Community Collaborative Survey

Data collected from this research will be used to help draft policy recommendation promoting the health and safety of US sex workers by sex worker rights-led organizations. It will also help identify what barriers sex workers face in accessing services, protecting their sexual health and reporting violence.

OOR RTK Sunshine On An $8.00 Criminal Sex Act Involving On-Duty Pa Police Chief

Pa police chief faces misdemeanor charges for patronizing prostitutes, tampering with and fabricating evidence, obstruction of administration of the law or other governmental functions and official oppression. The prostitution count for the female sex worker is punishable by up to a year in prison; the other charges each carry up to two years in prison. WTF?! Seriously?

HIPS DC Crowdrise 

Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive! Reducing Harm In The Capital: GET HIP to HELP those in the DC Sex Trade!  How does HIPS help? HIV and HEP C testing, care coordination and navigation, PREP, SNS, CRCS, Housing Navigation, syringe access and disposal, safer sex materials, harm reduction, care coordination, linkage to care, treatment adherence , 24-hour hotline, drop in … Continue reading HIPS DC Crowdrise 

Revealing Texas Trafficking Rhetoric 

How Texas’ crusade against sex trafficking has left victims behind: Re/Post of Article by: Morgan Smith Neena Satija Edgar Walters Texas Tribune: When Mia was 16, she walked out of a Houston children’s emergency shelter. She had to go, she told the staff. Her pimp was waiting. It was 2013, the day before Thanksgiving. She … Continue reading Revealing Texas Trafficking Rhetoric 

Alaska Action Alert: Help Pass HB 112!

The Community United for Safety and Protection commends Alaska Representative Matt Claman for sponsoring House Bill 112, expanding Alaska’s current sexual assault statute to prohibit police officers from sexually penetrating or having sexual contact with those they are investigating. Currently, it is only illegal for police to sexually penetrate those who are in their custody.

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 

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.

2016 Sex Work Year in Review 2016

A Pa prostitute details stepping back into the industry amidst unexpectedly intense and changing legal and legislative crossfire. Her Year in Review explores the issues of being a victim/Survivor/WORKER.

Politics of Sexual Slavery

XXX: A Cultural Exploration of Contemporary Feminism’s Relationship with Commercial Sexuality. M. Dante (c) 2003 Abstract: Questioning the relationship of prostitution with feminism, XXX investigates the history of the sex industry, and how over the last thirty years it has contributed to fragmenting the American women’s movement.  Amidst the disagreements there are issues that greatly need … Continue reading Politics of Sexual Slavery