Well unpalatable though it may be for Julie B and her colleagues the truth is that women do buy sex and in surprisingly large numbers. The fact that women buy sex has been largely ignored, probably because women buy sex differently to men.
by JAMES KELLER
It’s one of the first times Commissioner Wally Oppal has hinted at something he’ll likely recommend in his final report.
The inquiry opened a series of policy forums Tuesday to invite recommendations for protecting vulnerable women, and one suggestion that came up repeatedly was an all-day, all-night resource centre to help sex workers stay safe.
By JIM DWYER
Last year, New York City health workers gave out 37.2 million condoms. That works out to an average of 70 condoms every minute of the year. The city got into mass-scale condom distribution to help prevent the spread of debilitating and deadly diseases.
On the other hand, the condoms are also used to mark people for arrest on prostitution charges.
“Last Rescue in Siam” is the first film ever made by sex workers in Thailand. It is a short black and white movie inspired by the tradition of the old silent movies.The film accompanies the Empower research report “Hit & Run” available on facebook, and can be found on the website www.empowerfoundation.org.
Click here for a page detailing 100 countries’ policies on prostitution, brothel ownership, and pimping. (Spoiler alert: 50% of the countries have legalized prostitution)
via Greta Christina at free thought blogs.
If you work, or have ever worked, in the sex industry — as a prostitute, a stripper, a pro dominant, a pro submissive, a phone sex worker, a porn actor or model, or any other area of the industry — what was your experience?
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If the pursuit of pleasure is good, how can it be bad for sex workers, people who are professionally steeped in sexuality? Well, it’s complicated. Over the past several decades, a contingent of feminist, sex positive sex workers have emerged, and they have claimed their right to experience the pleasures of sex and share those pleasures with others, including paying clients.
… If only women were replaced with robots!
Click here to read the full story, “Sex machine: How robotic prostitutes could turn an a crime-ridden industry into a respectable ‘guilt free’ business.” The article discusses a futuristic world, replacing sex workers with robots… so that men can have a “risk free” and “guilt-free” sexual experience. Oh and they’ll probably be made, marketed and profited off by men too, but of course the article doesn’t mention job loss and displacement for women.
By Neal Hall, Vancouver Sun
Fifteen groups, including aboriginal organizations, plan to boycott the policy forums next month of the “flawed’ Missing Women Inquiry.
“The commission has lost all credibility among aboriginal, sex work, human rights and women’s organizations that work with and are comprised of the very women most affected by the issues this inquiry is charged with investigating,” the groups stated Tuesday in a letter to Inquiry Commissioner Wally Oppal.