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Moses Mond , better known on Twitter as thotscholar (and formerly known as femi babylon ) is a sex intellectual, guerrilla erotic, hoodoo-American wizard, and low-end theorist. she is co-founder of the Disabled Sex Workers Coalition and board member of SWOP-USA.

FOSTA in the legal context by Kendra Albert, Elizabeth Brundige, Lorelei Lee, et al., looks at the FOSTA-SESTA legislation that has changed the landscape for current adult workers and third party internet platforms. Originally created for the sex worker-led collective Hacking // Hustling, it reveals the fact that despite claims that the new bills are an improvement on Section 230 and would bring child traffickers to justice, only one indictment has been made since it was introduced in Section 230. Additionally, FOSTA-SESTA appears to be having exactly the effect sex workers feared: many of the social media platforms, subscription sites, and third-party payment processors often used by adult workers for marketing purposes, customer screening, safety tips, and / or payment processing changed their terms of use to exclude anyone involved in or close to the sex businesses. FOSTA in the legal context gives us a detailed look at the legal aspects of these laws and what they mean.

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Heather Berg, whose work typically focuses on the labor aspects of sex work, reiterates the complexities of legislation on erotic work - especially pornography - in the gig economy. Porn work, misclassification of independent contractors, and the limits of the law . Berg highlights the fact that many porn actors would rather manage themselves and maintain maximum control over their surroundings and income than deal with being labeled as employees and risking government interference, which would force them to adhere to new rules that may not work in their favor. She warns against believing that this would be an easy solution to the problem of misclassifying independent contractors and suggests that we take a political approach. Berg's article draws on ethnographic research and interviews conducted for her book Porn work, and criticizes efforts to regulate this industry without the involvement of current workers.

Lorelei Lees The Roots of Modern Slavery: The Page Act and the Mann Act reveals and questions the appropriation of (black) abolitionist language by anti-trafficking / anti-porn activists. It collapses as the myth of white slavery got (again) into the public's minds. The image of a cisgender (cis) white woman in danger and in need of protection governs much of the body of legislation of (cis and trans) women in America. White government officials often invoke an image of cis-white women or (white) children in danger, combined with racist images of immigrants and black men stealing American children to fuel the xenophobic fears of a predominantly white public imagination. Xenophobic language shaped historical modern slavery rhetoric in two ways - by telling stories of Italian, Jewish, and other immigrants seducing young white women, and by spreading anti-Asian tales of mostly Chinese male enslavers of Chinese women who are described as submissive and vulnerable by 19th century white feminists or hypersexualized and contagious by white male politicians and labor activists. By uncovering the history of the origins of anti-trafficking in white feminism in anti-religious movements and the orientation towards anti-immigration activism, we begin to see a picture of what is really meant by the modern use of the term modern slavery.

Article by S. Priya Morley, The many lives of a 'win': Canada (Attorney General) vs. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, steers our gaze away from the United States and towards the Canadian context. Before 2013, it was not illegal to do sex work in Canada, but many of the acts related to sex work, such as running brothels (outrageous houses) and living on the profits of prostitution, were illegal under the law criminal code . In 2013 the Supreme Court ruled these laws unconstitutional, but the government responded by passing new laws that resulted in sex workers being re-criminalized. As Morley outlines, the criminalization of sex work particularly affects street, low-end and poor sex workers, including in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Following this recent history of litigation contesting the criminalization of sex work in Canada, Morley argues that while the litigation did not produce the material “gain” the sex workers hoped for, it did make a significant contribution to accessing justice in Canada Has . Morley's article reflects my opinion that legal approaches and even decriminalization are not enough. Instead, we need political changes that go beyond decriminalization in order to protect multiple marginalized sex workers like those in Downtown Eastside.

FOSTA-SESTA has rekindled the movement for the rights of sex workers and brought the issue of decriminalization back to the public. Decriminalization and harm reduction, however, are only the first of many steps towards achieving justice. Sex work legislation overlaps with a variety of concerns that refute the political fallacy of the single issue. This generation of sex intellectuals, sex work theorists, fourth wave feminists and erotic academics are setting a new tone for the next generation. A new era of disinformation, technological surveillance, and control of corporate media is upon us, with capitalist employers and moralizing politicians constantly campaigning for new laws being forced upon the working public. The proliferation of sex work means both a decline in economic security and an increasing need for poor and working class citizens to rely on informal and gig work to survive. Advocating safe working conditions and reconsidering the history of racist, classicist and discriminatory labor policy enables us to fight laws that directly lead to the further marginalization of sex workers and the people who support them. This issue and its articles document the impact of recent legislation on the lives of sex workers and erotic workers, tracking inconsistencies in the implementation of these laws and celebrating minor strategic victories while deconstructing racist terminology and the complexities of crafting Proheaux policies in the face of the fact highlight deep-seated stigmatization.

