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Sex Workers Explain the Struggles of Running An Illegal Business

Cut off from legal protections, unable to access financial services, harassed by police—what do sex workers do when their work isn't legal?
Matt Baume
10.5.16
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How the UK's Prudish Laws from the 1950s Make Sex Work Dangerous Today

In an ideal world we'd probably pay attention to the testimony of actual sex workers before boxing their profession into a web of laws.
Frankie Mullin
4.30.16
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Why Is South Australia So Reluctant to Decriminalise Sex Work?

The Festival State has some of the most outdated sex worker laws in the country. We examine why they're so averse to change.
Royce Kurmelovs
6.11.15
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The Real Deal with Sex Worker Review Forums

"All of the posts are derogatory, but this is a rough business. It brings out the worst in everyone."
Brigitte Noël
6.10.15
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​Cindy Gladue Murder Case Revealed Lack of Medical Expertise in ‘Fisting’ Injuries

What jurors really said, according to Alberta lawyer Koren Lightning-Eagle, was that Cindy Gladue, a sex worker, consented to die by the hand of her client.
E.K. Hudson
4.20.15
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We Talked to the Woman Behind #facesofprostitution

Tilly Lawless gave us her take on "empowerment" and why being a sex worker doesn't make her an authority on sex trafficking.
Wendy Syfret
4.10.15
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Two Weeks After Newfoundland's Alleged Gang Rapes, Still No Investigation. Here’s Why

Despite widespread concern about reports of gang rapes of sex workers in Newfoundland, those at risk of being attacked haven't looked to the authorities for help.
Sarah Ratchford
10.23.14
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Chatting With the High Priestess/Dominatrix Running For Mayor of Toronto

We spoke to Carlie Ritch, the dominatrix and self-proclaimed high priestess who runs a church out of her condo and is running for Mayor of Toronto.
Sarah Ratchford
9.9.14
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Canada’s New Sex Laws Will Affect Elderly, Disabled Johns

Sarah Ratchford talks to the elderly johns and people with disabilities who will be affected by Canada's new sex work law, Bill C-36.
Sarah Ratchford
8.5.14
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Canadian Sex Workers Are Speaking Out Against The Conservatives’ Prostitution Law

6 months after the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the country’s prostitution laws as unconstitutional for failing to protect sex workers, the Conservative government is set to pass new legislation that seems poised to make the problem worse.
Ishmael N. Daro
7.10.14
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Toronto City Council Will Decide if a 24 Hour Drop-In Centre for Women Is Necessary

Tomorrow, City Council will vote on whether or not the city could stand to use 24-hour drop in centres for women. So, we sent Grace Scott out to a rally last week where sex workers and advocates gathered to reflect on violent crime against sex workers...
Grace Lisa Scott
6.9.14
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Canada’s New Sex Work Laws Are Taking a Big Step Backwards

The government has tabled a new law surrounding what they call "prostitution” in Canada, and it’s worse than sex workers imagined it would be.
Sarah Ratchford
6.6.14
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