Tag Archives: Sex Work

Righting Carceral Feminism’s Wrongs in a #MeToo Era

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Righting Carceral Feminism’s Wrongs in a #MeToo Era- March 6th, 2018 Note: This event is now full. No further RSVPs are being accepted. Carceral feminism sees law enforcement as the primary solution to gender-based violence. When the United States passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994, it was seen as a landmark bill to finally address domestic violence. The… Read more »

What Everyone Can Learn from Sex Workers About How to Screen Dates

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What Everyone Can Learn from Sex Workers About How to Screen Dates by Allison Tierney As dating apps such as Tinder have become standard, some of us who’ve partaken have likely met up with a complete stranger before with little to no screening process. Going on a date with a stranger can be pretty nerve-wracking in terms of safety, which… Read more »

Coyote RI Supports #SheDecides

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  Together we are standing up and speaking out, changing the rules and unlocking the resources that are essential for every girl and every woman – everywhere – to be free. We are inviting everyone who supports the values and principles of SheDecidesto sign the manifesto, become a Friend of #SheDecides and take an action for change – big or small – in your community. THE MANIFESTO SIGN THE MANIFESTO… Read more »

International Sex Worker Rights Day- March 3rd, 2018

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International Sex Worker Rights Day History: This 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.  The event was organized by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over… Read more »

Sex Workers Oppose HR 1865

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Sex Workers Oppose HR 1865.  This horrible bill will censor the internet and remove our right to free speech. In 2016 there were only 1007 sex trafficking cases, and only 595 of them were confirmed and cleared,  so in reality, there were only 595 sex trafficking cases for the entire country in 2016.   This is an irrational response and does… Read more »

‘They Don’t Want to Include Women Like Me.’ Sex Workers Say They’re Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement

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‘They Don’t Want to Include Women Like Me.’ Sex Workers Say They’re Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement By SAMANTHA COONEY Like millions of others, Melony Hill took to social media last fall to say “me too.” The 36-year-old Baltimore resident disclosed on Facebook and on her blog in October that she had experienced sexual violence. But rather than receiving an outpouring of support, Hill said… Read more »

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 »

Addressing Propaganda on Super Bowl Sex Trafficking-2018

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Women news should lose all credibility for publishing this nonsense   As far “Super Bowl Weekend – Where Sex Traffickers Win” by Vednita Carter,    Why are Swerfs (Sex worker exclusionary radical feminism) and Terfs ( Trans-exclusionary radical feminism so willing to throw poor women under the bus just so they can profit off their trafficking NGOs. Every year we prove that there… 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 »

‘We’re sex workers and we vote’: Women’s March event shines light on a marginalized group”

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Arielle Aquinas, an adult-film actress and former professional dominatrix, attends the Power to the Polls rally in Las Vegas to speak out for sex-worker rights. (Photo: Ronda Churchill for Yahoo Lifestyle) Of the many, many impactful statements made onstage at the Women’s March Power to the Polls event in Las Vegas on Sunday, one stood out for the uniqueness of its voice in… Read more »