Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged asset seizure, bogus studies, California, child "protective" services, Colorado, cops, drugs, Florida, hysteria, Illinois, internet, Ireland, Korea, language, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, neofeminism, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, psychology, South Carolina, teachers, Texas, Things We Choose To Do Together, video on September 28, 2014 |
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There were no open pits spitting forth curtains of brimstone and perdition’s flames to be found, and nary a single cloven-hoofed demon could be seen dancing about the streets of downtown Oklahoma City—and from all reports, nobody seemed any more or less possessed than they were before the event took place. – Jason Vaughn
It was a very active week for links! The top contributor was Grace, with the second video and all the links above the first one (which IMHO as someone with mild OCD is one of Rachel Bloom‘s funniest yet). The links between the videos were provided by Popehat (“protection” and “seat belt”), Lenore Skenazy (“correlation”), Nun Ya (“html”), Jason Kuznicki (“Karen Black”), Tushy Galore (“preacher”), Saladin Ahmed (“Snark”), Korhomme (“museum”), Cop Block (“trespassing”), Janet Bloomfield (“cannoli”), and Ally Fogg (“addiction”).
From the Archives
- I have such a good regular relationship with a professional that I no longer feel the need for a conventional relationship. Have I gone nuts?
- Corpses, Congress, cops, prohibitionism, Paul Bunyan, the future, the mess, politicians, gayness, the Amish, authority, art and ice cream.
- Cops, cheese, confiscation, criminality, fascism, Shakespeare, virgins, baby-eating, telepathic rape and Oompa Loompas.
- How would one let a prospective husband know that he should only cheat with a professional?
- Yet another poor fool dies from allowing filth to be injected into her arse.
- As long as government actors have power over people, this will happen.
- Canadian courts slap down another attempt to deny sex workers rights.
- New York officially classes all whores as passive objects without agency.
- Phoenix only “treats prostitutes as trafficking victims” when convenient.
- The nuns who ran the Magdalene laundries are still exploiting whores.
- UK moves toward defining people in their early twenties as “children”.
- Remember the video that claimed most Dutch whores are “trafficked”?
- Common drug appears to completely eradicate HIV from cell cultures.
- Cambodian cops have learned to parrot their American masters well.
- The CASE Act is so awful even trafficking victim advocates oppose it.
- Excerpts from the diary of Dr. Brooke Magnanti’s awful ex-boyfriend.
- In Phoenix, dog porn is a higher law enforcement priority than rape.
- Serial rapist claims his deals with whores “went bad”. Seven times.
- An excellent New York Times op-ed against “end demand” rhetoric.
- Melissa Gira Grant on the increasing desperation of prohibitionists.
- The Backpage-Village Voice split and Michael Wolff’s opinion of it.
- Korean sex workers demand revision of anti-sex trafficking laws.
- Feministe shoves a prohibitionist screed down the memory hole.
- Why aren’t women concerned about female sexual dysfunction?
- Family of man murdered by cops gets a $3.4 million settlement.
- Georgia tries to outdo Washington in “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- It’s probably unwise to physically attack bad clients in public.
- Edinburgh saunas compile list of politicians who paid for sex.
- Sons of two Indian whores picked for champion soccer team.
- What if we were closely related to the other kind of chimp?
- When “trafficking” fetishists raised it to 100 clients a day.
- Australia agrees that cheating a whore is a form of rape.
- “Sex trafficking” articles are like paint-by-number kits.
- Anna Gristina pleads guilty to promoting prostitution.
- The urge to ban books is the urge to cripple thought.
- A prohibitionist harpy interviews the Fokkens twins.
- A dangerously unbalanced buyer’s market in Japan.
- French hookers work to circumvent busybody laws.
- Strip club sues software giant for an unpaid bill.
- Unambitious gypsy whores in Washington, D.C.
- The first actual study of Irish sex workers.
- Elizabeth Loftus on the fiction of memory.
- A feminist guide to silencing sex workers.
- I make a brief appearance in this video.
- The humiliating fall of Straight Pride UK.
