This page contains links to places outside this blog where I’ve been interviewed, discussed at length, or published guest blogs. I guess I’ll start with a link to my Amazon Wish List, which is sort of cheating because though it’s a place outside this blog where I’m mentioned, it’s sort of like me mentioning me, which is kind of narcissistic but there you are. Please don’t take this as a solicitation for presents, but if you happen to want to buy me one this is where you could go. And remember, as a former librarian I like used books, so you needn’t be shy about getting bargains.
September 14th, 2014: What the real “Face of Trafficking” looks like, on Cliterati.
September 7th, 2014: “Intersectionality” on Cliterati looks at an article about an incident in which a number of important issues intersect.
August 31st, 2014: “Cardboard Cutouts” on Cliterati presents highlights of an article revealing the truth about “sex trafficking” in the Netherlands.
August 17th, 2014: “Instant Criminal” on Cliterati explains how a government actor can turn anyone into a “dangerous felon” with a mouse click.
August 10th, 2014: “Buyer’s Remorse” on Cliterati is a look at what happens when a client feels ashamed of paying for sex after the fact.
August 3rd, 2014: “Eternal Vigilance” on Cliterati explains that those who love liberty can never rest, because those who hate it won’t.
July 20th, 2014: “Another Fine Mess” on Cliterati dissects another monumental heap of ignorance pretending to be a news article.
July 13th, 2014: On Cliterati: Police violence against sex workers is just “Business As Usual“.
June 29th, 2014: “Bread and Circuses” on Cliterati explains what high-profile FBI “sex trafficking” operations are really about.
June 22nd, 2014: “Prudesville” on Cliterati illustrates the prudishness of Everett, Washington, which is clownish even by the low standards prevalent in the US.
June 15th, 2014: On Cliterati: That whole presumption of innocence thing was “Nice While It Lasted“.
June 8th, 2014: “How Many Will It Take?” on Cliterati; the question refers to bodies.
May 25th, 2014: “Cooties” on Cliterati examines the strange and primitive belief that commercial sex magically contaminates bedding materials.
May 18th, 2014: “Not What They Expected” on Cliterati explains what happened when cops thought it’d be fun to “live tweet” a prostitution sting.
May 4th, 2014: “Blood on the Sand” on Cliterati examines the deeper implications of a high-profile mistress’ betrayal of her patron.
April 27th, 2014: “Rescued To Death” on Cliterati eviscerates the prohibitionist claim that they want to “help” sex workers.
April 20th, 2014: “Property of the State” on Cliterati looks at how governments use pregnancy to control women.
April 13th, 2014: “All About the Men” on Cliterati delves into the true motivations of prohibitionists.
April 6th, 2014: “Available Weapon” on Cliterati explains that when the weapon of a prostitution charge is available, it isn’t only used on whores.
April 2nd, 2014: Guest appearance on the Inspireland podcast.
March 30th, 2014: “The Missing Word” on Cliterati looks at articles on exploitation of migrant labor and discovers a glaring absence.
March 28th, 2014: “Lies, Damned Lies and Sex Work Statistics” in the Washington Post is a debunking of bogus anti-whore numbers.
March 26th, 2014: Guest appearance on the Euvoluntary Exchange podcast.
March 23rd, 2014: “Habitable Room” on Cliterati compares the Swedish model and other “end demand” strategies to burying women alive.
March 16th, 2014: “Delightful Conversation” on Cliterati asks what the fantasies of a murderess can tell us about “sex trafficking” hysteria.
March 9th, 2014: “Helping Themselves” on Cliterati tells the truth about “authorities” who pretend they want to “help” sex workers.
February 16th, 2014: Guest appearance on The Bob Zadek Show.
February 16th, 2014: “Whither Canada?” on Cliterati looks at the possibility that the Canadian government will accept decriminalization.
February 2nd, 2014: “Savages in Suits” on Cliterati demonstrates that all leaders are equally awful, no matter how they try to hide it.
January 26th, 2014: “The Mythical Invasion of the Super Bowl Hookers” in Reason is my most thorough debunking of the topic to date.
January 26th, 2014: “Not Good Enough” on Cliterati examines the problems with attempts to medicalize female sexuality.
January 19th, 2014: “Drawing Lines” on Cliterati criticizes those who feel they need to draw sharp lines between themselves and other sex workers.
January 12th, 2014: “Not Your Rescue Project” on Cliterati discusses a Twitter hashtag’s place in the rise of sex worker activism.
January 5th, 2014: “Devil’s Advocate” on Cliterati looks at the way rights are always abrogated for scoundrels first.
December 30th, 2013: “Concluding Thoughts” in Cato Unbound is a summary of my position and an explanation of my view on the purpose of debate.
