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Anti-Porn is the Theory, Repression is the Practice
Article
1987
The campaign against pornography has been one of the most visible faces of feminism for more than a decade now. Few have wanted to know whether the 'clean up' they were promoting strengthened women's ...
Down With Tory Crackdown on Prostitution!
Article
2014
The Tories, who have slashed billions from social programs and caused immeasurable harm to poor and working-class women, have fraudulently promoted Bill C-36 as a way of protecting victims of "exploit...
Good Girls, Bad Girls: Sex Trade Workers and Feminists Face to Face
Bell Laurie
Book
1987
Looks into issues like racism in pornography, reclamation of the label "whore," the concerns surrounding censorship and the myths and stereotypes that have made sex trade workers outcasts.
Inside the Sensational Business of "Rescuing" Sex Workers
Ludwig, Mike
Article
2015
For years, the sex worker movement has been at odds with a conservative wing of the anti-human trafficking movement.
Prostitution Rights
Glatz, Eric
Article
1980
Decriminalization takes prostitution from the jurisdiction of the criminal code. It means private sexual acts between consenting adults are placed outside the realm of criminal laws.
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Red Menace #5: Summer 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
Selling Sexual Services: A Socialist Feminist Perspective
Johanna, Brenner
Article
2015
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...
Uncivil Obedience: The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator
Borovoy, A. Alan
Book
1991
How to push for social change without breaking the law.
Who Cares?
Dransfeld, Rosie
Film/Video
2012
Rosie Dranfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex-trade workers. In this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is now a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide police with...

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History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today * Increases the influence of...
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...
Sexsources.ca
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...
Sexwork.com
Sex Work Cyber Resource & Support Center. Promoting intimacy and positive, healthy, consenting adult sexuality.

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Bill C36: A Dangerous Way Forward
Sources News Release
2014
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...
First register; then turn tricks
Prange, Astrid
2017
A new prostitution law to include compulsory registration meant to fight human trafficking and exploitation is not popular in the industry, and may lead to a return of prostitution going underground.
Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: 'I don't scare easily'
Saner, Emine
2012
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
2014
Over 60 organizations and agencies call for non-enforcement of C-36 and support full decriminalization of sex work.
Prostitution ban won't hit England, 'too many politicians' visit sex workers
Njobvu, William
2015
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...
Sex in History
Tannahill, Reay
1980
Tannahill draws on the findings of anthropology, archaeology, bio-chemistry, genetics, physiology, and psychoanalysis, as well as art, architecture, literature, and theology, in order to place the hum...
Sex workers decry government consultation on prostitution
Sources News Release
2014
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
Sources News Release
2013
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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CORPRL: Citizens Organizations To Repeal Prostitution-Related Laws
Organization profile published 1988
Organization
1988
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...
SexSources.ca
Website
2017
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...