Tag: the sex trade

The contemporary cult of the ‘sex worker’

In certain social circles, praising “sex workers” has become fashionable. How has prostitution — an outdated, slavery-like industry — been made to look so modern? A BBC Three video making the rounds…

Critics couldn’t stomp out female unity at the Women’s March

The biggest protest in U.S. history took place last weekend, and women made it happen. It was a massive demonstration of female political solidarity and a battle cry against male-supremacist power, embodied…

If Trump’s attitude towards women offends you, so should the sex trade

People of all political stripes are going nuts over audio revealing Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault. While Trump defensively claimed his words were nothing more than “locker room…

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…