What’s Current: Male escort website, Rentboy, busted on prostitution charges

Seven people have been charged with promoting prostitution on Rentboy, an escorting website geared towards gay men. Kelly T. Currie, acting United States attorney for New York’s Eastern District, tells The New York Times:

“As alleged, Rentboy.com attempted to present a veneer of legality, when in fact this Internet brothel made millions of dollars from the promotion of illegal prostitution.”

Chinese tech companies are hiring “programming cheerleaders” to serve and entertain men in order to keep them happy while at work.

Growing up in the age of Internet porn, teen girls face an intensified form of social pressure to be desirable to men on social media.

“I’m tired of being kind to creepy men in order to stay safe.” Daisy Buchanan describes what it feels like to be in the double-bind of street harassment: Submit to your harasser via politeness and you feel violated; tell him off, and risk him turning violent. Women are “frustrated and exhausted.”

Here is a list of everything Amnesty International did wrong with their disastrous new policy on “sex work.” From ignoring human rights’ treaties, to presenting the arguments dishonestly, to their sham of a “consultation process.”

Male students of Old Dominion University proudly display super rapey banners on first day of school. After images of banners are posted online, the University scrambles to try to cover their ass in ensuing PR nightmare.

Banners promoting rape displayed on a frat house at Old Dominion University.

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.