not women's rights or feminist rights - they are human rights deserving of protection and policy. - M DANTE 1/2017 Re/Post  of X Biz Article on --@AngieRowntree of Ssssh: When I founded Sssh in 1999, “porn for women” … Continue reading Sex Worker Rights ARE Human Rights, though not necessarily feminist rights. 

Pennsylvania Defined As  Draconian On Prostitution 

According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), at least 914 individuals, mainly women, were imprisoned state-wide for repeat prostitution charges from 2010 through 2015. The astronomical financial cost to imprison women with prostitution convictions presents a compelling reason to abolish recidivist provisions for prostitution.

100 Years of the Sex Workers’ Rights Movement

Wishing you the best of show and exhibition –

US PROS Collective

Tenderloin Museum and the Center for Sex & Culture present:

Wednesday January 25th, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm

Program: 6-8 pm

Procession: 8-9 pm

Presented by the Tenderloin Museum and the Center for Sex & Culture
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 2017) —

On January 25th, join the Tenderloin Museum and the Center for Sex & Culture to celebrate the 100th anniversary of San Francisco’s 1917 sex worker march. On January 25th, 1917 Reggie Gamble and Maude Spencer, two madams of the Uptown Tenderloin vice district, organized a demonstration against the planned Valentine’s Day eviction of San Francisco’s brothels. Targeting anti-vice reformer Rev. Paul Smith, nearly 300 prostitutes stormed the reverend’s church and took over the pulpit, demanding that the congregation hear their concerns. Reggie Gamble’s speech, which was covered by every one of the city’s major newspapers, demanded economic justice and a halt to the looming evictions that threatened to displace…

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Philly Combats Sexual Slavery in City

Philly Combats Sexual Slavery in City with 1.3 million dollar task force grant. Intensifying efforts to combat human trafficking, authorities Wednesday announced a new task force - funded by a $1.3 million federal grant - to sharpen the focus on "a wretched crime" that makes sex slaves of vulnerable adults and children. "It's a global … Continue reading Philly Combats Sexual Slavery in City

SKIN TAX: Pa Dancer Door Fee To Pay For Domestic Violence & Rape Shelters?

Harrisburg to consider a ‘user fee’ for strip clubs and adult entertainment in PA The bill, from a suburban Philly Republican and a Berks County Democrat, is modeled on Texas law. Cassie Owens, Reporter/Curator BILLY PENN  January 17, 2017 at 9:00 am A pair of Harrisburg lawmakers have a plan to levy a $5 entrance … Continue reading SKIN TAX: Pa Dancer Door Fee To Pay For Domestic Violence & Rape Shelters?

NH Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Are sex workers actively participating in decisions affecting our lives?  Not in Pennsylvania. Thank you, New Hampshire: HB287! HOUSE BILL 287 AN ACT establishing a committee to study decriminalizing sex work. SPONSORS: Rep. E. Edwards, Hills. 11; Rep. Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. McGuire,Merr. 29; Rep. Murray, Rock. 24 COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety Thank you, … Continue reading NH Criminal Justice and Public Safety

AK SB 21: Pa Contributes Support

Senator McGuire - As a former victim of U.S. domestic minor sex  trafficking, I appeal to your  compassion. Sex trafficking victims and sex workers need equal access to the law without discrimination, and without fear of harassment or arrest. SB 21 would allow anyone in Alaska’s sex trade, whether by choice, circumstance, or coercion, to … Continue reading AK SB 21: Pa Contributes Support

Hawaii Five Oh HB 1902

Police can touch my what? Sexual interaction with women under investigation for sex trafficking and prostitution? HAWAII: You shouldn’t write any legislation that would allow law enforcement to sexually assault or abuse vulnerable populations in any way and that’s what HB 1902 proposes to do in section 12(5). Legislation like this prevents sex trafficking victims and prostitutes from access to equal protection under the law and the due process protections of the justice system.

18/2257: Exposed As Unconstitutional In Philadelphia Court

U.S. Judge: Key Portions of 2257 Are Unconstitutional     A federal judge today, siding with the Free Speech Coalition and other plaintiffs, declared unconstitutional key portions of 18 U.S.C. §§2257 and 2257A, the federal performer record-keeping statutes for adult entertainment producers. U.S. Judge: Key Portions of 2257 Are Unconstitutional By Rhett Pardon Jan 6, … Continue reading 18/2257: Exposed As Unconstitutional In Philadelphia Court

Tabled, tho Telling: NH HB 1614

Originally posted on Union Lip Service  Update on: NH HB 1614 TABLED tho TELLING: Vote shy by just seven (7) votes! Industry advocates from left to right, Bella, Elizabeth Edwards, Rachel West + Caitlin Edwards: Good work, ladies. We salute your efforts on behalf of safer work conditions, and human rights for sex workers!Watch Rep … Continue reading Tabled, tho Telling: NH HB 1614

N.H. HB 287 Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

HB 287 - AS INTRODUCED 2017 SESSION 17-0736 04/01 HOUSE  BILL 287 AN ACT establishing a committee to study decriminalizing sex work. SPONSORS: Rep. E. Edwards, Hills. 11; Rep. Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Murray, Rock. 24 COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety ---------------------------------------------------------------- ANALYSIS This bill establishes a committee to study the decriminalization of sex work. … Continue reading N.H. HB 287 Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

Amnesty International Policy in Brief

Suggested policy sets out states’ obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of sex workers. It also details the actions by states that Amnesty International believes will best address the barriers that sex workers routinely face in realizing their rights. This policy is grounded in the principles of harm reduction, gender equality, recognition of the personal agency of sex workers, and general international human rights principles.