Religious Crusaders Targeting Tunisia’s Last Legal Brothels
Shereen El Feki of BBC News reported this week that legal brothels in the African nation of Tunisia are on their last legs; victims of “pressure from women’s rights activists and religious conservatives” – primarily Ennahda, Tunisia’s Islamist party. This mirrors similar efforts by religious conservatives to close legal brothels
New Defendant In Anti-Brothel Lawsuit Is Disability Rights Advocate
(Bree Zender | KUNR) – A federal lawsuit was filed earlier this year by an anti-legal brothel lawyer, claiming sex trafficking is rampant in the businesses. While brothel owners deny this, the suit aims to ban brothels in Nevada. Now, a prospective defendant is looking to add himself to the suit.
Proposed Nevada Bill Redefines ‘Prostitutes’ as ‘Courtesans,’ Creates Odd Curfew
(Gustavo Turner | XBIZ) – A Nevada County Commission which has jurisdiction over the legal brothels nearest to Las Vegas has drafted proposed changes to the county code, which include officially discarding the stigmatizing term “prostitutes” in ordinances in favor of “courtesans” and reclassifying “houses of prostitution” as “brothels.” The
At Mustang Ranch open house, Gilman says he wants ‘better respect’ for brothel industry
(Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez | Nevada Independent) – Dennis Hof was found dead at one of his seven brothels almost a year ago. But the death of one of its most outspoken figureheads hasn’t kept the brothel industry out of the headlines — it faced a legislative push to put an end to
Only Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Decriminalize Sex Work, but Other Dems Show Signs of Progress on the Issue
(Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Reason) – A majority of Americans now favor “removing criminal penalties for adults to sell and pay for consensual sex,” with support particularly high among Democrats and younger voters but also crossing party and age lines. Yet most of the Democrats running for president prefer to keep quiet about sex
No separation between prostitution, politics in Nevada
by Dana Gentry | Nevada Current [excerpt] Attorney General Aaron Ford, who is defending Sisolak and the state’s legal brothels in a federal lawsuit filed by former sex workers, is simultaneously prosecuting cases of sexual trafficking initiated by his predecessor, Adam Laxalt. . . . Ford draws a distinction between
Legal sex worker gives talk on risk at Rotary Club of Lancaster
(Hurubie Meko | Lancaster Online) – The Rotary Club of Lancaster got some business advice Wednesday from a legal sex worker in Nevada. Alice Little, who said she earned over $1 million last year working at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, talked to the Rotarians about risk management and fee setting.
Bernie Sanders Ducks Sex Worker Questions
Excerpt from Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 7, 2019 U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders hosted a public town hall that drew more than 550 and a private roundtable meeting with veterans in Las Vegas. Sanders’ progressive platforms met with support, but several pushed the candidate to take stance on protecting sex work.
Slixa: Sex Work Decriminalization: What. A. Week.
(Kate D’Adamo | Slixa.com) – The last week has been a testament to the movement towards global decriminalization of sex work. It may have gone by fast, but it’s been truly incredible few days. In The United States: Today, the NYC-based coalition DecrimNY will introduce the most comprehensive decriminalization bill
Chapman: Are Americans Ready to Decriminalize Prostitution?
(Steve Chapman) – America was once a land of prohibitions. Half a century ago, in most of the country, gambling was illegal. Marijuana use was illegal. Abortion was illegal. Pornography was illegal. Homosexual relations were against the law — and same-sex marriage was beyond imagination. Even heterosexual sodomy was forbidden in