Sex Workers

On The Media

$pread, For and By Sex Workers

Friday, May 01, 2015

Brooke speaks with two former editors of $pread, a magazine by and for sex workers that folded in 2011, about their new anthology and what the media gets wrong about sex work.

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On The Media

8 Minutes

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new reality show, 8 Minutes, follows a pastor trying to talk women out of prostitution. Brooke speaks with a writer and activist about why many are calling the show exploitative.

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On The Media

Unseen & Inscrutable

Friday, May 01, 2015

The deep historical roots of the Baltimore protests, shedding light on drone strikes, and combating sex worker stereotypes. 

The Takeaway

The Economics of Sex Work

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The sex trade is a lucrative business, nowhere more than in Atlanta, where it rakes in $290 million every year—more than the underground drug and gun trades combined.

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MICROPOLIS: Transgender Training / Sex Work Survival Tips

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

New York City -- universal beacon for gays and lesbians, right? Maybe, but ask some people how safe they feel on the streets, and they'll say, not very. Especially transgender women of color, who speak of constant harassment, threats and actual violence

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The Leonard Lopate Show

HIV/AIDS and Sex Workers in India

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Meena Seshu, founder and Secretary General of SANGRAM, an Indian NGO, talks about working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating and empowering sex workers. In 2006, SANGRAM received international attention when workers refused to sign the U.S. government’s anti-prostitution pledge, choosing to return funding rather than turn their back on sex workers. Last month the Supreme Court ruled that this U.S. government policy requirement is unconstitutional because it violates free speech rights. Seshu talks about the impact of the ruling.

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Reluctant to Turn to Authorities, Sex Workers Attempt to Safeguard Against Crime

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

As the investigation continues into a possible serial killer on Long Island that led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains, sex workers who fear turning to authorities to report crimes say they have methods of trying to prevent against victimization.

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