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How to be a Pimp for Dummies

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By Christopher R Rice


Do pimps have rules to live/die by? Are there really ten rules to the Game as Tupac says in Blasphemy? If so here are some ideas what they might be. Be humble my niggas, this is holy ground you're walking on. You're being handed jewels.

1.) Don’t Chase ‘Em, Replace ‘Em
2.) Pimp the Game
3.) Ain’t No Love in this Shit
4.) Pimp Like You’re Ho-less
5.) Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say
6.) Keep Your Game on the Low
7.) Trust Nothing but the Game
8.) Don’t Believe the Hype
9.) Let a Ho Know
10.) The Game is to be Sold, Not Told


10 Rules to the Game 

I. Thou shall not snitch.
II. Thou shall not infiltrate.
III. Thou shall not perpetrate.
IV. Thou shall not playa hate.
V. Thou shall not ho trust.
VI. Thou shall not ho say.
VII. Thou shall not pay a trick.
VIII. Thou shall not disrespect the Game.
IX. Thou shall not be broke.
X. Thou shall not be without your necessities.

Girls suicide note cites Backpage closure

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By Christopher R Rice


A Jane Doe took her life last night at two minutes to midnight. She left a suicide note and Underground Newz has obtained the following excerpts...

"How can I make it now that Backpage is gone? I'll have to go back to walking a track, turning tricks out of the front seats of strangers cars but that was too dangerous. Without Backpage I'll be homeless again. I can't afford the rates on EROS, so what's a poor girl suppose to do?"

"My regulars are spooked by the seizure of Backpage and won't call or answer my calls. Without work I can't eat or pay my phone or my rent or anything. I've thought about my choices and I'm sure some people will think that I'm taking the easy way out but there's nothing easy about this."

"I tried going back to school but couldn't understand what was going on. I even tried a regular 9 to 5 do you know the boss was all over me like an octopus and tried to sleep with me but…

Trump Just Signed Legislation That Could Be Deadly For Sex Workers Like Me

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By Laura LeMoon


I am a homeless sex trafficking survivor and a sex worker. I’m a throwaway. Many people wonder how I could be both a survivor of sex trafficking and also presently a sex worker, but it’s easy. I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor.

Trump recently signed FOSTA/SESTA into law ― legislation aimed at preventing sex trafficking by holding websites accountable for third-party content. But this also makes it almost impossible for independent sex workers to continue working.

The panic surrounding FOSTA/SESTA has resulted in the complete seizure of Backpage, an online forum much like Craigslist, as well as the shutdown of The Erotic Review in the United States and the closing of the Craigslist casual encounters classifieds board, where many sex workers found clients. I and all my fellow survivor friends were already homeless or barely surviving before the passage of FOSTA/SESTA. Now, this legislation further limits our options for income and puts us on the fast track t…

Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution

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The Econominist


VIOLENCE against women, anti-prostitution laws and poor health-care systems all make sub-Saharan Africa an appalling place to be a sex worker. Criminalised by many African states and exploited by corrupt officials, many women are forced into the world of organised crime. Worse still, they have been at the forefront of the continent’s ongoing AIDS epidemic. One study in 2013 found that in 16 African countries, an average of 37% of sex workers were HIV positive. Yet one African country does things differently. Senegal is the only place in Africa where sex workers are regulated by the state. Identification cards confirm the women as sex workers and give them access to some free health care, condoms and education initiatives. Why is this small west African state so different?

The Senegalese system has its roots in the country’s colonial legacy. French legislation that regulated prostitution in order to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases was k…

Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer pleads guilty in three states, agrees to testify against other website officials

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By Tom Jackman, WashingtonPost


Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of Backpage.com whose name was conspicuously absent from an indictment of seven other Backpage officials unsealed Monday, has pleaded guilty in state courts in California and Texas and federal court in Arizona to charges of money laundering and conspiracy to facilitate prostitution. In addition, he agreed to testify against the men who co-founded Backpage with him, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, who remained in jail Thursday in Arizona on facilitating prostitution charges.

Backpage, in addition to hosting thinly veiled ads for prostitution since 2004, was accused of hosting child sex trafficking ads on its site and even assisting advertisers in wording their copy so they didn’t overtly declare that sex was for sale, federal investigators allege. In a remarkable three-paragraph admission in his federal plea agreement, Ferrer wrote that “I conspired with other Backpage principals … to find ways to knowingly fa…

Sex trafficking survivors reveal how NYC pimps prey on the young and vulnerable

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By Gabrielle Fonrouge, Shawn Cohen, NYPost


They sit next to you on the subway and attend school with your children.

Some come from money; others were born into poverty.

There is no cookie-cutter mold for the city’s sex-trafficking victims, a hidden — and burgeoning — part of its population.

“It’s that confluence of a super-young, vulnerable person meeting a predatory individual who is ultimately part of a billion-dollar sex industry,” said Rachel Lloyd, founder of the anti-sex trafficking group Girls Educational & Mentoring Services and a survivor herself.

“They don’t really stand a chance.”

In Day 2 of The Post’s three-part series on New York’s sex-trafficking epidemic, survivors, advocates and law-enforcement officials provide a glimpse into what it’s like for the thousands of women and men who are bought, sold and abused across the five boroughs every day.

Their stories reveal how choice and consent get blurred in the face of desperation — and the lasting effects of …

Women’s March lambasted for criticizing shutdown of Backpage.com

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The Women’s March organization is no stranger to controversy (see: accusations of racism, transphobia, and anti-Semitism). Now it’s in the midst of another — this one regarding its defense of sex workers, and, indirectly, their long-contested place within the women’s movement.  

The wading-in came with a single tweet, in response to the governmental seizure and shutting down of Backpage.com, a hub for escorts and other sex workers. (On Friday, its CEO pleaded guilty in court to charges of money laundering and facilitating prostitution.) The shutdown reportedly came just before the passage of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), a bipartisan measure that aims to fight sex trafficking by reducing legal protections for online hosts.

Sex workers, though, say it not only fails to do that, but that it also threatens vital online safety measures.

The Women’s March tweet — which many called “disgusting,” “vile,” and “misinformed,”…