December 29th, 2013: “Year’s End” on Cliterati is a retrospective of all my Cliterati columns this year.
December 26th, 2013: “Privileging Fantasy Over Reality” in Cato Unbound attacks Dianne Post’s argument that fantasies of “feminist” Utopia should trump the real harms done by criminalization.
December 22nd, 2013: “6000 Years of Christmas” on Cliterati is a short history of the holiday from the very beginning to the present.
December 18th, 2013: “A Baffling Response” in Cato Unbound is a reply to the essays from prohibitionist Dianne Post and criticizes their reliance on disproven claims and unsupported statements.
December 11th, 2013: “Don’t Be Swayed By Exaggerated Claims” in Cato Unbound is a reply to the response essays from the other contributors to the forum; it includes an extended debunking of prohibitionist myths.
December 8th, 2013: “Case Study” on Cliterati illustrates much of what’s wrong with the way the news media report on sex work.
December 2nd, 2013: “Treating Sex Work as Work” in Cato Unbound is an extended argument for decriminalization on harm reduction grounds.
November 24th, 2013: “Caveat Emptor” on Cliterati unpacks the layers of duplicity in an ad for an “alternative” to labioplasty.
November 17th, 2013: “Cops and Robbers” on Cliterati examines the way cops and vigilantes alike use “pedophilia” as an excuse to run wild.
November 8th, 2013: “A Modest Argument About Police Culture Culminating in a Reference to the Hare Psychopathy Checklist” on Popehat contains a quote from “Godwin’s Law“.
November 7th, 2013: “Are Fewer Men Paying for Sex?” on Slixa should be self-explanatory.
October 27th, 2013: “Catastrophic Consequences” on Cliterati looks at the dangers of letting police persecute sex workers.
October 13th, 2013: “Shame, Shame” on Cliterati contrasts the political overreaction to “revenge porn” with the virtual silence on mugshot sites.
September 29th, 2013: “Innocence Never Had” on Cliterati examines the way that the agency of young sex workers is habitually denied.
September 22nd, 2013: “Everything Old is New Again” on Cliterati presents examples of ridiculously old-fashioned anti-whore rhetoric from recent articles.
September 15th, 2013: “Sex Rays” on Cliterati looks at the idiotic belief that sex work is somehow contaminating and able to make normal acts “creepy”.
September 1st, 2013: “Imaginary Evils” on Cliterati is a history of failed attempts to produce even a few of the thousands of “sex trafficking victims” fanatics claim the UK is infested with.
August 25th, 2013: “Dark Corners” on Cliterati debunks ridiculous claims about enslaved Vietnamese manicurists in two different ways.
August 18th, 2013: “Pride Goeth” on Cliterati: an anti-gay group discovers the Streisand Effect.
August 4th, 2013: “Buttons, Bags and Banknotes” on Cliterati: the downward spiral of British feminism into silly trivia.
July 28th, 2013: “Opting Out” on Cliterati discusses the many reasons national “porn blocking” schemes are a horrible idea.
July 21st, 2013: “Spoiled Children” on Cliterati looks at the problems and dangers narcissists pose for sex workers.
July 7th, 2013: “Be Careful Who You Rape” on Cliterati looks at a particularly awful example of how laws and stigma against sex workers harm all women.
June 30th, 2013: “Back and Forth” on Cliterati shows how difficult it is to tell whether sex worker activists are currently winning ground or losing it.
June 23rd, 2013: “Give Them an Inch” on Cliterati looks at a recent example of the “first they came for the…” phenomenon, in Greece.
June 9th, 2013: “Long Spoon” on Cliterati advises caution when dealing with false allies, and praises a few real ones.
June 2nd, 2013: ”International Whores’ Day” cross-posted on Cliterati.
May 26th, 2013: “Ad Absurdum” on Cliterati examines the ridiculous and harmful consequences of laws against consensual activities.
May 19th, 2013: “Public Property” on Cliterati looks at the common but barbaric belief that women’s bodies are the property of society at large.
May 5th, 2013: “Sold Out” on Cliterati is a strong criticism of mainstream gay rights activism for abandoning anyone who isn’t “normal” enough.
April 28th, 2013: “Unmentionables” on Cliterati looks at several examples of the weird, primitive superstitions which persist about sex.
April 21st, 2013: “It’s Complicated” on Cliterati uses an article by an “investigative journalist” as a lesson in moral complexity and ambiguity.
April 14th, 2013: “Somewhere in the Middle” on Cliterati points out that despite the claims of prohibitionists, most behaviors related to sex work are really very normal.
