The 2020 Democratic Frontrunners Need to Answer for Their Votes on SESTA
SESTA put my sex worker community in severe danger. We need to demand our candidates commit to better policy this primary.
SESTA Won't Stop Sex Trafficking, But It Will Kill Sex Workers
I am a homeless trafficking survivor, and I haven’t been helped at all by this bill — and the sex workers I know have already suffered as a result of it.
How a ‘Human Trafficking’ Narrative Was Used to Kill Backpage
Carl Ferrer, Backpage co-founder and CEO, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution.
How the US 'Sex Trafficking' Crackdown Is Hurting Sex Workers in Canada
The effects of the Trump-signed SESTA/FOSTA are much more far-reaching than you would expect.
Indictment Shows Backpage Facilitated Prostitution, But its Shutdown Will Still Hurt Sex Workers
The co-founders of Backpage.com are charged with facilitating prostitution and money laundering.
The FBI Just Seized Backpage.com
The website has previously been the subject of numerous lawsuits and a Congressional investigation for its alleged role in facilitating child sex trafficking.
Dominatrixes and Porn Sites Report a Huge BDSM Uptick Since Trump Became President
Across the country, it seems more people want to get spanked.
Cracking Down on Backpage Adult Has Only Made Sex Workers’ Lives Harder
The government crackdown is a harsh blow for any sex worker who’d been reliant on new business from the website.
Sex Workers Expect to Struggle After the Backpage Crackdown
The feds said the site's "adult" section was a cesspool of sex trafficking, but people in the industry saw it as the best, safest way to find work.
Michael Patrick Welch
Backpage Pulls Its Adult Ads Section, Leading to Lonesome Nights for Some
Free speech advocates warn that the disappearance of sex ads could have chilling effects on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular sites.
'It Will Never Stop': Sex Workers Respond to Backpage.com Raid
After a long sting operation by the feds, the CEO of Backpage.com was arrested on federal pimping charges. While many see the site's likely shutdown as a win against sex trafficking, some advocates fear the move will only push sex workers onto the...
Why Is It So Hard to Fight Child Sex Trafficking on Backpage.com?
According to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 71 percent of child sex trafficking cases reported come from Backpage listings, nevertheless law enforcement seems powerless to stop it.