sex work

Numa Perrier Brings Humanity to the Cam-Girl Experience

Numa Perrier’s story of sexual awakening and self-realization is gritty and realistic without ever turning its Black women characters into victims.

Under Armor: Sex Work, Style, and Survival

Cinema still frames sex workers as troublesome sirens whose sole purpose is to disarm men and leave them broken. Read more »

Bound Together: One Year Later, FOSTA-SESTA Throws Sex Workers Back into the Fire

The practical impact of the law is incredibly detrimental. Read more »

“Hustlers” Explodes the Damaging Stereotype of Sex Workers as Thieves

The prevalent trope feeds the idea that sex workers are criminals instead of professionals who deserve to be compensated for their labor. Read more »

Family Ties: “Hustlers” Promises Crime, but Delivers Matriarchy

Ramona frames all of her behaviors as acts of love, whether she’s teaching Destiny how to diversify her stripping moves or instructing the larger team of women on how to seduce, drug, and steal money from white, wealthy, and unsuspecting men. Read more »

Unpack Your Whorephobia: Adopting Hoe Aesthetics Requires ACTUALLY Supporting Sex Workers

What Sex Workers call “hoe aesthetics” are being incorporated and appropriated into declarations of liberation with little nuance or increased respect for Sex Workers as a whole. Read more »

Hide or Fight: “Cam” Volleys Effortlessly between Terror, Fascination, and Righteous Anger

Alice’s struggles highlight the isolating nature of sex work, and it’s harrowing to witness her try to defend herself and protect her career.  Read more »

Love Removal Machine: The Future of Outsourcing Sex

The idea of robots replacing sex workers is a [labor issue] that is confronting society as a whole, with the word ‘sex’ in it to make it spicy. Read more »

Word Travels: The Social Network Sex Workers Built

Many “respectable” women are discovering the strategies that sex workers use—which are actually the same ones used by all women outside the charmed circle of privilege.  Read more »

Sugary Slope: “The New Romantic” Recycles Tired Tropes about Transactional Relationships

Some sugar babies criticize prostitution in order to distance themselves from the labels and stigma associated with it. Read more »

Digital Crackdowns on the Sex Trade Can Put Sex Workers at Risk

Raiding sex worker websites may look good for law enforcement—but it can push sex workers further underground. Read more »

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