An overview of what Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act and Fight Online Trafficking Act will do. This site also encouraged action to be done to stop the passing of these laws, unfortunately they were passed.
“‘A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” – The Guardian This episode explores how SESTA/FOSTA will impact sex workers. A great resource for those who are not sure what these bills are. The podcast is accessible and easy to consume, so anyone can listen and be informed.
Yes, even Teen Vogue cares about sex workers! So you should too!
Four sex workers discuss what FOSTA and SESTA mean for their work and lives, as well as for the future of sex work and censorship in the U.S. This article specifically focuses on sex workers experiences, by using their exact words from an interview. Featured: a queer black and disabled woman, a white transmasculine individual, a 32-year old white woman, and a sinti trans individual. "Stifling legislation, regulation and criminalization are what makes it dangerous for us to merely try and survive in a capitalist world. We need avenues to find work safely."
Politicians and moral crusaders insist we need sweeping new laws to combat a so-called sex trafficking crisis. But their claims are easily disproven by the facts. This article explores how most of the statistics we see about trafficking are not accurate, and they serve to create a panic in the public. Sex workers are often seen as "needing saving" and "selling their bodies" or "performing survival sex" which is not always true and strips sex workers of agency.
Everyone has an opinion about how to legislate sex work (whether to legalize it, ban it or even tax it) ... but what do workers themselves think would work best? Activist Juno Mac explains four legal
One week ago SESTA/FOSTA was passed by the Senate and now it’s on the way to the President’s desk for signature. We have already begun to see the wave of its impact with sites closing.
A blog by and about sex workers. A lot of the material address stigma around the sex work industry.
Participatory Study with 6 sex workers in Seattle, Washington. Using the voices of actual sex workers, this social worker is able to bring sex workers into academia and provide readers with their personal narratives, which are often ignored and silenced.
Written by Norma Jean Almodovar, who was president and founder of International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education, and she has served as executive director of C.O.Y.O.T.E (Call off your old tired Ethics). She specifically focuses on stigma and dehumanizing views of sex work as seen in prostitution laws in the United States. The brutality down towards them is justified within the law. And it is considered acceptable for sex workers to have no rights. Almodovar calls out feminists who have been unwilling to support decriminalization as a solution, because they claim that sex work leads to a lifetime of shame and degradation.
Visit the post for more. This is a legal service for sex workers. They provide many "How-to" articles for how to be a safe sex workers and for how to interact with police. They also refer sex workers to lawyers in their area.
The Red Umbrella Fund is the first global fund guided by and for sex workers. We believe that change will only be achieved through strong, collaborative movements of sex workers advocating for their r
Creating Community for Incarcerated Sex Workers. Using donations, SWOP gives books and resources to incarcerated sex workers. They also set up incarcerated sex workers with pen pals. Started in 2016, SWOP helps sex workers behind bars.
The Black Sex Workers Collective seeks to address the needs of current and former Black sex workers by providing education, legal assistance, healthcare resources, and affordable housing referrals. Give them your money!