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Selling Used Panties Online Is Harder Than You Think

Sex workers told Motherboard about the economics and emotional labor that go into selling panties online.
Jessie Sage
PJ Sage
6 hours ago
sex work

Google’s New Play Store Rules Are Breaking an App Sex Workers Use to Keep Safe

Ugly Mugs, a UK-based call screening app that helps workers avoid dangerous clients, is at risk for being shut down.
Samantha Cole
2.20.19
kamala harris

Sex Workers Don’t Trust Kamala Harris

Harris’s record as a prosecutor and FOSTA advocate makes sex workers question who they’d vote for if it were her against Trump for president.
Samantha Cole
1.22.19
Tumblr

A Quarter of Tumblr's Users Are There to Consume Porn, Data Scientists Estimate

In cracking down on porn, Tumblr is harming a group of porn consumers that is largely made up of young women.
Matthew Gault
12.5.18
sex work

#ThotAudit Is Compiling Massive Databases of Sex Workers and Reporting Them to PayPal

Some of the spreadsheets contain nearly 200,000 entries.
Samantha Cole
12.4.18
sex work

People Are Threatening to Report Sex Workers to the IRS in #ThotAudit

By encouraging people to report sex workers to the IRS, online harassers are putting them at risk.
Samantha Cole
11.26.18
sex work

A New Zealand Woman Was Charged for Doxing a Sex Worker Online

This case happened in a country where sex work is legal, but it still illustrates how people exploit stigma and shame.
Samantha Cole
11.16.18
sex work

Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over

Sex workers were placing ads and organizing far before the internet as we know it even existed.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
10.3.18
sex education

Facebook and Patreon Are Making It Harder to Find Sex Educators

By listing them as "adult" and suspending their accounts, platforms bury sex educators and health advocacy organizations.
Samantha Cole
7.24.18
YouTube

YouTube Banned An Erotic Film Production Company After It Posted Interviews With Sex Workers

Film producer Erika Lust had her account shut down and was banned from YouTube after a third strike against the channel.
Samantha Cole
7.13.18
Patreon

Patreon Is Suspending Adult Content Creators Because of Its Payment Partners

The subscription crowdfunding platform Patreon confirmed that they are increasing efforts to review content, due to payment processor pressure.
Samantha Cole
6.28.18
Gaming

This Researcher Studied How Sex Workers Are Portrayed in Video Games

Bonnie Ruberg examined how sex workers are treated and programmed to behave in games like Grand Theft Auto V and Fallout: New Vegas.
Samantha Cole
6.27.18
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