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“Hermaphrodite [sex … is] the sex of the angels,” explains Claudette, an intersex sex worker, to the photographer Malika Gaudin-Delrieu. The pair began their collaboration after meeting in Claudette’s native Switzerland, where Gaudin-Delrieu was documenting the country’s legalized prostitution. With her recent series of photographs, the artist elegantly dispels stigma around complex gender ... Read More
As a child, Souvid Datta visited his grandparents in Kolkata for Christmas. In the midst of a tantrum, he stormed out of the house and wandered into Sonagachi, a red-light district. He saw girls around his age, men with handfuls of money; he made eye contact with a girl wearing pink, green and gold, and then he watched her led away by a much older man. The experience marked Datta, and as an adult, now a documentary photographer, he returned to Kolkata to ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion of prostitution
While on display at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects little over a week ago, Malerie Marder’s thirty portraits hung unframed, pinned simply to the wall. Part of the artist’s first solo show, each photograph in Anatomy depicts one of the Netherlands’s diverse group of legal sex workers. The work is also available in book form.
In previous projects, Marder has ... Read More
Renowned author and essayist William T Vollmann commits to his protagonists. In the case of his most recent heroine, Dolores of The Book of Dolores, he tried to live as a woman. Dolores is a transgender prostitute who interests include jewelry and geology. She is a housewife who often dons a black and red corset. She carries a whip into the bedroom. As accurately and earnestly as possible, Vollmann transformed himself into the female character in ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Sep 13, 2013 |
From the ages of 15 to 22, a woman by the name of Rachel Moran worked as a prostitute in Ireland. She found herself homeless when both of her parents were struggling with mental illness and soon turned to prostitution as a means of survival. In a new memoir “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution” Moran writes with the aim to reveal the world of prostitution for what it actually is; stripped of any myth and enchantment.
Recently, Moran spoke with ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Artsy on Aug 12, 2013 |
TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains nudity and photographs about prostitution.
Photographer Alicia Vera is a Miami native whose intrigue with photographing strippers led her to a close friendship with a young woman named Eden. Vera had tried to take photos at various strip clubs over the years, but was consistently denied access. She was able to get the privileges she desired after landing an office job doing social media in the adult entertainment industry. ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim in Feminizzle on Jan 24, 2013 |
Thanks to the awesome power of the internet, we know exactly which restaurants on our block have super dank Thai food. You can rate hotels, restaurants, services of all kinds, so it should come as no surprise that people rate escorts and prostitutes.
A recent article entitled The Luxury Rental Girlfriend, sheds an interesting light on this relatively new phenomenon in the US. After interviewing a range of “hobbyists,” men who sleep with escorts and ... Read More
BY Janelle in General on Mar 24, 2011 |
Child prostitution. Obviously a problem online, but who can we trust with the statistics to back it up? Interestingly enough, we definitely cannot trust the data produced from the Women’s Funding Network. On September 15th, claims made by chief program officer, Deborah Richardson forced Craigslist to shut down its adult section on their site. The Women’s Funding Network told legislators that juvenile prostitution has intensified at an ... Read More
BY jodi sh doff in Feminizzle on Dec 15, 2010 |
The names of 60 sex workers who were murdered in 2010 will be read aloud at candlelight vigils across the world on Friday. Sixty is a conservative estimate, violence against those in the sex worker community more often than not goes undocumented, unreported, unnoticed. Often we don’t hear about it until it is too late for anything other than tabloid headlines, until there is a body left my the roadside, stuffed in a drainpipe or tossed from a ... Read More
…Or what should have been seen as such, but...no, not so much for Ye Haiyan. The single mother, sex worker and activist has been detained by Chinese authorities for the organization of a mass protest of people carrying red umbrellas, banners, petitions, all promoting legalization of prostitution. According to non-profit publication The China Development Brief, this protest was a first for China.It seems that the last anyone has heard about Ye, also ... Read More