A Government Database for People Who Pay for Sex Is a Terrible, Dangerous Idea
A set of bills pass this month in Florida that, if they become law, will build a “Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database."
A Sex Workers Union Is Organizing Against Instagram Discrimination
The Adult Performers Actors Guild is standing up for sex workers who are tired of being banned from Instagram with no explanation.
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.
Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over
Sex workers were placing ads and organizing far before the internet as we know it even existed.
Senator Suggests the Internet Needs a FOSTA/SESTA for Drug Trafficking
The West Virginia Senator suggested the idea during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on social media.
Facebook and Patreon Are Making It Harder to Find Sex Educators
By listing them as "adult" and suspending their accounts, platforms bury sex educators and health advocacy organizations.
The Privacy and Perception Issue
As a Sex Worker With a Chronic Illness, FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care
In a nation lacking universal healthcare, recent legislation effectively cut a thread by which many disabled people climbed out of poverty.
How Instagram Banning Stripper-Related Hashtags Hurts Sex Workers
Strippers say the social platform is cutting off their online support networks.
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Events Across the Country Where You Can Support Sex Workers This Weekend
After the passage of SESTA/FOSTA, sex workers need support more than ever this International Whores' Day.
Users Accuse Instagram of Censoring Hashtags About Sex Work and Women
Sex worker advocates are taking to social media to decry Instagram's reported censorship of words like #woman and #femalestrippers as yet another example of harmfully targeting sex workers in the wake of SESTA/FOSTA.
We Must Repeal SESTA, a Deadly Law That Does Nothing to Help Trafficking Victims
The controversial anti-sex trafficking law is an example of sloppy legislation that has already done untold harm to marginalized communities, argues New York Congressional candidate Suraj Patel.
Pimps Are Preying on Sex Workers Pushed Off the Web Because of FOSTA-SESTA
"Sex workers are terrified:" Less than three weeks after the so-called anti-sex trafficking bill became law, the consequences are dire.