- Chester Brown gets an art exhibition.
- The neuroscience of a dead salmon.
- My last two columns for Mabon.
- Rapist cop of the week.
- My favorite short films.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged Alabama, animals, censorship, cops, gay rights, Georgia, imaginative fiction, internet, language, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, racism, rape, South Carolina, surveillance, teachers, Utah, video, Virginia, welcome to our world, witchcraft on September 21, 2014 |
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You have the right to shut up. – unnamed Louisville cop
The videos were the first thing to be placed in this week’s column. The first is a simple demonstration of exactly how integral John Williams’ score is to Star Wars; it was pointed out by Popehat, who also provided the links above it. I thought I had already featured the second video soon after Ray Bradbury died, but Jesse Walker‘s mention of it reminded me that I hadn’t; it’s a Russian adaptation of Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains”, made in 1987. The links between the videos were contributed by Cop Block (“colors” and “toys”), Sarah Woolley (“headlines”), Tushy Galore (“gaze” and “power”), Molly Crabapple (“cosplaying”), Lenore Skenazy (“bakers”), Grace (“drinkers”), Franklin Harris (“Uber”), Rick Horowitz (“window”), and Mistress Matisse (“entrapping”).
From the Archives
- Horses, dogs, gulls, video, cops, kids, boyfriends, Obama, censorship, strippers, nuns, grass, Twinkies, surveillance and science.
- People attempting to leave a country without government permission are now classed as “victims”.
- The CASE Act is so bad, even bona fide coerced prostitutes are against it.
- Ed the Happy Clown, The Encyclopedia of Prostitution, Minneapolis Madams.
- The German Prostitution Model: Reducing Violence Against Sex Workers.
- You can tell a legitimate scientific argument by its quotation of Genesis.
- Cops’ and journalists’ unwholesome obsession with underage whores.
- Cops, prisons, beer, philosophy, art, clowns, kindness & metronomes.
- While bureaucrats have power over people, this will keep happening.
- Cops “fight” violence vs. sex workers by subjecting them to violence.
- Women who want their choices respected need to have 14 kids first.
- “Human trafficking” is rapidly becoming a catchall excuse for tyranny.
- Charlotte Shane on journalists who pester non-activist sex workers.
- Sentenced to 20 years for consensual BDSM with ill-chosen partner.
- Answer to a manipulative hobbyist giving advice on how to haggle.
- Most women are more sexually open when they’re very turned on.
- Most women pick bigger implants after wearing a padded bra first.
- Another pervert “helping” teenage runaways by molesting them.
- An eloquent rebuttal to a stereotype-laden prohibitionist screed.
- Nina Hartley on why condoms in porn are an incredibly bad idea.
- A short biography of the late founder of SWOP-US, Robyn Few.
- The tale of a perfect wife who fears she’s losing her husband.
- Sex workers refute the asinine statements of a prohibitionist.
- Sweden says it’s OK for pubs to deny entry to Asian women.
- Actually obtaining the equipment was probably a bad idea.
- Judge rules that strippers are employees, not contractors.
- I’m a new client; why won’t any escorts agree to see me?
- What are so many economists so stupid about sex work?
- Why politician clients suffer far less than their whores.
- Busybodies try again to criminalize a lump of bronze.
- Another state gives cops more power to rob people.
- Rescue industry schemes aren’t usually this blatant.
- The “tyrannical laws named for dead children” path.
- Another rescue industry group exposed as frauds.
- Man claims his penis can exorcise vaginal ghosts.
- The same lies, repeated over and over and over…
- Significant questions about Sudhir Venkatesh.
- Bangladeshi sex workers sue brothel raiders.
- Louisiana sheriffs think they’re little tin gods.
- Aspasia on the hypocrisy of Jezebel readers.
- Susannah Breslin on the war against porn.
- An illustrative examples of Poe’s Law.
- Switzerland’s first sex workers’ union.
- Brooke Magnanti on The New Rules.
- When a man meets a donkey.
- Eve Ray on clients.
