Molly Crabapple wrote a piece for VICE on a prostitution diversion program in Phoenix where police arrest sex workers and take them to a church, holding them without access to lawyers and coercing them to sign up for a diversion program before they’ve been convicted of any crime.
New York artist Linda Troeller and German writer and photographer Marion Schneider have a new project called Intimacies that looks at ways to identify, visualize, and politicize the complexity of being orgasmic today.
I didn’t create this Project for your spanktastic delight. And so I promptly delete your misogynistic, and often quite idiotic, comments. Yes, the photos are taken of the inside of vaginas (using a speculum, flashlight, and camera), but the intention is not to arouse you. Get over it.
Sudhir Venkatesh has already had more than his allotted 15 minutes, but his most recent appropriation of sex workers’ lives gives us—sex workers, people in the sex trade, and allies—a moment to reflect on unethical researchers who have not yet realized that they are as much under the microscope as we are.