Publisher Vows to Fight First Amendment Battles Washington, D.C. – As the direct result of unconstitutional government censorship, Backpage.com has removed its Adult content section from the highly popular classified website, effective immediately. For years, the legal system protecting freedom of speech prevailed, but new government tactics, including pressuring credit card companies to cease doing business with […]
The area has previously prosecuted more than a dozen men in 2016 for online speech related to prostitution.
From Elizabeth Nolan Brown in Reason At least twelve more men face felony charges in Washington for posting comments to the now-defunct web forum known as The Review Board (TRB). The dozen defendants, most of whom who will be arraigned in King County District Court on December 14, face one count each of promoting prostitution […]
Sex workers in the Northern Territory would be significantly safer if the industry was decriminalised, and the Northern Territory Government holds true to its promise to review the legislation, peak bodies have said.
If sex work is decriminalized, as a motion called for at a Labor conference held in February, the Northern Territory would become only the second state or territory in Australia to do so, after New South Wales. The Attorney-General and Minister for Health Natasha Fyles confirmed to the ABC the new Labor Government would revise […]
Forty percent of maternal deaths among sex workers abortion-related, according to recent study
Debt, discrimination and drunken clients are just some of the factors behind the recent revelation that 40% of maternal deaths among Cambodia’s sex workers were caused by abortions, experts have said. The research, published last week in online peer-reviewed journal BioMed Central Public Health, is the first known study in the world identifying maternal deaths […]
The California Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would remove mandatory minimum jail sentences for repeat prostitution offenses. Under current state law, a second conviction guarantees at least 45 days in jail, which increases to a minimum 90-day sentence for a third offense and beyond. The court can also restrict an individual’s driving privileges for […]
A tribunal wrongly upheld a decision to cancel the visa of a Chinese student accused of child prostitution offences, a court has ruled. The student had also been involved in a case in which a car hit a house causing a brick to fall on the occupant’s head. The judgment has fuelled fresh criticism of tough migration laws introduced in December […]
Las Vegas-area legal brothel and sex resort Sheri’s Ranch, always on the cusp of new erotic trends, recently posted a stimulating blog entry detailing the latest rage in escorting, the Girlfriend Experience (GFE). “GFE is indisputably the most popular offering in this current age of harlotry,” writes company spokesperson Jeremy Lemur in his latest online […]
A group of sex workers and other advocates on Thursday criticized the conviction of an Ohio woman for killing a Chicago-area high school teacher who solicited her for sex in 2014. About two dozen people gathered at Daley Plaza in a show of solidarity for Alisha Walker, who received a 15-year prison sentence earlier this […]
Las Vegas-area adult vacation resort and legal brothel Sheri’s Ranch has released an updated version of its sex menu. The menu reflects the desires of today’s brothel clientele, which increasingly consists of women and couples seeking sex tourism. Dena, the madam of Sheri’s Ranch, says that the bordello recently added “sex vacation” packages to its […]
New regulations imposed on prostitution by the German government will do more harm than good, according to famed German call girl Undine De Rivière. The bill, advocated by Germany’s Minister of Family Affairs Manuela Schwesig, imposes a variety of new regulations on sex workers. However, Undine De Rivière, spokesperson for the German’s Professional Association of […]