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  1. In this introduction, the term intimate work is used more than sex work or erotic work. The use of this umbrella term makes sense because massage spa workers like sugar babies and professional stuffed animals tend to occupy an indefinite space where they are sometimes or often viewed as sexy workers, especially when they are not white. This introduction uses sex worker as prostitute and uses adult worker as an umbrella term for all occupations in the sex trade / industry. For a discussion of this terminology, see moses moon (@thotscholar), Twitter (March 6, 2021, 11:32 pm), https://twitter.com/thotscholar/status/1368419189711638531 Columbia human rights review ). In her book Unrepentant Whore: Collected Works of Scarlot Harlot , describes Carol Leigh how she coined the term sex work in 1978 at a conference originally called Sex Use Industry. Carol Leigh, Unrepentant Whore: Collected Works by Scarlot Harlot 66–69 (2004). Leigh suggested changing the title to Sex Work Industry to replace the original objectifying title. She publicly identified as a prostitute, which was still unknown at the time. From then on, the term sex work became interchangeable with prostitutes. I would. at the age of 69. At some point, people inside and outside the movement began to use sex workers as a generic term. Many thought it made political sense, but some, including the author Kathi Weeks, doubt whether the term is so attractive in its seriousness and connection with regular work. See Kathi Weeks, The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries 66-69 (2011). Others, including the author, also agree that bringing together all forms of erotic / intimate work under the banner of sex work is fine to move our cause forward, but the centrality of prostitutes (people who engage in sexual acts for material compensation) something diminishes. For a discussion of the concept of intimate labor, see Eileen Boris & Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, introduction to Intimate Laborers: Cultures Technologies and the Politics of Care 1, 2-3 (Stanford Univ. Press 2010). Note from Boris & Salazar Parreñas: Through the category of intimate work, we consider various professions - which are usually grouped under the often discreetly examined categories of care, household and sex work - as common attributes. Each of these workers is interrelated, constitutes a job believed to be the unpaid responsibility of women, and is therefore usually considered to be a non-market activity or an activity of little economic value that of lower classes or racial ones Outsiders should be exercised. . . . Intimate work turns out to be a mechanism that perpetuates and reflects socio-economic inequalities. . . When intimacy becomes employment, it loses its status of love ministry and is viewed as unskilled work that anyone can do because women have done such jobs for no pay. . . . Those who have had such paid jobs are of lower status, often men and women of color and / or new immigrants. . . . The worker's characteristics continued to determine the ability and value of the work.

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  2. Hannapark, He shot “Everyone He Saw”: Spa staff in Atlanta talk about the horrors of shooting , NBC News (2. April 2021), https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/he-shot-everyone-he-saw-atlanta-spa-workers-recount-horrors-n1262928 [https ://perma.cc/32PK-EZSC]; see also Press release, Rep. Maxine Waters, Waters on the Atlanta Spa shootings: White supremacy's only promise is that none of us will be safe (March 18, 2021), https://waters.house.gov/media-center/ press -releases / waters-atlanta-spa-shootings-only-promise-white-supremacy-none-us-are [https://perma.cc/7X8L-5ACW] (The racist attack in Georgia that killed eight people including six women of Asian descent was a terrible reminder of the threat from white supremacy that has plagued our country for hundreds of years ... It is clear that the only promise of white supremacy is that none of us will be safe is.).
  3. Douglas MacMillan & Abha Bhattarai, Police crackdown on illegal massage businesses harm the women they want to help , Washington Post (3. April 2021), https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/03/atlanta-massage-industry-police-tactics/ Columbia human rights review ). MacMillan & Bhattarai report on a series of spiked operations in Georgia describing police misconduct, sexual violence by law enforcement, and incidents where plainclothes police officers repeatedly visited the same massage shops. It said that in at least nine incidents, officials did not initiate arrests until after sexual contact began - even though Georgia law states that oral consent [of sexual activity as compensation] is sufficient to arrest someone. Officials are said to have haggled in at least six of the nine cases. Die Washington Post no evidence of legal action found on file. I would.
