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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.
Aoife Rose
11.8.17
politics
politics

Women Share Their Stories of Sexual Harassment and Sexism in Parliament

"He would get drunk and lunge at me."
Sirin Kale
11.2.17
politics
politics

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.
Sirin Kale
9.13.17
uk
uk

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.
Grace Banks
8.16.17
discrimination
discrimination

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."
Gabby Bess
8.10.17
sex work
sex work

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.
Sirin Kale
7.27.17
crime
crime

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.
Sophie Brown
5.25.17
workers rights
workers rights

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."
Gabby Bess
5.12.17
uk
uk

'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.
Sophie Wilkinson
5.9.17
crime
crime

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.
Andalusia Knoll Soloff
5.2.17
politics
politics

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...
Justin Heifetz​​
4.10.17
uk
uk

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.
Jasmine Andersson
3.27.17