Melissa Gira Grant a writer and freelance journalist covering sex, tech, and politics, in the streets and everywhere else. Her latest book, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Verso, 2014) challenges the myths about selling sex and those who perpetuate them. Her reporting and commentary appears in The NationThe New York TimesWired,The AtlanticDissentGlamour, and The Guardian, among other publications. She lives in New York.

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