FOSTA isn't actually about making it harder to engage in sex trafficking — it's about making it easier to target and punish sex workers.
Bailey Gibson is untouched and has the doctor’s note to prove it. And yes, she’s auctioning her virginity to the highest bidder.
Sex trafficking victims matter, but there are countless sex workers across the spectrum who wouldn’t describe themselves as victims of sex trafficking. They matter, too.
Want to work responsibly on the issue of sex trafficking? Here’s some of what you should know.
Audacia Ray runs a nonprofit called the Red Umbrella Project, and has been arranging storytelling events by sex workers, publishing several literary anthologies about sex workers experiences, and finally teamed up with an Emmy-winning documentary crew to feature the stories of seven diverse cast members (including herself) to film the groundbreaking documentary that has its NYC IFC premiere on November 16: The Red Umbrella Diaries.
"He had no intention of being a client, though. He’d come to rape me, and he said that if I screamed or struggled he would tell the police and the hotel that I was a prostitute."
Trolling, sex work, and sexism in the illustration industry. Read all about it!
“There are no human rights for prostitutes. They don't recognize us as humans."
Hating sex workers—and treating them as things—can get you money.
A&E has greenlit a series that applies the To Catch A Predator premise to sex workers. Seriously?
It's time to talk substantively and honestly about how sex work isn't any one thing.