My First Job Was Behind the Camera on a Phone-Sex TV Channel
Manning the cameras at a 24-hour softcore porn channel, I got a firsthand look at the company's battle against arbitrary censorship laws, and the performers' struggle to express themselves in a job with a strict, sex-robot procedure.
Women Share Their Stories of Sexual Harassment and Sexism in Parliament
"He would get drunk and lunge at me."
Bikini Baristas Are Suing for Their Right to Sell Coffee in a Thong
Authorities in Everett, Washington state are trying to stop women from serving lattes in their panties—but people are fighting back in court.
The Former Sex Workers Trying to Wipe Their Criminal Records Clean
For the thousands of British sex workers with a permanent criminal conviction, finding and keeping a new job isn't just difficult—it's nearly impossible.
Amazon Allowed Horrific Abuse Against Trans Woman, Lawsuit Alleges
"My husband Dane and I were devoted to our jobs. In return, we were treated atrociously by our co-workers and our bosses, simply because I am a woman."
Elderly Woman Who Tried To Save Man’s Life Convicted Of Running a Brothel
After one man collapsed at a brothel in England, a 70-year-old cleaner performed CPR and called for help. She was rewarded with a criminal record.
What It's Really Like to Work with Rapists in Prison
Most people would run from the prospect of working with convicted sex offenders. But some women and rape survivors relish it as a way to reclaim power.
Domestic Workers in Hong Kong Are Being Forced to Sleep in Cabinets, Report Says
"This 'cupboard' is my private bedroom," a worker explained. "I belong to the kitchen."
'It's Exhausting': The Hidden Struggle of Working Women with Autism
Autistic women can go for years without diagnosis, and struggle at work as a result. One company is determined to do something about it.
Is This the Most Dangerous Place to Be a Female Journalist Right Now?
One reporter was strangled to death in her apartment; another was shot dead in her car. In Mexico, women in journalism face the constant threat of violence.
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Inside the Dubious Schools Training Filipina Women for Domestic Work Overseas
For working-class women in the Philippines, becoming a live-in domestic employee abroad is a chance to provide for themselves and their families. But they often face exploitation and debt from training centers, employment agencies, and the employers...
Almost Everyone Can Donate Blood—Except Sex Workers
If you've ever exchanged money for sexual services, you're barred from giving blood in the UK—forever. Sex workers explain why the ban is unjust.
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