- Tesla vs. Tesla.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged Alabama, animals, Canada, child "protective" services, cops, fascism, Middle East, New York, politicians, psychology, Texas, Things We Choose To Do Together, United Kingdom, video on September 14, 2014 |
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We cannot turn a blind eye to these violations. – Chuck Sykes
I’ve got a couple of animation videos for you this week; the first one is a short documentary from the planning stages of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and the second another installment of The Kronies (a series mocking fascism by casting crony capitalists as ’80s superhero toys). The links above the first video are from Jason Kuznicki, and those between the videos from Michael Whiteacre (“headline”), Lucy Steigerwald (“stranger danger”), Scott Greenfield (“purdah”), Rick Horowitz (“libertarianism”), Jesse Walker (“Stonehenge”), Grace (“cat lovers”), and Popehat (“cycling”).
From the Archives
- Why can’t women understand that most “creeps” are just frustrated, not dangerous?
- Even with broad definitions, UNODC can’t find many “trafficking victims”.
- Rapists & pedophiles find job where they can grope women & children.
- Condoms, karaoke, knives, conscious vaginas, rapist cops & parasites.
- How the summer slump in New Orleans affects the stripping business.
- A few journalists are beginning to question the “sex trafficking” hype.
- How can I get an amateur who’s attracted to me to accept payment?
- Cause: brothels cannot operate legally. Effect: many illegal brothels.
- If abortions are criminalized, should women who get be imprisoned?
- Tracy Elise has fired her attorney and will represent herself in court.
- Ethically-retarded academics get in bed with morally-bankrupt cops.
- Government is just a word for the things we choose to do together.
- Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
- A long-form review of American Courtesans by a marriage therapist.
- Bangladeshi sex workers evicted so politicians can steal their land.
- Cops, comics, cats, bacon, science, police state and World War III.
- As usual when sex isn’t involved, the word “trafficking” is absent.
- More signs of the impending collapse of “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- Police launch “crackdowns” in anticipation of brothel legalization.
- Jemima mocks an anti-whore article by casting it as self-parody.
- Coming out to parents who are in denial about one’s sex work.
- Irish judges enjoy robbing whores & giving it to prohibitionists.
- An anti-sex fanatic’s crusade to criminalize a lump of bronze.
- The difference between saving a life and prolonging a dying.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a modern blockbuster.
- Whore-hating New Zealand politician erects illegal signs.
- Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling tries to ban sex in prison.
- Indian actress recognizes that sex work reduces rape.
- Lap dancing clubs could soon be banned in Glasgow.
- The collapse of UK Olympic “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- Criminalizing things makes them magically vanish!
- Another win-win situation ruined by busybodies.
- California says it’s whores’ fault if they’re raped.
- A promising HIV vaccine is now being tested.
- The kisaeng, traditional Korean courtesans.
- Aspasia Bonasera on the goddess Oshún.
- The first escort agency to accept bitcoin.
- The beginning of the end for lads’ mags.
- Another transgender person murdered.
- Irish cops oppose the Swedish model.
- Every whore is somebody’s daughter.
- Bad literature turns girls into whores.
- An interview with Melissa Gira Grant.
- Sex workers organizing in Jamaica.
- Thoughts on my first conference.
- Filmmaker persecuted for profit.
- A nice little profile of Siouxsie Q.
- Sweden is in bed with the NSA.
- A fake dominatrix in Austria.
- Friday the Thirteenth again.
- Rapist cop of the week.
- R.I.P. Robyn Few.
- E pur si muove.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged animals, Arizona, California, cops, Florida, Japan, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Middle East, Minnesota, psychology, Texas, Utah, video on September 7, 2014 |
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I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work…I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants. – Michael Elsbury
I’m home again from my tour, and though Links was probably the easiest feature to keep up while on the road I’ll still be glad to get back to my normal schedule. Though as you can see I had a lot of links this week, the only video was the second one, provided by Grace (who also gave us “innocent”); I therefore decided to balance all the awfulness in the links with a lovely song created by remixing samples from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Everything above that video is from Rick Horowitz, and the links between the videos are from Angela Keaton (“koinkydink”), Mike Siegel (“stones”), Tushy Galore (“another day”), Jason Kuznicki (“money”), Jillian Keenan (“Sanrio”), Lenore Skenazy (“powers”), Jesse Walker (“truant”), Brooke Magnanti (“credible”), Radley Balko (“real cops”), Popehat (“tank”), Luscious Lani (“secret rooms”), and Cop Block (“insults”).
