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This article first appeared in Everyday FeminismΒ and embellished with pictures to fit the this blog.

Debunking 6 Myths about People in the Sex Industry

November 5, 2014 by Laura Kacere and Sandra Kim

They navigate and move between the spaces of visibility and invisibility, criminal and citizen, safety and danger, exploitation and empowerment.

People engaged in the commercial sex industry are constantly navigating these margins.

Amidst stigma and invisibility, they suffer high rates of violence and discrimination, and yet are too often left out of the conversation around violence against women. (more…)

Lets Not Import Canada’s Sex Work Bill

Lets Not Import Canada’s Sex Work Bill

Canada’s new proposals criminalize johns, while decriminalizing those engaged in prostitution.

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  • Pace Society/TwitterThough it has received little coverage in American media, Canada has spent the past 10 months in an intense debateΒ about its prostitution laws. Last December, the nation’s Supreme Court struck down basically all anti-prostitution laws on the grounds that they violated Canada’s Constitutional Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The elimination of prostitution laws will go into effect this December, and the Conservative Canadian government has been rushing to get a replacement in place that will satisfy the Supreme Court. (more…)