  4. Anne Anlin Cheng, The dehumanizing logic of all those 'happy ending' jokes , The Atlantic (March 23, 2021), https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/03/
    atlanta-shootings-racist-hatred-doesnt-preclude-desire/618361/ [https://perma.cc/
    2YTM-87PD] (noting that massage parlors are deeply racialized and sexualized in the American and global consciousness); see also Jessica Contrera, Tracy Jan & Douglas MacMillan, Murders at the Atlanta spa raise questions about sex work and exploitation , Washington Post (March 19, 2021), https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/03/19/asian-massage-business-women-atlanta/ Columbia human rights review ) (Discussion of spas attacked by gunmen and history of sexual stereotypes about Asian massage parlors).
  5. EJ Dickson, The Atlanta shootings fuel right-wing attacks on porn and sex work , Rolling Stone (March 25, 2021), https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/
    cultural features / atlanta-spa-shootings-asian-women-sex-addiction-1146368 / [https://perma.cc/57NJ-LTYJ].
  6. Amy Sueyoshi, Discriminatory Gender: White Leisure and the Making of the American Oriental 91 (2018). Sueyoshi goes on to say that the Chinese were almost 'invisible' and 'absolutely voiceless' in the 19th century. According to Lee, the Chinese prostitute could not be popularized because such advertising would expose the 'forbidden and unspeakable' alliance between Chinese and white men that enabled the highly profitable commodification of Chinese women. I would.
  7. Emma Bogenmann, Atlanta Killings: Sex Worker Attorney sees deadly consequences from intersecting hatred , NPR (March 21, 2021), https://www.npr.org/2021/
    21.03.979811779/atlanta-killings-sex-worker-advocate-sees-deadly-consequences-of-overlapping-hat [https://perma.cc/N26W-NZY2] (zitiert Yves Nguyen von Red Canary Song).
  8. I would.
  9. Roslyn Talusan, The guilt for filming 'Temptation' in Atlanta shines because of its racism , Vice-Mag. (March 23, 2021), https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgzndw/blaming-the-atlanta-shooting-on-temptation-glosses-over-its-rassism [https: // perma. cc / 8T7L-CNWK]. The article reads: According to NBC Asian America, between February 2020 and March 2021, nearly 70% of reported anti-Asian hate crimes were women. . . . White American men in particular have been conditioned to see [Asian women] as objects to be conquered and acquired, as property that denies us freedom of choice and thus our humanity. The violence in Atlanta must be a turning point in the way the media and our culture at large speak of racist misogyny. I would.
  10. I would.
  11. Tami Abdollah & Trevor Hughes, Hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise. This is what activists, lawmakers and police are doing to stop the violence Vi , USA Today (27.02.2021), https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/27/
    asian-hate-crimes-attacks-fueled-covid-19-racism-threaten-asias/4566376001/ [https://perma.cc/ESJ5-3TGJ].
  12. and manganese, Trump defends calling coronavirus 'Chinese virus' - 'it's not racist at all' , CNBC (March 18, 2021), https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/18/coronavirus-criticism-trump-defends-saying-chinese-virus.html [https://perma.cc/ M7ZF -TPD6].
  13. Cara Kelly, Erin Mansfield & Brenna Smith, The Atlanta shooting highlighted the vulnerability of spa workers. Many are still routinely arrested across Georgia , USA Today (31. März 2021), https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/
    Investigations / 2021/03/31 / georgia-spa-shootings-highlight-worker-vulnerability-threat-arrest / 4802368001 / [https://perma.cc/YE4N-9NFC] ([T] he Atlanta Police Department carried out nine undercover Investigations into operations in [gold and aromatherapy spas] between 2011 and 2014. These stings resulted in 12 arrests, nine of which were for prostitution. USA today found no record of police activity at the third shooting location, Young’s Asian Massage, about 30 miles north of Atlanta.)