From the Archives
- Buzz Aldrin, police brutality, sexting, Bigfoot, animal sex, face-recognition technology, ludicrous fines, progressivism and prudishness.
- Brawls, fabulous animals, Cello Wars, fried chicken, goats, nutritionism, nannies, Hamlet, censorship, cops, mythology and mystery.
- What sort of warped mind could produce the phrase “vulnerable to economic opportunities”?
- Graham Ellison continues his fight vs imposition of the Swedish disease on Northern Ireland.
- It’s never called “trafficking” when politically-connected companies do it.
- The “most stressful jobs in America” don’t include any form of sex work.
- Looking at “sex trafficking” hysteria as though it were a virulent illness.
- Another lawsuit against a strip club treating contractors as employees.
- As bad as the US is, at least sex workers aren’t usually executed here.
- Another study discovers the truth of what whores have always said.
- Swedes try to reconcile “whore as criminal” with “whore as victim”.
- Even when politicians oppose criminalization, they want brothels.
- A bogus client study from the warped mind behind Project ROSE.
- Transgender woman beaten to death in front of a police station.
- Their next study will attempt to determine if water is really wet.
- How Jane Shore crossed Richard III, and what became of her.
- An acclaimed outreach program is suffocated by red tape.
- A good introduction to the horrors of the Swedish model.
- Yet another film about imaginary “sex trafficking” victims.
- The downward spiral of British feminism into silly trivia.
- “End demand” schemes actually increase prostitution.
- French intellectuals ridicule sex work prohibitionism.
- Inspiration for the movie Taken is exposed as a liar.
- Dave Barry on the awfulness of sex worker stings.
- Politicians give cops another pretext for robbery.
- Hope for Satanic Panic victims Fran & Dan Keller.
- “Morality” is a convenient excuse for land grabs.
- What do you think about “opt-in” porn filtering?
- Not the wisest way to deal with an extortionist.
- The inevitable result of trying to stop sex work.
- Laws are only for the hoi-polloi, not the rulers.
- How “trafficking” raids endanger sex workers.
- A bizarrely backward news report from India.
- OK, now this politician/hooker story is news.
- A bioethicist asks, “Is Prostitution Harmful?”
- Quality is far more important than quantity.
- A place where 14% of women are whores.
- When all else fails, shoot the messenger.
- My very first professional conference.
- An introduction to Laura Agustín.
- A good article about Ruhama.
- Another Asstoon photo op.
- The truth about Femen.
- A Pete & Pete reunion.
- The bottleneck effect.
- Planet of the Apes.
- King of the hill!
- Nevada Rose.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged animals, California, cell phones, Colorado, cops, dirty, drugs, Florida, Georgia, hysteria, India, Japan, Never Call the Cops, New Jersey, New York, prisons, South Carolina, United Kingdom, video, Virginia on August 31, 2014 |
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We did this now to protect her for now and in the future, because this could get worse. She could be taken. – one of the worst mothers ever
I’m on my way to New Orleans today, and will be home Thursday night; it’s been a wonderful tour, but it’s a good thing it didn’t go on much longer because I’m only barely on schedule now and I really need to catch back up. Today’s first video is from Gideon and is one example of what is probably a very typical situation that, before video, always went undiscovered. The second video is from Jesse Walker (who also contributed “supervillains”), and though I don’t usually like “cute kid” videos I thought this little guy’s “logical” arguments were very funny. Everything above the first video is from Grace, and the links between the videos are from Dave Barry (“headline”), Jemima (“Hello Kitty”), Popehat (“no reason”), Franklin Harris (“texting”), Nun Ya (“lucky”), Michael Whiteacre (“Chelsea”), and Mike Riggs (“life sentence”).
