International Whores’ Day: Celebrating sex worker empowerment, history, and rights. Happy IWDay!
Old Pros reading recommendations for sex workers, friends, chosen family, and allies.
Pornhub’s new owner vows to listen to sex workers and improve site’s practices, including content control and screening.
Advocates in Vermont push for decriminalization of sex work, aiming to give sex workers more agency and protection.
Sex work has been decriminalized in New Zealand for 20 years, and things have been going really well there since then. Wow, can’t believe lived experience from SWers that supports the push for decriminalization has turned out to be true!
Thanks to the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, March 3rd has been deemed International Sex Worker Rights Day.
Online sex worker denied entry into the US because of their occupation, despite never meeting clients in person.
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.
Red light district proposed in San Francisco, but decriminalization is the best solution. Advocates call for resources for vulnerable people.
Sex workers are feeling the financial pain of an economic downturn, and it’s affecting all areas of the industry. From high-end escorts to street-based sex workers, many are reporting a decrease in demand and earnings.
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.
Lizzie Lape was a prolific businesswoman and Madam in the Midwest during the 19th century. She owned numerous brothels and saloons throughout Ohio.
Who was Jezebel? How did her legacy become synonymous with loose, misfit, morally depraved, wicked women?
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.
The most famous sex worker of today’s music industry, Cardi B unabashedly flaunts her past as a stripper in her songs, videos, and social media.
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.
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.
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.