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CSJ Stands in Solidarity with Rentboy, and Statement Round-Up

Sex work is a fact of life — it has been, it is and it will be as long as human beings are around.                                     – Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director of National LGBTQ Task Force The Center for Sexual Justice stands with many LGBTQ and criminal justice organizations in...

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Prep School Crime & Punishment

Owen Labrie, the prep school rape defendant in New Hampshire, who’s been accepted into Harvard, admittedly seems to have perpetuated a dorm culture where the sexual conquest of female peers is seen as manly virtue–the more the better. And there does seem to have been at least some element of...

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Study: Sexual Assaults Lower in Neighborhoods With More Registered Sex Offenders

Sex offender registries are premised on the belief that there is a correlation between re-offense and victim proximity. The underlying assumption is that more sexual assaults will occur in places where sex offenders live. In an effort to curb offending rates, policymakers have enacted legislation which allows the public to...

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Yasmin Nair: On Rentboy, Sex Panics, Feminism, and More

Queer writer Yasmin Nair has a great post on today’s Rentboy.com raid and how it relates to larger issues of gay politics, sex work, and sex panics. I’ll let it speak for itself, and you can read the post in its entirety here. Allow me to state the obvious: that such...