Prostitute, Whore, Hooker, Ho: Sex Work Terminology

Why is the term used for sex work important? Is it just semantics, and if so, why care? Is the term Sex Work political correctness, or trying to put a legitimate looking label on abuse and pimping? When it comes to sex work, the most important people to ask about it are sex workers. When it comes to our work, ourselves, the language used about us and how we are treated, no one knows more than us. It’s important that other people don’t speak for us, or over us….

Whorecast: Aeryn talks Game of Thrones & sex work

We of course talked about Game of Thrones.  The Whorecast team has it’s own Game of Thrones themed podcast called Winter is Coming: On Your Face, which yuo shoudl check out. Bless all the puns & jokes. We talked about how I got booked / cast in the show, how HBO treated me through out…

Performer-Centred Pornography as Sex Workers’ Rights – Developing Labour Standards in a Criminal Context

Performer-Centred Pornography as Sex Workers’ Rights: Developing Labour Standards in a Criminal Context.   Aeryn Walker (me!) has been included in Zahra Stardust‘s recent insights from her Ph.D on labour standards in porn, recently shared with The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) . NSWP Research for Sex Work Issue 15 on Resistance and Resilience features a journal…

Sex Work, OnLine Activism and Self Care (from SWOP Resources:)

I know I’m not the only sex worker right now suffering massive burn out over the NSW Government wanting to change decriminalization laws, and Amnesty making the awesome choice to put it’s opinions on decriminalization and sex work into official policy. With public policy locally and internationally changing around us, effecting our lives and livelihoods,…

Red Umbrella Day

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed annually on 17 December by Sex workers, their advocates, friends, families and allies. First celebrated in 2003[1], the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is the brainchild of Dr. Annie Sprinkle and the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP-USA)[2], an American Sex Worker’s…