  14. October 6, 2016 marked a milestone for adult workers when Vice President Kamala Harris, then California's attorney general, announced plans to target the now-defunct free classifieds website Backpage. After much media coverage, the Justice Department closed Backpage in 2018. The Justice Department alleged that Backpage knowingly facilitated the sale of child sex through its adult classifieds section, which was opened after Craigslist closed its adult advertising section in. saw significant growth in 2010. This was a pivotal political moment for Harris. Harris, then a senator, had earned a reputation for being tough on crime and was also a co-sponsor of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA). SESTA followed another related bill, the 2017 Act to Combat State and Victims' Online Sex Trafficking (FOSTA). The enacted law, now often packaged as FOSTA-SESTA, has put sex workers in the media spotlight and sparked talks about state criminalization of sex work. See Merrit Kennedy, Craigslist Shuts Down Human Resources After Congress Passes Human Trafficking Bill , NPR (March 23, 2018), https://www.npr.org/
    section/thetwo-way/2018/03/23/596460672/craigslist-shuts-down-personals-section-after-congress-passes-bill-on-trafficking [https://perma.cc/VEG7-QTS2]; see also April Glaser, There is no new back Slate (February 13, 2019), https://slate.com/
    technology / 2019/02 / backpage-sex-workers-fosta-sesta-switter-tryst-trafficking.html [https://perma.cc/9CJB-4FX7] (describes how the government is taking action against the online sex trade Gender Affected Industry); Matt Hamilton, Backpage says the charges against Kamala Harris are an 'election year stunt' , ' L.A. Times (October 6, 2016), https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-backpage-ceo-arrested-charged-20161006-snap-story.html (on file with the Columbia human rights review ) (Investigating allegations that Harris and others staged Backpage as an election campaign to crack down on crime while caring for the well-being of children and women); Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Secret memos show the government lied about the back all along , Reason (08/26/2019), https://reason.com/
    2019/08/26 / secret-memos-show-the-government-has-been-lying-about-backpage / [https://perma.cc/JM2H-FNQB] (describes documents showing that federal officials continue to backpage although their efforts have been continually hampered by Backpage's efforts to combat human trafficking occurring on the site).
  15. For an example of these arrests in massage parlors, see Daniel Barunda, Texas DPS arrests 8 women for prostitution and licensing violations in El Paso Massage Parlors , El Paso Times (3. November 2020), https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2020/
    11/03/el-paso-massage-parlors-texas-dps-arrests-8-women-prostitution/6148331002/ [https://perma.cc/KFV2-TC7W].
  16. Laura Lammasniemi, 'White Slavery': The Origins of the Anti-Trafficking Movement , Open Democracy (November 16, 2017), https://www.opendemocracy.net/
    de / beyond-trade-and-slavery / white-slavery-origins-of-the-anti-trade-movement / [https://perma.cc/GGM9-NH4B].
  17. Geoff Dempsey, Small Sex Trafficking: How Well Illinois Protects Children , Patch (January 22, 2019), https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/minor-sex-trafficking-how-well-illinois-protects-children [https://perma.cc/T3Q8- MHV7 ].
  18. I would.
  19. See Cherice Hopkins, Girls of Color and the Criminalization of Human Trafficking Victims , Campaign for youth justice. (October 12, 2019), http: //www.campaignfor
    jugendjustice.org/2019/item/girls-of-color-and-the-criminalizing-of-trafficking-survivors [https://perma.cc/E62V-5NWF]; see also Neena Satija, Texas couldn't help this sex-stricken teenager, so the authorities sent her to jail. Tex. Tribune (February 15, 2017), https://www.texastribune.org/2017/02/15/texas-sex-trafficked-teens-often-end-jail/ [https://perma.cc/ 6VTP-U74Y ] (describing the cases of four vulnerable young women arrested as minors for prostitution and how this practice leads to high juvenile detention rates).
