Melissa Gira Grant is a journalist and author, covering sexual politics and human rights. She's a contributing writer for Pacific Standard, and her reporting and commentary have appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, VICE, Wired, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Dissent, among other publications. Her latest book is Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. She's also a visiting scholar at The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
In my new book Playing the Whore, sex workers' demands, too long relegated to the margins, take center stage.
Reporting and commentary on sex, tech, and politics.
Glass Houses is a media label founded on the Internet, launched with the publication of Coming & Crying.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
"That chorus of voices that followed Stoya’s shook the porn industry. They reverberated, and now the public is hearing, perhaps as loudly as ever, about the particular structural problems the porn industry contends with, and the persistent and pernicious idea that sex workers are by definition unrapeable. So what change has Stoya’s intervention made – and what remains?"
Monday, January 04, 2016
"A website. A one-woman research collective. An outlet for gathering and creating and working material for the long haul. A subscription service to my desk, my outboard brain."