Tag Archives: Sexuality

Policing Modern Day Slavery in RI 2014-2016

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  Coyote RI surveyed 63 RI sex workers from 2014-2016, and 24% of them reported being robbed, raped or assaulted by the police  

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 »

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 »

Coyote’s Letter To Women’s March 2017

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Coyote’s Letter To Women’s March 2017 Call off Your Old Tired Ethics (Coyote RI) appreciates the support of the Women’s March for sex workers’ rights.  We represent the many intersections that cross this profession and continuously strive to include those voices in our work. We have concerns over the erasure of the entire statement of your support.  We are also… Read more »