Lizzie Borden’s ‘Working Girls’ Is About Capitalism, Not Sex

While the 1987 drama takes place in a Manhattan brothel, its true concern is labor. (And it’s is definitely not to be confused with Mike Nichols’s rom-com.)

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A U.N. Declaration on Ending AIDS Should Have Been Easy. It Wasn’t.

Even with U.N.’s previous goals unmet, delegates tried to water down provisions regarding protections for vulnerable populations and patents for essential drugs.

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OnlyFans Isn’t Just Porn ;)

Despite all assertions that the site isn’t powered by its sexual content, the platform is synonymous with porn. What is it really?

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Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Prostitution, Part of Nationwide Shift

The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., moved to dismiss thousands of cases dating back decades, amid a growing movement to change the criminal justice system’s approach to prostitution.

#loitering, #manhattan-nyc, #massage, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery

The decision contradicted an earlier court ruling in South Korea that said the Japanese government must compensate so-called comfort women.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #prostitution, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Indicted Gaetz Associate Is Said to Be Cooperating With Justice Dept.

Joel Greenberg, a former elected official in Florida, has been talking to federal investigators since last year about the conduct of Representative Matt Gaetz and others.

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Making a Living at Financial Domination Online

The high-priced hustle of financial domination, where “pay pigs” send tributes to their cash masters.

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Matt Gaetz Faces House Ethics Inquiry on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The scope of the inquiry into the Florida congressman appeared to be exceedingly broad and overlap with an ongoing Justice Department investigation.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gaetz-matt, #house-committee-on-ethics, #house-of-representatives, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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The Matt Gaetz Investigation: What We Know

The Justice Department is said to be investigating the congressman’s encounters with women recruited online for sex and whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

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In Empty Amsterdam, Reconsidering Tourism

Before Covid-19, the city was packed with visitors. Now efforts to rein in the expected post-pandemic crowds are ramping up, but not without controversy.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #coffeehouses, #prostitution, #travel-and-vacations

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I Spent My Life Consenting to Touch I Didn’t Want

A year of isolation made me consider all the casual, unwanted touch women endure — and why it’s so hard to refuse it.

#prostitution, #sex, #sex-crimes, #touch-sense, #women-and-girls

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Margo St. James, Advocate for Sex Workers, Dies at 83

She founded a group called COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and devoted her life to the cause of decriminalizing prostitution.

#deaths-obituaries, #prostitution, #san-francisco-calif, #st-james-margo-1937-2021, #womens-rights

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Epstein Associate Jean-Luc Brunel Is Arrested in France

Jean-Luc Brunel was arrested at an airport near Paris by French authorities investigating possible sex crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his associates.

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Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, Charged in Epstein Case, Is Revealed

Ms. Maxwell, who fought to keep the deposition secret, repeatedly denied that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse young women.

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The Billionaire Who Stood by Jeffrey Epstein

Leon Black, whose $9 billion fortune could buy the best counsel in the world, paid at least $50 million to Mr. Epstein for advice and services after most others had deserted him.

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Charge That Maxwell ‘Groomed’ Girls for Epstein Is Central to Case

Prosecutors are relying on a theory that Ghislaine Maxwell slowly broke down the resistance of teenage girls to sexual abuse at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein.

#metoo-movement, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #farmer-annie, #maxwell-ghislaine, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Why Do People Think Scott Borgerson is Married to Ghislaine Maxwell?

A maritime expert surfaces in the proceedings against the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein.

#borgerson-scott, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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‘I Am Scared’: Italian Sex Workers Face Poverty and Illness In the Pandemic

Prostitution is not illegal in Italy, nor is it regulated as an official occupation. But the coronavirus has forced many sex workers to accept certain risks in order to avoid poverty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #human-trafficking, #italy, #politics-and-government, #prostitution, #quarantines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Ghislaine Maxwell Asks For Release as Lawyers Say She’s “Not Jeffrey Epstein”

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

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‘Ghislaine Maxwell Is Not Jeffrey Epstein’: Maxwell Asks for Release

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

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The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell’s yearslong involvement with Mr. Epstein, who faces charges of sex trafficking and abuse, has raised questions about what she may have known.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-york-city, #palm-beach-fla, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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Florida Court Will Hear Video Appeal in Robert Kraft Case

An appellate court will decide whether video evidence is admissible in the case against the New England Patriots owner. It was thrown out by a court in Palm Beach County, Fla., in May 2019.

#florida, #football, #fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #kraft-robert-k, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #orchids-of-asia-jupiter-fla, #prostitution, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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Prince Andrew and U.S. Prosecutor in Nasty Dispute Over Epstein Case

The spat over whether the prince is willing to help in a sex-trafficking inquiry escalated, with a top federal prosecutor effectively calling the British royal a liar.

#andrew-duke-of-york, #berman-geoffrey-s, #british-broadcasting-corp, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #great-britain, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #prostitution, #royal-families, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Amsterdam’s Red Light Zone Stays Shut as Rest of City Edges Open

Many Dutch professions went back to work in May, and most will return by July. But sex workers must wait until September — sending hundreds into poverty and forcing some to risk working in secret.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #netherlands, #prostitution, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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