From the Archives
- Cops, politicians, selfies, cannibalism, funny animals, weird religion, tentacles, science, prohibition, universal criminality & space travel.
- How do I let my regular escort know that I truly value and appreciate her personality without coming off as creepy or patronizing?
- I’ve read that girls in Southeast Asia “treat men like kings” sexually; what does that really mean?
- The police state, apes, hysteria, rhetoric, bogus math, surveillance, ass wi-fi and nom nom nom.
- How repressive governments use consensual crime laws to harass those they dislike.
- “Sex Worker Rights: (Almost) Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask”.
- Basic “trafficking” sting: consenting adults caged, 44; victims rescued, 0.
- High school wants virginity test entrance requirement, because whores.
- Advice for a new escort in Malaysia and an aspiring plus size courtesan.
- Lawheads imagine closing red-light districts will make whores go away.
- Politicians: censorship isn’t censorship ’cause the internet is dangerous.
- My masseuse suddenly got on top of me sans condom; what’s it mean?
- Malawians recognize “avails” laws as relics of “white slavery” hysteria.
- “Trafficking” fanatics claim all whores make more than $300,000/year.
- Another entry into “sex trafficking” fandom, clueless celebrity division.
- Confinement & “re-education” of sex workers: bad in Cuba, OK in US.
- Credulous reporters swallow Ashley Madison ads as “press releases”.
- Interesting article on the connection between harlotry and witchcraft.
- Tulsa cops persecute adult women by pretending they’re “trafficked”.
- Prohibitionists have a weird idea of meaning of “support” and “help”.
- Texas begins to realize that locking up whores is a waste of money.
- Emasculated Icelandic journalist discovers prohibition doesn’t work.
- Christians say GOP should do everything possible to increase rape.
- Mainstream gay rights groups have stayed quiet about Manning.
- Zurich opens tippelzones; some other cities already have them.
- 10-year-old girl charged with sexual assault for playing doctor.
- Mayor caught in brothel says he thought it was a family home.
- A long, thorough look Texas’ “prostitution diversion” program.
- The repeated usage of the word “victim” is especially grating.
- Cops steal three motels because some whores stayed there.
- Support for decriminalization continues to grow in Canada.
- Are tall men more endowed than those of average height?
- Sex strikes: good in theory, but usually poor in execution.
- The truth about “sex trafficking” of North Korean women.
- Some Italians want to lock whores up in brothels again.
- Most of the “condoms in porn” law is unconstitutional.
- The suspicious deaths of two Vancouver sex workers.
- Another soi-disant “ally” does more harm than good.
- How can I help my boyfriend’s erectile dysfunction?
- Yet another “sex trafficking” opportunist exposed.
- “The Inside of the White Slave Traffic”, from 1913.
- Suing the cops for failing to protect sex workers.
- Monkeys prefer to play with gender-typical toys.
- Tauriq Moosa on sex workers and the disabled.
- The many types of sex workers in 1920s Berlin.
- Because “sex traffickers” like cheese, perhaps?
- Why I remained silent about Hugo Schwyzer.
- Another unconstitutional “sex offender” law.
- Jessica Land interviews Dr. Melissa Ditmore.
- Another politician, another sexting scandal.
- Yet another horrible “sex trafficking” law.
- Bringing sex workers into the public eye.
- 800 years of slang terms for genitalia.
- Gail Dines threatens Radisson Hotels.
- Welcome to our world, gay activists.
- The Topless Tunisian leaves Femen.
- In Sweden, begging equals rape.
- Prohibitionism is a mental illness.
- Welcome to our world, chemists.
- Kristof’s prohibitionist omelette.
- The DMSC football tournament.
- Arkansas tries to ban body art.
- Censors block Hamlet as smut.
- Life in prison for dirty pictures.
- Alexis Wright takes the Fifth.
- David Vitter doesn’t tweet.
- The end of the Lusty Lady.
