Tag: the sex industry

The Girlfriend Experience ignores the true meaning of the term

On April 10th, The Girlfriend Experience — a 10 episode long series starring Riley Keough — premiered on Starz. The premise of the show centers around a law school student named Christine…

The Nordic Model is not de facto criminalization

In case you missed the big news, France has become the latest country to adopt the so-called Nordic Model (or, as some prefer, “Swedish Model”) of prostitution policy. This has led to…

France adopts the Nordic model

On April 6, 2016, the French National Assembly recognized prostitution as a form of violence against women, voting to criminalize the purchase of sex in France. Under the new law, prostituted people…

Whoreburbia: The digital gentrification of ‘sex work’

Back in 2014, I co-authored an academic paper published in a graduate journal that sought to discuss the delineation of women in prostitution into mythologized categories: social pariah, abject, and shamed victim…

Dear Nora, Prostitution is more than a ‘tech’ problem

I am full of sighs today, as one of my very fav radio hosts, Nora Young, has fallen prey to sex industry propagandists. Young, for those who don’t know (or aren’t Canadian)…

Sex tourism is sexualized imperialism

I remember the moment vividly. I was at the beach in the Dominican Republic with my sister and had just gone up to the bar to get some food when an older…