December 17th Media Round-Up

Washington DC:

Sex Workers Criticize Law Enforcement- Washington Post

Dozens of sex workers marched through the streets of downtown Washington yesterday, demanding better treatment from law enforcement officials of prostitutes who become crime victims.

What Sex Workers Want – News Week

Prostitution is legal in only a few parts of Nevada, but legalization initiatives elsewhere in the United States have failed. On Nov. 4, San Franciscans voted down a proposal that would have prevented city government from using city funds to prosecute either johns or prostitutes. Sex worker activists and the San Francisco Democratic Party supported the legalization efforts. But whether legalization would help reduce violence against sex workers is unclear.

London:

Sex worker singalong – New Statesman

Whether it’s a group of sex workers gathering together to share an evening of informal solidarity, to public actions; from the confrontational – a mass die-in in Chicago in 2007 – to the quirky – carol-singing hookers scampering round Soho in Father Christmas hats, this evening (17 December) in London.

Sydney:

Bringing sex workers into the light – LiveNews

Yesterday morning I joined a group of Sydneysiders gathered at a Darlinghurst café for some morning tea.

Like any other group they basked in the sun passing around chocolate biscuits, sipping on coffee and puffing on cigarettes.

Nova Scotia:

Gathering marks sex workers’ deaths – The Chronicle Herald

Current and former sex workers from around Halifax Regional Municipality will gather privately today to remember others who have been killed in the sex trade.

Calgary:

Sex workers face violence: Expert – Metro

Jayme knows the stigmatism surrounding the sex-trade industry, but she knows the dangers within the industry even more.

*Post more links in comments and I will add them!

5 Responses

  1. Hi friends,

    Just a note that the Herald article came from Nova Scotia, not British Columbia, although we would like to take this opportunity to send love to our friends out west!

    I also wanted to share our new website link if you have not seen it yet. We are now at http://www.steppingstonens.ca

    All the best from Halifax!

    Rene
    Stepping Stone

  2. http://www.newsweek.com/id/176267

    This one just went up at Newsweek:

    THE LAW
    What Sex Workers Want

    Will decriminalizing prostitution make it any safer?
    By Dina Fine Maron | Newsweek Web Exclusive

  3. PS – The piece has only one comment, a stupid one. Perhaps it could benefit from informed commentary. I don’t think commenters have to register.

  4. Thanks! Made the updates.

  5. [...] thorough IDTEVASW round-ups, check out Bound, Not Gagged, and Being Amber Rhea. And Melissa has some thoughts on how sex workers should care for themselves [...]

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