Bodies As Battlegrounds: Debating The Pros And Cons Of The Decriminalization Of Sex Work

In August, 2015, Amnesty International voted in favor of a policy that calls for the full decriminalization of consensual sex work. Definitions of sex work will vary. This author uses the term to refer “…to the consensual exchange of sexual services between adults for money or goods"...The Amnesty vote was supposed to make it possible for proposals to be drafted to rewrite legislation in countries which criminalize the consensual sale and purchase of sex. Sex work is already partially decriminalized in the United Kingdom and Canada...Now many sex workers in the United States are wondering when they’ll get their chance to be heard, and see sex work decriminalized here.

A Letter From A Concerned LIU Post Alum

Without the minimal funding required to keep it in hard-copy print, and without encouragement to report the full range and depth of campus opinion, the Pioneer, if it survives, will be turned into a paper without a purpose in order to turn Post into a campus without an identity.

Where Acting Meets Activism

“Theatre allows us to converse with our souls—to passionately pursue and discover ways of living with ourselves and others,” writes New York University theatre professor, Philip Taylor. For Northern Ireland's DAMD Theatre Company, this is more than just a saying, and more than just a theory. It is a driving force behind all they do when they take to the stage.

Martin Luther King press conference

What Would King Do?

With Dr. Martin Luther King jr’s birthday approaching on January 15th and black history month following soon after, I find it appropriate to set my mind on Dr. King's life's work and philosophies. I admonish you to do the same. WHAT WOULD KING DO. Mimicking the Christian catch phrase "What Would Jesus Do," I often wonder how Dr. King would approach today's societal challenges.

Irish women heading home for Christmas urged to check in for choice by the London–Irish Abortion Rights Campaign

This year, the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign is challenging the governments of both regions to not only bear witness to the homecoming, but recognise the thousands of women they force to travel the other way; often alone, facing stigma, and knowing that legally their lives and personal choices are not valued...The #choice4xmas campaign will run from December 16th. We’re asking ex-pats to check-in on social media at airports and ferry ports, with the suggested text: "Travelling home to Ireland & thinking of the 11 women a day who travel to Britain for an abortion #choice4xmas #repealthe8th #Extend1967Act".