April 7th, 2013: “Chauvinism” on Cliterati explains that opposition to harlotry, hijab and homosexuality are all motivated by the same thing.
March 31st, 2013: “Monsters” on Cliterati asks who the real monsters are when sexual minorities are persecuted, sometimes to death.
March 24th, 2013: “Under the Bus” on Cliterati compares the decision to exclude sex workers from an international women’s rights statement to an infamous political deal from American history.
March 17th, 2013: “China Dolls” on Cliterati explores the truth about European porn ban proposals.
March 10th, 2013: “Awakening” on Cliterati discusses the re-emergence of the sex worker rights movement after decades of near-obscurity.
March 3rd, 2013: “International Sex Worker Rights Day” cross-posted on Cliterati.
February 28th, 2013: “Voiceless Cargo” by Matt Henderson in the Albany Times-Union is an article on the symposium in which I appeared, and leads off by discussing my talk. I apologize for the truly awful picture of me; the second one is much better, though I seem to be squinting in both. Don’t miss the comment which describes this blog as “disgusting” and suggests I should have worked two jobs for far less money.
February 24th, 2013: “A Fate Worse Than Death” on Cliterati explains how hysteria over rape harms women and society.
February 17th, 2013: “Vulnerability” on Cliterati explains that though there is a vulnerable party in the sex work transaction, it isn’t the sex worker.
February 10th, 2013: “Straining at Gnats” on Cliterati is an explanation of why “trafficked children” are a bogus reason to oppose decriminalization.
February 1st, 2013: I’m quoted extensively in “Super Bowl Sex Trafficking: Is the Threat Real?” by Eliza Ronalds-Hannon and Mujtaba Ali on the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (of Eastern Europe and Central Asia).
January 31st, 2013: “Caring Professionals” on Cliterati explains how sex work is one of the caring professions like nursing or social work.
January 27th, 2013: “Skin To Skin” on Cliterati is a strong criticism of the cruelty of denying commercial sex to men who can’t experience physical intimacy in any other way.
January 26th, 2013: Part Three of “The Harlot’s Addiction” demonstrates how investing the time to do work others consider too difficult or unpleasant is as much an investment in human capital as getting an education is.
January 24th, 2013: Part Two of “The Harlot’s Addiction” applies the theory of rational addiction to examining how some people (including sex workers) tolerate and even enjoy work that others find repellent, just as some
January 18th, 2013: “The Harlot’s Addiction” by Mark Draugn on Windypundit is a three-part essay on the concept of “rational addiction”, the economic theory that under some circumstances, past use of something increases the enjoyment of it in the future. It was inspired by my rantings about addiction, which are quoted prominently.
January 17th, 2013: “Speech and More Speech” on Cliterati is my take on the Julie Burchill controversy.
November 27th, 2012: Starting on this day, my posts also appear on the Paperblog site.
September 17th, 2012: I appear (briefly) in a video entitled “Former Sex Workers and Advocates Talk About Condom Use“, which also appears in TW3 #39.
Week 31 of 2012: My guest posts on The Agitator are listed in “Ghost of the Agitator“.
Week 30 of 2012: My guest posts on The Agitator are listed in “Son of the Agitator“.
Week 29 of 2012: My guest posts on The Agitator are listed in “Bride of the Agitator“.
July 18th, 2012: “Today’s Romantically Based Marriage is Like Yesterday’s Affair” on The Advice Goddess quotes from my column “Modern Marriage” on its two-year anniversary.
Week 28 of 2012: My guest posts on The Agitator are listed in “Return of the Agitator“.
July 14th, 2012: “On the Imperative Nature of Legalizing Prostitution” in Letters to My Country quotes my “Friday the 13th” Agitator cross-post in an excellent argument for decriminalization.
Week 27 of 2012: My guest posts on The Agitator are listed in “The Agitator“.
June 11th, 2012: “Honest Courtesan” on My Dissolute Life is a review which describes this site as “fucking awesome” and me as “the real deal” (among other very nice things).
June 4th, 2012: “From Satanic Panic to Sex-Traffic Panic” by Jesse Walker in Reason is an excerpt from “Traffic Jam” with a complimentary comment from Walker and other lovely compliments in the comment thread.
May 5th, 2012: “Prostitution: View From a Retired Call Girl” by Jillian Page in the Montreal Gazette was about an email I sent her responding to a previous column of hers about sorting out the issue of consent in sex work.
May 1st, 2012: A comment I made to an article on Good Men Project was selected as their “Comment of the Day“.
April 23rd, 2012: “Secret Service Scandal Moves Advocates to Call for Legal US Prostitution” by Abby Ellin for ABC News quotes Carol Leigh, Norma Jean Almodovar, Sienna Baskin and me.