  20. The term survival sex was originally applied by academic researchers to runaways, homeless and vulnerable teens who trade sex for basic needs (like a place to sleep or eat) or drugs. Urban Institute, Surviving the Streets of New York: Experiences of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM and YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex 4 (2015). Many studies include both minors and adults under the age of 26. I would. at 15 .. The author believes that this is an imposition for actual youth, especially minors, who do not have their own voice in the mainstream movement for the rights of sex workers, due to differences in power and the structural power that adults hold to have. The term survival sex has been used recently by adult sex workers / sex workers, usually those who are impoverished, have unsafe housing, or use drugs. I consider minors an oppressed class because they suffer from a marked lack of economic, cultural, social and civil rights. Due to their dependence on adults around them, their voices are often absent from various movements that pretend to be of their best interest. Many adult sex workers are understandably extremely cautious about engaging with or helping teenagers who engage in sex in any way. Even offering safety tips or allowing a child to have an accident in your home can lead to a human trafficking charge for whoever helps them. Chelsea quarry stone, I don't really sleep: sex work on the street, social housing rights and harm Reduction , 18 CUNY L. Rev. 349. Unfortunately, this puts young people at risk in an extreme predicament and is at the mercy of the state. Their alleged increased involvement in sex trafficking is a symptom of poverty, capitalism and bigotry. See general Juliet Watson, Youth Homelessness and Survival Sex: Intimate Relationships and Gender Subjectivities (2018). See also Sarah A. Moody & Shawn C. Marsh, Teens are at higher risk of sex trafficking if they are homeless, LGBTQ, minority, Juv. Just. The information. Exchange (August 17, 2020), https://jjie.org/2020/08/17/youth-at-greater-risk-for-being-sex-trafficked-if-homeless-lgbtq-minority/ [https: / //perma.cc/TD8Y-TK7F].
  21. Jessica Contrera, He sexually abused underage girls. Then the police said one of them killed him , Washington Post (December 17, 2019), https://www.washingtonpost.com/
    graphics / 2019 / local / child-sex-traffficking-morder / (on the file with the Columbia human rights review ) (describes the case of Chrystul Kizer).
  22. I would.
  23. I would.
  24. Jon Garcia, A timeline of the Cyntoia Brown case, conviction, and successful offer for pardon , The Tennessean (December 11, 2018), https://www.tennessean.com/story/
    news/2018/12/11/cyntoia-brown-case-facts-story-timeline-2018/2276009002/ [https://perma.cc/Z2NP-JCZZ].
  25. See Lea Carroll, How the judicial system failed Cyntoia Brown , Raffinerie 29 (21.02.2018), https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/12/219015/cyntoia-brown-case-facts-real-story [https://perma.cc / TDY6 -WHSN]; see also Kate Hodal, Cyntoia Brown: Acts, enslaved, imprisoned for life at 16 - and fights back, The Guardian (October 23, 2019), https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/oct/23/cyntoia-brown-long-trafficked-enslaved-jailed-for-life-at-16-and-fighting-back [https: // perma.cc/4E3G-DL3H] (with further details on the Cyntoia Brown case).
  26. Melissa Petro, Cut off from the CARES law, sex workers are struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic , Daily Beast (October 18, 2020), https://www.thedailybeast.com/cut-off-from-the-cares-act-sex-workers-struggle-to-survive-the-coronavirus-pandemic [https: //perma.cc/AHF4-DV85] (it should be noted that the CARES Act excludes companies that offer products or performances with a “lustful sexual nature.” The [SBA] 's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program requires applicants also, box that confirms that they are not performing 'live acts of a lustful sexual nature' or selling any products or services with a 'lustful sexual nature').
  27. Coronavirus Aid, Assistance and Economic Security Act, 116 Pub. L. 136, 134 Stat. 281 (2020).
  28. Jakob Serebrin, 'I have a mortgage to pay': sex workers who are excluded from small business loans under the CARES Act because of 'arrogant sexual nature' , ' MarketWatch (May 1, 2020), https://www.marketwatch.com/story/i-have-a-mortgage-to-pay-sex-workers-banned-from-small-business-loans-under-cares- acting-because-of-prurient-sexual-nature-2020-05-01 [https://perma.cc/75C8-K6BY].
  29. Cinnamon Lopez, People turn to OnlyFans for money after losing their jobs during the pandemic , Insider (June 17, 2020), https://www.insider.com/people-are-creating-onlyfans-accounts-after-losing-jobs-during-pandemic-2020-6 [https://perma.cc / AU2Z-QMDL]; so ee too Andrew J. Horowitz Don't get caught with your employees' pants down - avoid exposing your employees , HR Legalist (March 5, 2021), https://www.hrlegalist.com/2021/03/dont-get-caught-with-your-employees-pants-down-avoiding-exposure-from-your-employees - exposure / [https://perma.cc/FTT8-96G9] (The popularity of sites like OnlyFans has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic as people tried to replace lost income or generate additional income while doing Stuck at home, which can have dire consequences if it intrudes into the workplace and creates no-win scenarios for employers.)
