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Sex Workers Decry ‘Moral Panic’ Over Human Trafficking by Victoria Mckenzie

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Sex Workers Decry ‘Moral Panic’ Over Human Trafficking by Victoria Mckenzie At the height of national outrage over what government officials and activists call a human trafficking “epidemic,” sex workers are challenging what they say are misleading and harmful efforts to link prostitution to sex trafficking. “People have used this moral panic, this idea that there is a trafficking epidemic,… Read more »

Update from the Ninth Circuit ESPLERP v GASCON (#16-15927) Jan 2018

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Today we announced that we have filed a petition in the Ninth Circuit for a rehearing “en banc” (before an eleven-judge panel) asking the full Ninth Circuit Court to reconsider the dismissal of ESPLERP v Gascon [case #16-15927], which challenged California’s anti-prostitution law Penal Code 647(b) on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. You can read the latest filing and… Read more »

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS is the Decriminalization of Sex Work

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  All I want for Christmas is the decriminalization of sex work because it’s the gift that keeps on giving – not just to me. I’m not being selfish, even though it would benefit me as a sex worker in the US  where sex work is criminalized. For me, decriminalization would mean I have the same workplace rights as every… Read more »

WHAT DO SEX WORKERS WANT?

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WHAT DO SEX WORKERS WANT? Decriminalization, Labor Rights, Anti-discrimination Legislation Sex workers want consensual adult sex work to be decriminalized.  We demand our right to agency and our labor rights, and we demand discrimination and hate crime legislation.  After we accomplish these goals it will still take several decades for public perception to change and to erase the stigma, as… Read more »

Open Letter To Open Society Foundation- Nov 2017

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November 3rd, 2017 Open Letter To Open Society: So while I think that it is wonderful that OS is providing grant opportunities in Europe. I wonder why OS in the US is throwing sex workers under the bus. It would be wonderful if OS in Europe’s could help educate them. Sex Work, Health, and Human Rights in Europe The backstory:… Read more »

What is: ESPLERP v Gascon?

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Meet the Board: Bella Robinson on ESPLERP v Gascon   ESPLERP V Gascon Union Lip Service Meets The Board: Bella & M. Dante w/ Rosie the Riveter 2015 Penn State The Erotic Service Provider’s Legal & Educational Research Project  or The ESPLER Project (501C3) was founded in 2009 by Maxine Doogan with the mission of empowering the erotic community and… Read more »