April 13th, 2012: Another excellent essay from Dr. Sarah, “The Trouble With the Swedish Model“
March 15th, 2012: “Rick Santorum vs. Marc Randazza: A Dichotomy of Zealotry“, a guest blog on Nobody’s Business.
March 5th, 2012: “Sluts, Whores & More Ongoing Insanity” on Amazing Women Rock is a spirited defense of sex workers and a criticism of those who use words like “slut”, “whore” and “prostitute” as insults. It prominently features myself and this blog as examples of Amazing Susan’s point that “Being educated and independent AND in control of one’s sexuality are not mutually exclusive.”
March 3rd, 2012: “Only Rights Can Stop the Wrongs” cross-posted on Bound, Not Gagged.
March 1st, 2012: “A Broker in Pillage” cross-posted on Nobody’s Business.
February 20th, 2012: “The Many Types of Prostitutes in Ancient Rome” on Feministe is a reprint of “Meretrices and Prostibulae“. Some of the comments are interesting, if predictable. What was sad was the way that the critics concentrated on my use of politically-incorrect words in other columns, completely ignoring their content.
January 29th, 2012: “Sexist Sex” by freelance journalist Shane Leavy (on his blog The Harvest) explains how Dr. Laura Agustín, Furry Girl and myself helped him to reject the prohibitionist “victimization” paradigm.
January 13th, 2012: A wonderful Friday the Thirteenth essay from regular reader Dr. Sarah, “Their Bodies, Their Choice“. Also on this day, I cross-posted my column on Nobody’s Business and Bound, Not Gagged for greater exposure.
December 28th, 2011: “Does Basic Instinct = Basic Right? The Honest Courtesan’s View“, a guest column for Disability Horizons magazine.
November 11th, 2011: “Making Sex Workers Visible in the Village Voice Media Ad Controversy” by Michelle Chen on In These Times quotes my July 1st “Village Voice Strikes Again” essay with a link, and though she called me a “neofeminist” (obviously she uses the word differently than I do, apparently to mean something like “third-wave feminist”) and includes me in a sentence about Village Voice’s critics (which seems rather odd), I have received a great deal of new traffic from the essay and its repostings on a number of other sites, including Huffington Post on November 19th. So I feel thanks are in order, and I’m sure Michelle will get the terminology straight next time.
October 11th, 2011: “Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!” on Hooker Radio.
October 5th, 2011: “Morality vs. Criminality” on Hooker Radio.
July 17th, 2011: “Interview With a Prostitute, Part I” on Seeking Nicci6.
July 11th,2011: “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics“, another guest blog on Nobody’s Business.
July 1st, 2011: “Denying the Free Will of Prostitutes” by Mark on Nobody’s Business.
June 27th, 2011: “It Is, But It Isn’t“, another guest blog on Nobody’s Business.
June 24th, 2011: Guest appearance (of sorts) in The Sofia Chronicles, Volume 1: “Escape from Capital City” (part 2) as Madam Mary, the brothel owner. Ed Gates, the author, asked my permission to base the character on me and I told him I’d be flattered. I also enjoyed the sci-fi adventure in its own right.
June 20th, 2011: “Who is Maggie McNeill and What is She Doing Here?” by Yours Truly, a guest blog on Nobody’s Business.
June 16th, 2011: Guest appearance on Nymphtalk Live with Kelly Michaels.
June 15th, 2011: Guest appearance on Talk Geek To Me hosted by Deep Geek.
May 29th, 2011: “Satoshi Kanazawa” entry published in Wikipedia quotes a portion of his “Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes?” which reads “high-class prostitutes like Allie and Maggie have more in common with college professors, corporate executives, or poets than with the more affordable and visible members of their profession…” OK, it’s a small mention, but it’ll work until I get my own Wikipedia article.
March 30th, 2011: “It Takes a Whore To Tell the Truth” by George in Tea Party News. Any article which compares me to Camille Paglia absolutely deserves a mention!
March 28th, 2011: “The Illustrious Career of a Crap Psychologist” by Anna North in Jezebel. This is an opinion piece attacking Kanazawa in general and the above article in particular, in which I’m mentioned fairly prominently. Interestingly, North doesn’t have anything bad to say about me.
March 27th, 2011: “Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes?” by Satoshi Kanazawa (in his blog The Scientific Fundamentalist on the Psychology Today website).
January 31st, 2011: Guest appearance on Nymphtalk Live with Kelly Michaels
January 27th, 2011: “The Super Bowl Prostitute Myth: 100,000 Hookers Won’t Be Showing Up in Dallas” by Pete Kotz (also appeared in the print edition of the Dallas Observer newspaper).
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