Exploring the history of LGBTQ+ rights, stigma, criminalization, and intersectionality with sex worker rights.
Uncover the dark history of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland and homes for unwed mothers in the United States.
Traveling fearlessly across the American West during the Great Depression and World War II, Carol Erwin was one of the many madams who helped settle the west.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers with The Oldest Profession Podcast.
The American Plan was a government program targeting promiscuity and prostitution in the United States from 1917 into the 1970s.
Join us on The Oldest Profession Podcast as we pay tribute to the life and legacy of Margo St. James, founder of COYOTE.
Examine the Mann Act and its ongoing impact on sex workers and other marginalized communities.
In this episode of The Oldest Profession Podcast, we pay tribute to Carol Leigh, a hero of the sex worker rights movement.
Learn about how the Comstock Act deprived generations of women access to contraception and why that matters today.
International Whores’ Day: Celebrating sex worker empowerment, history, and rights. Happy IWDay!
Kaytlin Bailey advocates for sex work decriminalization in Washington Blade article.
Kaytlin Bailey wrote an article for the Daily Beast that explores the impact of Stormy Daniels on Trump’s downfall.
Reason Magazine’s recent report on the ongoing impact of the Backpage shutdown on sex workers and free speech.
Pornhub’s new owner vows to listen to sex workers and improve site’s practices, including content control and screening.
Bella Robinson fights for sex workers’ rights in new interview.
Advocates in Vermont push for decriminalization of sex work, aiming to give sex workers more agency and protection.
Thanks to the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, March 3rd has been deemed International Sex Worker Rights Day.
Anti-human trafficking sting in San Diego and National City resulted in 48 arrests, according to NBC San Diego. While the intention of the sting was to catch those involved in human trafficking, some SWers were also caught up in the operation.
Senate Bill 357 decriminalizes loitering for sex work. Kaytlin Bailey, advocates for ending arrests to reduce exploitation and violence in the industry. Check out her op-ed appearing in 11 syndicated newspapers throughout CA.
On January 25th, 1917, 300 sex workers stormed the Central Methodist Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district to protest the closure of their brothels.
Lizzie Lape was a prolific businesswoman and Madam in the Midwest during the 19th century. She owned numerous brothels and saloons throughout Ohio.
The Maimie Papers was written by historian Ruth Rosen, an award-winning journalist and Professor Emerita at University of California Davis.
Based on her thesis research, Madison Phillips contributed to this episode about the history of sex work in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The infamous madams of Water Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, were dear friends and colleagues, Mary Baker (1859-1930) and Alta Roberts (1855-1940).
Lulu White was one of the most notorious and financially successful madams of Storyville, New Orleans, and known as the Diamond Queen of the Demi–Monde.
Who was Jezebel? How did her legacy become synonymous with loose, misfit, morally depraved, wicked women?
The Everleigh Sisters successfully ran the best brothel Chicago had ever seen from 1900 to 1911. Why did the mayor force them to shut down?
Stella Darby, beloved madam of Pendelton, Oregon, had a heart of gold. She is now remembered with a bronze statue and Underground Pendleton Tours.
Ella “Cattle Kate” Watson was a Western trailblazer. An independent and industrious woman, she sought to challenge gender norms to live life her own way.
Evidence of the oldest profession can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome. Lycoris the Mime is among the oldest and most influential pros in history.
Best known for his paintings of the moulin rouge, French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was also a john who (literally) lived in brothels.
Marilyn Monroe’s undeniable charisma, comedic genius, and iconic sensuality enchant and resonate with old pros and civilians alike.
Mesoamerican Goddess, Tlazōlteōtl, symbolically pardoned her followers’ sin in a never ending circle of life, sex, and death.
Stormy Daniels is an incredible self made woman and sex worker who had the audacity to tell her own story.
Unbeknownst to most, six years before writing and starring in Rocky, Sylvester Stallone was the lead in a soft core porn film.
Bettie Page, iconic pin-up and bondage model of the 20th century, had an on-and-off again relationship with Evangelical Christianity.
Special guest Jacq the Stripper joins Kaytlin Bailey to talk about American icon and patron saint of strippers, Gypsy Rose Lee.
Ceyenne Doroshow co-hosts a discussion of the life and work of an unrepentant hustler, author, and attempted murderer, Valerie Solanas.