Posts Tagged ‘sex workers’

The Morning After: Sex Worker Pilates Edition

* Some Thomas Circle neighbors are unnerved by sex workers walking near their Pilates studio. Why I never!

D.C. Police Arrest 9 on Internet-Related, Prostitution-Related Crimes

This weekend, the D.C. police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, some Logan Circle hotels, and "community members" came together to stop nine people from trying to exchange money for sex over the Internet. Third District Captain Aubrey Mongal on how it all went down:

Sex Work and the Problem of the Teetering High-Heels

In her Friday Washington Post column, Petula Dvorak came to the realization that the District's sex workers aren't exclusively criminals—sometimes, they can be victims, too. Dvorak profiles Tina Frundt, the woman behind the local Courtney's House shelter for victims of human trafficking. "Frundt was once a slave herself, forced into prostitution in the District [...]

Feminine Performance and Thinking Of The Children

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"Think of the children" is an argument consistently used to justify adult insecurities. Hate gay marriage? Just argue that it erodes a "child's sense of innocence." Disgusted by sex workers walking the streets in "broad daylight"? Argue that a child could see them. Uncomfortable with people openly discussing alternate sexualities? A [...]

The Washington Post Parade of Stripper Jokes

Today, the Washington Post published a story about Quansa Thompson, a local exotic dancer who has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against her former place of employment, Georgia Ave. strip club The House. Thompson is suing over a widespread problem in adult nightclubs—that owners illegally treat their nightly dancers like independent contractors [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Mistresses, And the Cheaters Who Hate Them Edition

In ye olden times, the kept woman enjoyed a high social status, so long as she did not endeavor unto the dark arts of pornographie and erotic dancing.
Mistresses! Whenever a public figure takes one as a secret lover, Society at Large is obligated to publicly shame this woman for her untoward behavior. But just [...]

Valentine’s Day Events That Won’t Make You Hate Yourself

Humans have been celebrating variations on a "Valentine's Day" since the fourth century, when ancient Romans celebrated their mid-February pagan fertility rite. Nowadays, the Valentine's Day tradition persists in order to market shitty ensemble romantic comedies, prod our significant others into buying shitty chocolate, and make single folks feel shitty about themselves. Valentine's Day [...]

The Secret Prostitution Code, and What It Says About Johns

This summer, I discovered the many ridiculous sexual euphemisms employed by johns who frequent online prostitution forums. On the Internet, dudes who pay women to have sex with them communicate in an absurd code in the hopes of eluding law enforcement officers (that's "LEOs" to them). The code ranges from straight acronym (BBBJ is [...]

FOX 5: Prostitutes “Too Gross To Describe,” Speak To

For two weeks, FOX 5 trained "secret cameras" on the intersection of 11th & K NW in an attempt to catch sex workers in the act. FOX 5's investigation revealed "ladies of the night hitting the streets in broad daylight." But while reporter Tisha Thompson's work included the requisite indignant neighbors, official police commentary, and [...]

Sex Codes: The Top 31 Acronyms For All Your Sexist, Racist Fetishes

So, you ladies got any TCSS up in this AAMP?
Earlier this summer, FOX deciphered the secret sexting codes teens use to fuck each other on their cell phones. But teens aren't the only ones who need to hide their sexual exploits with absurdly elaborate acronyms. Sex workers and their clients, too, are trained to use [...]

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