Tag Archives: commercial sex

COYOTE-RI Interviews Scott Cunningham- Baylor University

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  COYOTE uses multiple ways of advocating for better sex work policies. We are sex worker-led and informed by the experiences of people in the sex industry. We partner with community organizations with similar aims in fighting state violence. Additionally, we work closely alongside academics to understand how research can enrich our understandings of community dynamics and make policy recommendations… Read more »

How Many Sex Trafficking Headlines are Bogus? Lots of them!

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International Sex Workers’ Rights Day’s history goes back to 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit. Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated the day as International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. So in… Read more »

The Real Story About Robert Kraft’s Prostitution Arrest

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Let’s unpack this headline Robert Kraft’s Prostitution Arrest Isn’t Just A Tabloid Scandal — Especially For The Women There is no evidence that the women were trafficked, or lured in with the promise of other jobs. Let’s not forget when the K girls were arrested in Seattle, the cops said these women just don’t understand that they are victims.  … Read more »

Former Sex Trafficking Victim, Thomia Hunter Granted Clemency, After Serving Life Sentence For Killing her Trafficker.

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When You Are not the Right Kind of Victim. Thomia Hunter, a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for,  the 2005 killing of the abusive man who had trafficked her into prostitution, has reportedly been granted clemency by Ohio Governor John Kasich. Hunter will be released in June 2019. Hunter’s lawyer, Tiffany Smith, Hunter received the news on… Read more »

The 2018 USA International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Memorial List

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  1)   Amia Tayrae, a 27-year-old,  black transgender woman, was shot and murdered on March 26th, 2018 in Baton Rouge, LA 2)   Angela Nielson, a 29-year-old, cis white female, was found dead in the trunk of a burned car, on February 8th, 2018 in Detroit MI. 3)  Angie Romero,  43-year-old, white female, went missing in Albuquerque, NM  in mid-October 2018 and is presumed dead. (an unidentified… Read more »

The 2018 USA International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event List

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  Atlanta GA Atlanta SWerfs and Allies-  December 17th, 2018 @ 6 pm Vigil @ 4425 Fulton Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30341 Anchorage, AK 12/16/2018 @ 6 pm to 9 pm 233 E 5th Ave Anchorage AK 9950 Asheville, NC 12/17/2018 @ 7pm-9pm  More info and RSVP Here SWOP Baltimore, MD 12/17/2018 6 pm – 8:30 pm More information and RSVP on… Read more »

Seven Police Officers Charged with Running Eight NY Brothels & then 40 Year old Cop Rapes 15 yr Old Girl

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 Let’s take a closer look at how the media covered this story.   7 NY police officers have been arrested for running 8 NY brothels. They used women from Central America  and yet the media doesn’t mention the word trafficking. This shows how much prosecutors and the police control the narrative in the media, because usually when a few sex… Read more »

WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT: ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A WHITE CITIZEN

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  I saw someone post that they encountered an ICE checkpoint in NYC. Here’s the deal -Border Patrol can verify citizenship within 100 miles of a border or “external boundary.” This includes coastlines, so NYC, Philadelphia, and all of NJ are within the 100-mile zone. -Border patrol can only ask brief questions about citizenship, and they cannot hold you for… Read more »

International Sex Workers Day in RI- June 2nd 2018

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Taking back the neighborhood, Rally Against Criminalization Rally! A huge thank you to Sophia Wright & Ria Moni & Julianna Brown for helping to organize this event. Thank you to Christopher Johnson for being our  MC, and all our volunteers and speakers. A special thank you to our community who came out to support sex workers rights. We arrived at Roger Williams Memorial… Read more »

Sex Trafficking and the Sex Industry in the United States 2017

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