- The myth of “rape culture”.
- Back Issue: August 2010.
- My ten favorite columns.
- Rapist cop of the week.
- Ugly Mugs for Android.
- King of the hill!
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Posted in Current Events, History, Links, Miscellaneous, Obituary, Tyranny, tagged animals, Arizona, California, cops, Europe, Georgia, Illinois, language, Missouri, Never Call the Cops, New Orleans, New York, South Carolina, teachers, Tennessee, Things We Choose To Do Together, video, welcome to our world on August 24, 2014 |
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O sweet and noble lad, be not aggrieved!
Pray, lift thyself from off the cursed ground!
Thy travels long have left thee most deceived;
there is a sanctuary to be found. – Pop Sonnets, “YMCA”
Police militarization has finally entered the sleepy consciousness of mainstream America due to the Ferguson, Missouri protests, but of course libertarians have been talking about it for decades; nobody has talked about it more, nor more eloquently, than Radley Balko. Today’s first video is from a tiny town in Georgia and was, until Radley called attention to it, posted on the front page of the official police website; it’s a short, disturbing look at the modern police mindset and the image they want to project to the public. Radley also provided the links above it. The second video is a satire of out-of-control “sex offender” laws contributed by Robert King, and the links between the videos are from Scott Greenfield (“enough”), Michael Whiteacre (“RIP” and “hobby”), Rick Horowitz (“koinkydink”), Mark Draughn (“perspective”), Saladin Ahmed (“sonnets”), Clarkhat (“Vikings”), Lenore Skenazy (“farmers”), Popehat (“never call”), and Cop Block (“seriously”).
From the Archives
- Fascism, patient abuse, six words, an unintended metaphor, spell ban, cops, guilt without fault and the Cult of Personality.
- Cops arrest strippers under vague “sex trafficking” pretenses, and random people on spurious prostitution charges.
- The police state, Hamill vs. Hamill, bad librarian, witchcraft, cops, bike lanes and the Pope.
- Apparently, some British juries recognize that a prostitute can be raped.
- Under criminalization, is reporting a ripoff hooker to cops really worth it?
- The disturbing trend of cops arresting retired madams on drug charges.
- Dr. Brooke Magnanti on thinking good sex can be defined by statistics.
- Both 2012 presidential candidates were descended from polygamists.
- What’s most “unclear” to me is how this is even physically possible.
- The role of Manichean thinking in creating “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- The problems Asian sex workers face in Victoria’s legalized system.
- Volunteering at a shelter confers “trafficking” expertise in months.
- Filipino “trafficking” hotline is confused about number of “victims”.
- Deals with devils always have more conditions than anticipated.
- Dr. Robert King on porn, with a nice endorsement of yours truly.
- It’s so nice when people who have never done sex work get it.
- A proposal for the decriminalization of sex work in South Africa.
- A once-important festival now consigned to the attic of history.
- Indian sex workers rescue a little girl from her abusive mother.
- Barcelona’s campaign to drive vulnerable women into poverty.
- The Polaris Project pimps historical American black slavery.
- Scientific illiterates attack a politician’s scientific illiteracy.
- The Indian Supreme Court waffles on decriminalization.
- Arizona wants to look even stupider than New Jersey.
- How can anyone not know how advice columns work?
- Two essays on the problem with the word “privilege”.
- The government’s latest effort to destroy Bitcoin.
- A short overview of the work of Elizabeth Loftus.
- Northern Ireland contracts the Swedish disease.
- How to obscure reality by manipulating words.
- A whore’s best friend is her artificial life form.
- Prostitution Law and the Death of Whores.
- Queensland considers legalizing outcalls.
- How cops enrich themselves via robbery.
- Narcissists causing problems for whores.
- Miranda Kane at the Edinburgh Festival.
- Swedish priest convicted of buying sex.
- $2 billion in preventable medical costs.
- A brothel cooperative in Utrecht.
- A look at sex work in Yemen.
- Sex workers vs. criminals.
- Rapist cops of the week.
- The Free Speech Mafia.
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