  30. Ashley Reese, Children who are expelled after school can find out from Moms OnlyFans account, Jezebel (February 23, 2021), https://jezebel.com/children-expelled-after-school-finds-out-about-moms-onl-1846339475 Columbia human rights review ). It's hard to imagine what a poor, non-white parent would do in a similar situation. Mrs. Jackson earns more than $ 150,000 a month on OnlyFans, which is far from the typical income of the average adult non-white adult worker. See id.
  31. Jakob Bernstein, How OnlyFans changed sex work forever , N.Y. Times (February 9, 2019), https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/style/onlyfans-porn-stars.html (on file with the Columbia human rights review ) (describes how OnlyFans works, which many sex workers use to deliver erotic content to subscribers behind paywalls).
  32. Horowitz , above Note 29.
  33. I would.
  34. Scott W. Stern, Rethinking Complicity in Monitoring Sex Workers: Policing and Prostitution in America's Model City , 31 Yale J.L. & Feminism 411, 411-12 (2020) (explains that 20th century sex workers were mainly threatened by federal agents, social workers, and public health officials who worked with local police to monitor them).
  35. Kate Cox, Pornhub is precisely targeting in a bipartisan law regulating online sex work , Ars Technica (21.12.2020), https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/
    12/pornhub-squarely-targeted-in-bipartisan-bill-to-regulate-sex-work-online/ [https://perma.cc/2866-GBXC].
  36. Wage slavery isn't even an exaggeration. The data shows that working hours and weeks have increased for both black and white workers, with black workers in the bottom 40% of the wage distribution reporting larger increases at much lower wages. See Janelle Jones & Valerie Wilson, Low-wage African American workers have increased their annual hours the most since 1979 , Economist. Pol'y Inst. (March 27, 2017), https://www.epi.org/blog/low-wage-african-american-workers-have-increased-annual-work-hours-most-since-1979 [ https://perma.cc/M46G-WZ5Y]; see also Jonathan Rothwell & Lydia Saad, How have working women in the US fared during the pandemic? , Gallup (March 8, 2021), https://news.gallup.com/poll/330533/working-women-fared-during-pandemic.aspx [https://perma.cc/Q6VQ-GQ2Q] (shows that most erotic workers are women / non-men and many are parents); Julie Moreau, According to survey results, LGBTQ people face higher unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic , NBC News (12. Mai 2020), https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lgbtq-people-face-higher-unemployment-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-survey-finds-n1205296 [https: //perma.cc/
    KZT8-YTYV] (noting that 17% of LGBTQ people surveyed have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, compared to 13% of the general population, and that gay, bisexual and transgender people are disproportionately represented in the sex worker community are.) ; Thuy Lan Nguyen, The gender pay gap has narrowed due to COVID-19, but that's not a good thing 13WMAZ (March 14, 2021), https://www.13wmaz.com/article/money/economy/
    gender-wage-gap-shrank-of-covid-19 / 67-4b6617b2-9d4c-4e21-b51a-67bd366b4105 [https://perma.cc/65DG-8WCS] working as men during the pandemic). See general Armagan Gezici & Ozge Ozay, An intersectional analysis of COVID-19 unemployment , J. Econ., Race, & Pol’y (2020) (Examining the Racial and Gender Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Likelihood of Becoming Unemployed).
  37. Sex workers are a broad collective made up of every political party, class, race, ethnicity, etc. Like the general population, they have different political views. Some are feminists, some womanists. There are various feminisms and womanisms, including sex-positive feminisms, queer and transfeminisms, and Proheaux Womanism. Some are drawn to libertarianism because of its anti-subversive views. The Libertarian Party is so far the only political party to publicly announce its support for the decriminalization of sex work. See Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Libertarian Party Adopts New Sex Work Plank and Becomes the Only Notable US Party to Support the Decriminalization of Prostitution , Reason (July 2, 2018), https://reason.com/2018/
    07/02/libertarians-call-for-sex-work-decrim/ [https://perma.cc/T8TV-M3FK]; see also Lara Gerassi, A heated debate: Theoretical perspectives on sexual exploitation and sex work , 42 J. Socio. & Soc. Welfare 79, 79 (2016) (provides a comprehensive overview of the philosophical, legal and political perspectives regarding the sexual exploitation of women and girls and addresses the controversies below in this area); Peter Frase, The problem with (sex) work , Jakobiner Mag. (28.03.2012), https://jacobinmag.com/2012/03/the-problem-with-sex-work [https://perma.cc/
    M2B4-269F] (Discussion about sex work as anti-work / non-work, which literally means against work and the degradation that capitalism causes).
