Why Sex Workers Are Wary of Kamala Harris Though she claims to support decriminalization, Joe Biden’s VP pick has a regressive record when it comes to sex-worker rights By EJ DICKSON ROLLING STONE
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David Block has numerous articles published on disability, and also the dangers sex workers face. He is a Temple University graduate.
The Coronavirus is a Disaster for Sex Workers – April 24, 2020 PRESS RELEASE The Coronavirus is a Disaster for Sex Workers – We Need Resources! Contact: US PROStitutes Collective email@example.com Thousands of families in the US rely on the income from sex work to survive and have been thrown into a crisis by the coronavirus.
The entire HIPS team has been working around the clock to roll out new ways to keep our essential, life saving services going.
Sex workers have been fighting for decriminalization for generations. Now politicians are starting to listen. Anna North John Locher/AP
Helen told MEN: "The only men that have been nice to me are the ones that were paying me. “I would say one of the top five questions I am asked is do you regret being an escort. Well no - I have some great memories. Could I say that about my family or those who I have called my boyfriend? No. That speaks volumes. “I’m not saying that I didn’t have options and I’d be lying if I said I chose the easy way out. Some days I was repulsed by it. “But when you can pick your child up from school and pay your bills on time and be comfortable, it felt like the right thing to do at the time.”
For Mind to know the Real, it must enter a body. Therein it will revel in pleasure, and strive, and suffer, and die. Here you are, piloting a doomed craft on a river of glory
Updated 7/8/2019 HELLO! Thank you for your interest in my discussions on survival sex, sex work and sex trafficking. This post contains strong content not appropriate for all environments.
Sex Workers Applaud Vote By California Assembly For Passing SB233: SB 233 prohibits the arrest for prostitution of people who witness or are a victim of specified violent and serious crimes, and prohibits the use of condoms as evidence of sex work.
"We, Made of Bone" by Mahtem Shiferraw
Torturing Sex Workers, with Melanie Dante: Ken’s guest is Melanie Dante discussing various issues surrounding the sex trades, badly needed decriminalization, and holes in the law that create “viminals”, i.e., making criminals out of victims of sexual abuse.
Transportation Poetry by Janet Fishman, Painting by Philip Zuchman, Image Collage by Ms. Dante, Image of Ms. Dante also by Janet Fishman, at a Salon arranged by Deb Zuchman Philadelphia April 14th 2019
Author and Whore, Maggie will be joined by Triple-X Secretary Kerry Porth and New Democratic Party candidate Sven Robinson will host a panel discussion following the film. The War on the Whores is a feature-length documentary that exposes the harms and waste of America’s escalating crackdown on sex work which masquerades as fighting sex trafficking and rescuing vulnerable women and girls caught up in sexual exploitation.
One op editorial. Two totally different opinions. Posted below: Project SAFE's Aisha Mohammed's January op ed in Philly dot com, and Villa Nova's Legal Fellow Shea Rhodes discussing the op ed from an abolitionist perspective. Compare / Contrast. For those of us defined as youth survivors and adult sex workers we are caught between these radical extremes. As the PA motto goes its seems that No: both can’t survive!
JAN 10 • Thank you so much for your fair and balanced coverage of the 15th Annual IDTEVASW. Since 2012 SWOP and SAFE have strived to stand up and speak out in Philly on issues specific to stigma and gratuitous violence against sex workers. Folks are always amazed at how hard and painful this event is to do, yet in the end how truly blessed we are to be able to come together to do it. Many households in most areas of Greater Philadelphia, if not all of PA, are touched somehow by this issue. Talking about sex work and prostitution is hard. Living in shame and silence is harder. D/17 is not fun, though it is full of love. Truly. We are here because we have been there, and we care. Our voice is their voice. Thank you for covering the memorial. Words cannot even express the gratitude I feel right now. Philly is proving we got LOVE!
(C) Sarah Doughty Kerosene “I didn’t know who I would be. But I think I know now. I was meant to survive.”
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As attorney general, Harris was also active in leading the charge against Backpage.com, a website that hosted classifieds ads and was used by many escorts — and, according to sex workers, a platform that was used as a resource for vetting clients and keeping themselves safe. In 2016, she filed numerous charges against the owners of the site, including money laundering, pimping, and conspiracy to commit pimping. Her argument was that it was a hub for sex trafficking, with some of the victims being children, even though the site was far more often used by escorts doing consensual sex work.
Talia Carner, author of Third Daughter, Hotel Moscow, Jerusalem Maiden, China Doll, and Puppet Child — Read on http://www.taliacarner.com/ David Block - journalist allie - interviewed Talia Carner on her trafficking novel, Third Daughter. See article link for Medium, which is below, then use the patch link under that one. Back Story: Talia Carner wrote … Continue reading David Block interviews, “A master storyteller who enters arenas never explored before!”
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an influx of sex workers who are reaching out asking for assistance with paying rent, utilities and food,” said Sean Coleman, executive director of the Bronx LGBTQ Center Destination Tomorrow, whose $460,000 contract with the city was renewed in the 2020-2021 budget.
Join the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project and Sex Workers Outreach Project Sacramento in hosting an online special presentation by UCLA Law Students panelist who will discuss their report “Tracing Criminalization: Policing and Prosecution in LA, 2017-2019”.
The FBI seizure of CityXGuide, a popular ad site for sex workers, has intensified a battle over sex work decriminalization and policing. — Read on observer.com/2020/07/sex-worker-site-cityxguide-take-down-protests/