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Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...

News Releases

Bill C36: A Dangerous Way Forward
2014-09-08
Maggie's - The Toronto Sex Workers' Action Project
In Ottawa this week between September 9-11th, sex workers, sex worker rights organizations and allies of sex workers will be appearing as witnesses before the Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs...
June 8, 2013: Sex Workers' National Day of Action
2013-06-05
On June 8th sex workers and allies across Canada will hold actions in 6 cities across Canada in support of repealing prostitution laws currently being challenged.
National Day of Action Against Bill C36: Criminalization Costs Sex Workers’ Lives
2014-06-16
Across Canada, sex worker groups, along with organizations and individuals that support human rights and women's rights, are gathering to denounce the Conservative government's proposed bill (C36) to ...
Over 60 organizations and agencies call for non-enforcement of C-36 and support full decriminalization of sex work
2014-12-06
Over 60 organizations and agencies call for non-enforcement of C-36 and support full decriminalization of sex work.
Sex Work Advocates Make Their Voices Heard While Ontario Considers Harmful New Sex Work Laws
2015-02-09
STRUT
Sex worker advocates insist that Ontario Attorney General Meillleur must meet with them and consider the mounting opposition to the misguided laws.
Sex workers decry government consultation on prostitution
2014-06-02
Maggie's - Toronto Sex Workers' Action Project
Maggie's - Toronto Sex Workers' Action Project, along with sex workers and other experts, question the legitimacy of the federal government online consultation around prostitution in Canada.
A Win for Sex Workers - A Win for Safety, Equality, and Justice
2013-12-20
Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project
The Supreme Court of Canada has released a unanimous decision striking down all three prostitution laws, paving the way for more safety, justice and equality for sex workers in Canada.

Sources Select Resources

Bill C36: A Dangerous Way Forward
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Maggie's - The Toronto Sex Workers' Action Project
In Ottawa this week between September 9-11th, sex workers, sex worker rights organizations and allies of sex workers will be appearing as witnesses before the Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs...
Cam Girls Tell All: 4 Kinky Ways Guys Like To Be Humiliated
There's somethng out there for everyone
Weisman, Carrie
Article
Alternet
AlterNet had the opportunity to chat with a few women working as cam girls (or more formally, web cam performers. They confirmed that most guys like getting off. To our surprise, some like to do it th...
Connexions Library: Sexuality Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on sexuality.
From Somaly Mam to ''Eden'': How Sex Trafficking Sensationalism Hurts Sex Workers
Ludwig, Mike
Article
2014
truthout
Most activists, regardless of ideology, are trying to do the right thing. But when it comes to human rights and sex work, doing the right thing is often much more complicated than calling the cops or ...
Inside the Sensational Business of "Rescuing" Sex Workers
Ludwig, Mike
Article
2015
Truthout
For years, the sex worker movement has been at odds with a conservative wing of the anti-human trafficking movement.
Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: 'I don't scare easily'
Saner, Emine
Article
2012
The Guardian
Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico's most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?
Over 60 organizations and agencies call for non-enforcement of C-36 and support full decriminalization of sex work
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Over 60 organizations and agencies call for non-enforcement of C-36 and support full decriminalization of sex work.
Porn, Women’s Rights and the Left
A Response to Gail Dines
Barnett, Jerry
Article
2014
CounterPunch
I believe that government belongs in health, education, welfare, social services, environmental protection and transport; but I do not believe that it belongs in our bedrooms.
Prostitution
Article
Prostitution is the act or practice of providing sexual services to another person in return for payment.
Prostitution ban won't hit England, 'too many politicians' visit sex workers
Njobvu, William
Article
2015
RT
Northern Ireland’s sex trade ban has left prostitutes in fear of "danger and poverty." In an in-depth interview with RT, one sex worker challenged the idea of the law spreading to England, claiming "t...
Red Menace #5
Summer 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Liberatarian Socialist Collective
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
Selling Sexual Services: A Socialist Feminist Perspective
Johanna, Brenner
Article
2015
Europe solidaire sans frontieres
The current debate about sex work among feminists generates more heat than light. Accusations of bad faith fly back and forth across the two sides, research findings are mobilized to undercut the othe...
The sex work debate - a response to Jess Edwards
Schaffauser, Thierry
Article
2010
International Socialism
Contribution to the debate on sex work which has been taking place in the International Socialism journal.
Sex workers decry government consultation on prostitution
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Maggie's - Toronto Sex Workers' Action Project
Maggie's - Toronto Sex Workers' Action Project, along with sex workers and other experts, question the legitimacy of the federal government online consultation around prostitution in Canada.
Sex Workers in Nicaragua Break the Silence and Gain Rights
Silva, Jose Adan
Article
2015
Inter Press Service
After living in the shadows, thousands of Nicaraguan sex workers have broken their silence, won support from state institutions and gained new respect for their rights.
SexSources.ca
Website
Sexuality resources: articles, websites, books.
UK Pornstars Fight Back
Richards, Renee
Article
2014
Sex & Censorship
The Stop Porn Culture circus represents a coalition of the loudest anti-sex and pro-censorship voices in the English-speaking world. Former pornstar Renée Richards calls on UK pornstars, strippers, mo...
What's Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World
Nair, Yasmin
Article
2012
We need to refuse the narratives of abjection that are routinely forced upon us. They only render us immobile creatures, begging for help. We are all neoliberals now. We're all selling our bodies, our...
A Win for Sex Workers - A Win for Safety, Equality, and Justice
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project
The Supreme Court of Canada has released a unanimous decision striking down all three prostitution laws, paving the way for more safety, justice and equality for sex workers in Canada.


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