  38. Decriminalization is already a fairly precise term. It was coined by anthropology professor Jennifer James to directly challenge the criminalization of prostitution. Brooke Meredith Beloso, Sex, work, and the feminist extermination of class , 38 J. of Women in Culture & Society 47, 47. It was coined directly in relation to sex work with the aim of eliminating laws targeting or criminalizing sex workers. Ronald Weitzer, Prostitute Rights in the United States: The Failure of a Movement , 32 Sociological Quarterly 25 (1991). It is also widely applied to drug policy. See general Drug Policy Alliance, it's time for the US to decriminalize drug use and possession (2017). Full decriminalization is often compared to what proponents refer to as partial decriminalization. An example of this would be the Nordic model. Why Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized, Human Rights Watch (Aug. 7, 2019), https://www.hrw.org/
    news / 07.08.2019 / why-sex-work-should be decriminalized # [https://perma.cc/
    WR9A-6NSL]. However, models such as the Nordic model, which criminalize sex workers' clients, indirectly criminalize and marginalize and stigmatize sex workers directly by punishing their clients and exposing them to police violence. In the Nordic model, sex work is still criminalized - although sex workers are not prosecuted for it. Criminalization is criminalization, even if the state tries to hide it through new models. These models, unsupported by sex workers' advocates and organizations, are a perversion of the importance of decriminalization. If anything, these models are a mode of partial criminalization. See Brooke M. Beloso, Sex, work and the feminist extermination of the class 38 characters: J. Women Culture & Soc’y 47, 47–70 (2012).
  39. Heather Berg and the author recently discussed the possibility of unions and / or cooperatives for sex workers (prostitutes). Antitrust laws stand in the way of this idea. Currently, depending on the market, sex workers can ask for anything they want based on the identity of their main clientele, the region they work in, their appearance, etc. Unfortunately, discrimination in the sex industry is perfectly acceptable, as is other look-based industries like of modeling. This puts sex workers in an awkward position. How would we come to an agreement on price ranges in an industry where racism, classicism and ableism are intermingled? It doesn't seem feasible. Standardizing prices would likely arouse resentment among higher-paid workers who are used to making much more money than low-wage workers. It wouldn't stop low-wage earners from going under the table in times of need. I propose a mutual aid agreement in which higher-income sex workers agree to redistribute a percentage of their income to other poorer workers. Of course, this is basically an honor system, and this lineup could potentially fuel racial and class tensions as well.
  40. See Pedro Ribiero, Senzala or Quilombo: reflections on APOC and the fate of black anarchism, Black Rose Anarchist Fed’n (29. Mai 2018), https://blackrosefed.org/
    senzala-or-quilombo-black-anarchism/ [https://perma.cc/DH4J-3VMC].
  41. For more on the concept of erotic dance and the history that led to the colonization / eroticization of the exotic, see generally Jean-François Staszak, Exotic dance, erotic dance: showing the body of the other from the 18th to the 20th century , 660–61 Annales de Géographie 129 (2008).
  42. Adrienne D. Davis perfectly described these domestic political tensions: The debates of the first generation revolved around whether feminists should support or oppose sex work. Second generation debates delve deeper into how sex work should be regulated or why it should not be regulated. . . . [I] n the arena of sex work, the feminist fantasy of regulation gets stuck, unable to recognize the latent tension between assimilation and erotic exceptionality. [.] Adrienne D. Davis, Regulation of Sex Work: Erotic Assimilationism, Erotic Exceptionalism, and the Challenge of Intimate Work , 103 Kal. L. Rev. 1195, 1202 (2015).
  43. The term essential work has been used by governments around the world to denote professions without which the basic needs of citizens supposedly cannot be met. To date, no government has considered the work of sex workers essential, even in societies where sexual services are decriminalized or legalized. Alex J. Nelson et al., Soc'y for the Anthropology of Work, Sex Work While the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020), available at https://saw.americananthro.org/pub/sex-work-during-the -covid-19-pandemic / release / 1 [https://perma.cc/7TG7-LWAT].
