How the NYT pushed Canada to confront one of its biggest tech companies
A sex-worker advocate puts the Pornhub "hysteria" in context
July 12, 2021
#694 War On Porn
Pornhub is a massive Canadian website that few talked about until the New York Times called it out for profiting from the exploitation of children and rape victims. Now government is rushing to regulate all online pornography. But the NY Times piece has its origins in an anti-porn crusade from an anti-gay, racist evangelic church. Sandra Wesley, executive director of the sex worker advocacy group Stella, says that bad laws will harm sex workers, and that the "moral panic" over porn could even kill them.
July 12, 2021
Wag the Doug
#28 The Government’s Hidden Attack On Sex Workers
In Doug Ford’s Ontario, there’s no problem that can’t be solved by giving police new powers. This time, the issue is human trafficking— which, well that makes sense, right? The reality is far more complicated.
May 19, 2021
#193 Hate Laundry
Two big Toronto papers got some things horribly wrong. The Sun has been censured by the National NewsMedia Council for its fictitious goat-slaughtering story, and The Sun and Star both recklessly outed a sex worker for no justifiable purpose.
December 19, 2018
Sun And Star Out Sex Worker
The Sun also got the story wrong in its front-page headline
December 18, 2018
By Jonathan Goldsbie
Sex Work in Canada
Kerry Porth, Akio Maroon, and Elene Lam join for a panel discussion on Bill C-36 and more.