Hero(es) of the Month: Honoring the Dancers of the Lusty Lady

Hero(es) of the Month: Honoring the Dancers of the Lusty Lady

September 1, 2020 In 1996, the Lusty Lady in San Francisco became the first strip club in the country to successfully unionize, making history for the entire informal labor sector, including sex work. Despite the club’s closure in 2013, “Lusties,” as the dancers call themselves, remain a symbol of resilience...
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Ah Toy, Pioneering Prostitute of Gold Rush California

Ah Toy, Pioneering Prostitute of Gold Rush California

Ah Toy, Pioneering Prostitute of Gold Rush California (The New York Review of Books, June 19, 2020)
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Abused then arrested: inside California’s crackdown on sex work

Abused then arrested: inside California’s crackdown on sex work

Abused then arrested: inside California’s crackdown on sex work (The Guardian, November 28, 2018)
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San Francisco’s New DA Will Not Prosecute Prostitution, Public Urination Cases: “We Must Think Differently”

San Francisco’s New DA Will Not Prosecute Prostitution, Public Urination Cases: “We Must Think Differently”

San Francisco’s New DA Will Not Prosecute Prostitution, Public Urination Cases: “We Must Think Differently” (Newsweek, November 13, 2019)
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California To Pass Bill for the Health and Safety of Sex Workers

California To Pass Bill for the Health and Safety of Sex Workers

On July 1, 2019, the California Assembly passed SB 233 54-13. SB 233 is an act to amend section 1162 of the penal code by prohibiting the arrest of a person for misdemeanor drug- or prostitution-related offenses if that person is reporting a specified crime including assault, domestic violence, extortion, human...
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San Francisco’s Prostitutes Support a Proposition

San Francisco’s Prostitutes Support a Proposition

San Francisco’s Prostitutes Support a Proposition (The New York Times, November 1, 2008)
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Taking sides on prostitution

Taking sides on prostitution

Taking sides on prostitution (In The Fray, February 2, 2005)
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Bid to Decriminalize Prostitution in Berkeley

Bid to Decriminalize Prostitution in Berkeley

Bid to Decriminalize Prostitution in Berkeley (The New York Times, September 14, 2004)
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