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Laura Lee: "Seventy per cent of sex workers we know are mothers, usually single mothers. Sex workers are some of the strongest women you’ll meet in your life. We have to be. It’s the nature of the job. Women are driven into work by poverty, and how we get those women out of work is to tackle poverty head-on, not banning sex work. In some cases this is literally a woman’s last recourse, and to take that last beacon of hope from them is unforgivable.”

‘Sex workers are some of the strongest women you’ll meet’
Dubliner Laura Lee chooses to be a sex worker, says there is genuine intimacy involved and ‘the message that legislation is for our own good is absolute rubbish’
A beautiful, must-read article by Annie Temple!
"Children of sex workers that I know are more likely to be level-headed, socially aware, critical thinkers. Rather than putting their parents through a lot of grief, they are strong allies of their parents. Gutsy, confident, young people who speak their minds and care about others." Ten Reasons Sex Workers Are Great Parents
We provide evidence-based resources created by sex workers and allies; connect sex working experts with ethical researchers and paid speaking opportunities; and, support decriminalization of sex work.
"Feminist Meghan Murphy reacted to the photo just as [Laverne] Cox suggests that people often react to black and trans women — with disgust, prejudice and horror."

Laverne Cox Gets Naked, Exposes Radical Feminist Exclusionism | Playboy
When Laverne Cox decided to pose nude for Allure she knew she was taking a risk. Black women are not often told that we're beautiful unless we align with certain standards Cox...
The new JVTA in the U.S. expands the carceral state that directly contributes to human trafficking and exacerbates the socioeconomic conditions which force some youth to engage in survival sex. In other words, the law will do the exact opposite of its supposed intent.

The JVTA: Not Just Bad For Trafficking Victims
On Wednesday,the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 [S. 178] passed through the Senate by a unanimous vote of 99-to-0. It is being celebrated as
The dubious stats on trafficking and "modern slavery" are evaluated and given Four Pinocchios - the top "whoppers" rating.

Why you should be wary of statistics on ‘modern slavery’ and ‘trafficking’
Depending on the estimate cited, the number of victims changes by tens of millions.

“Government in our bedrooms: The parallels between prostitution laws and abortion laws.”


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