Journalism

My reporting and commentary has appeared in The New York Times, the GuardianThe NationWiredThe Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Salon, among other publications.

Essentials

The Price of a Sex-Slave Rescue Fantasy (The New York Times)

Let’s Call Sex Work What It Is: Work (The Nation)

The Peephole (Guernica)

Girl Geeks and Boy Kings (Dissent)

Happy Hookers (Jacobin)

For the Love of Kink (Dissent)

The Red Light and the Cloud (Medium)

How Sex Work Became Invisible in America (The Atlantic/CityLab)

The War on Sex Workers (Reason)

News

How D.C. Finally Stopped Punishing Sex Workers For Carrying Condoms (The Atlantic/CityLab)

Spying, sex and finance: What banks and payment processors are secretly watching — to avoid “risk” (Salon)

Better Treatment of Trans Women by Philly Police Could Have Averted Brutal Murder, Says Activist (In These Times)

Sex Workers Rise Up After Fatal Stabbings (In These Times)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Prostitution Pledge for US Groups (The Nation)

How the Anti-Prostitution Pledge Hinders AIDS Prevention (The Nation)

Ending Prostitution ‘Central’ to Ending AIDS, US Tells Supreme Court (The Nation)

Anti-Prostitution Pledge Heads to Supreme Court (The Nation)

Organized Labor’s Newest Heroes: Strippers (The Atlantic)

California’s Prop 35:  Targeting the Wrong People for the Wrong Reasons (RH Reality Check)

Anarchopanda Hugs the Front Lines of Montreal Student Protests (Wired)

AIDS Isn’t Just a Public Health Issue, It’s an Injustice (The Nation)

Protest Greets the International AIDS Conference in DC (The Nation)

Having AIDS Is Not a Crime: A DC March Demands an End to Discriminatory Police Tactics (The Nation)

Hey Ho! Backpage Protesters Hit Village Voice on the Hottest Day of the Year (The New York Observer/Betabeat)

Why is Facebook Protecting Pro Rape Language and Abuse of Women? (AlterNet)

Making Safer Spaces: Occupy Wall Street Addresses Questions of Security at Zuccotti Park (AlterNet)

Occupy Wall Street’s Web Team Finds Anarchy Ain’t Easy (The New York Observer/Betabeat)

Commentary

Fighting sex trafficking with Jesus: How the religious right’s healing hurts (Salon)

The right’s bogus sex work stance: Taking power away from women (Salon)

What the New York Times (and France) Got Wrong About Prostitution (Slate)

Sex workers vs. Spitzer (The American Prospect)

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” campaign holds little for most women (Washington Post)

The truth about trafficking: it’s not just about sexual exploitation (The Guardian)

Socialize Backpage (Jacobin)

Who speaks for women who work in the adult industry? (The Guardian)

‘Men buy girls, not sex’ and other myths of anti-prostitution moralists (The Guardian)

The Long Island Women’s Real Killer (The Guardian)

Rape Charges, Libel Suits, Hooker Headlines: The Trial By Media of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Accusers (AlterNet)

Whores and Other Hackers ($pread)

The Craigslist Sex Panic: How shutting down its’ erotic services section hurts prostitutes and cops (Slate)

How everyone ruined the internet (Valleywag)

Zivity Sparks Girl Geek Porn Panic(Valleywag)

Five reasons women really do need to get off the internet (Valleywag)

Culture

She Was A Camera (Rhizome)

Betty Dodson’s Feminist Sex Wars (Truthout)

When Prostitution Wasn’t a Crime: The Fascinating History of Sex Work in America (AlterNet)

Demanding Sasha Grey’s “Girlfriend Experience” (BlackBook)

The Boy Next Door (San Francisco Bay Guardian)