  44. For more information on the reasons for using the gender neutral Latine over Latinx, see Terry Blas, Latinx is becoming increasingly popular. I made a comic to help you understand why , Vox (October 23, 2019), https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/
    15.10.20914347 / latin-latina-latino-latinx-means (on the file with the Columbia human rights review ).
  45. I coined the word lupephobia to replace hurephobia in my dictionary. Lupephobia (S.): (1) Dislike or prejudice against people who are perceived as promiscuous or who have casual, transactional, or arbitrary sex or erotic encounters. (2) Sexual stigma usually assigned to sex workers, bisexuals, gays, and transgender people based on their identity, occupation, or sexual orientation. From the Latin word to forget which is what she-wolf means, colloquially for prostitutes. It's not about polite speech or seriousness, although a whore of Listen shift shifted possibly due to the influence of the Middle English homonym above 'Physical dirt, slime', also 'moral corruption, sin', from the old English ' horh “And is a common swear word for an unchaste or indecent woman (regardless of money). whore , Online Dictionary of Etymology, https://www.etymonline.com/word/whore [https://perma.cc/56GD-SZJS]. My choice of lupe , rather than to forget , is deliberately gender neutral. Porn phobia could be used to describe a specific aversion to those who have filmed transactional sex or otherwise display erotic behavior in public, or specifically to pornography. Greek for not 'Prostitute' is related to pernemi 'Sell', with an original idea probably of a slave being sold for prostitution. I would. ; see also moses moon (@thotscholar), Twitter (April 3rd, 2021, 7:20 pm), https://twitter.com/thotscholar/status/1378487665511780357 (first use of lupephobia) (in file at the Columbia human rights review ).
  46. There is a point / counterpoint in the SPREAD anthology that illustrates this dynamic. Former stripper Mary Taylor claims that strippers used to earn an honest daily wage for honest work and that legitimate dancers were ousted by prostitutes (full-service sex workers) or forced to do dirty dances by cross-sex competition. See $ pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Starting a Media Revolution 66-68 (Rachel Aimee, Eliyanna Kaiser, & Audacia Ray eds. 2015) [hereafter $ pread Anthology]. In addition to disempowering dancers who are forced to do extras, Taylor claims it was prostitutes who caused club owners to collect club / house fees. I would. at 66-67. In addition, the guilt of the prostitutes who wanted to get off the street, the behavior and willingness of men to take advantage of women weighs on other women. If strippers want prostitutes out of the club, they should support brothels instead of promoting lupephobia (which affects all sex workers, regardless of their occupation).
  47. EJ Dickson, What's next for Genea Sky, the exotic dancer whose fall from a pole went viral? , Rolling Stone (14. Februar 2020), https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/
    Culture-News/genea-sky-stripper-gofundme-labor-rights-953208/ [https://perma.cc/
  48. Erin Mulvaney & Andrew Wallender, Strippers gaining employee status are challenging the norms of the gig economy , Bloomberg L. (21.10.2019), https://news.bloomberg
    law.com/daily-labor-report/strippers-winning-employee-status-challenges-gig-economys-norms [https://perma.cc/L8JG-MQFJ].
  49. Valeeriya Safronova, Strippers do it for themselves , N.Y. Times (24. Juli 2019), https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/style/strip-clubs.html Columbia human rights review ).
  50. Before I had internet access, and before joining black atheists, feminists, and sex workers, I used to refer to myself as a hoe, hustler, or other playful nickname. The only time I've seen the term sex work was by white or academic women. Where many white or younger sex workers eschew the term prostitute in favor of the former, that feels like an imposition. It feels like job . In her book Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sex Cultures , L.H. Stallings calls people like me: [S] exotic guerrillas who are currently defined as sex workers. . . [who] represent a radical spirit of revolt against anti-erotic, sex-negative and work [-] centered elements of society that get lost under the guise of survival rhetoric, individualism, moral and health panics and. . . a Protestant work ethic. . . . The decision to swap sex must not only be seen as a survival tactic like no other, but also as a radical reading and position against the current order of the work society. Stallings, Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures 20–21 (2015); see also Anti-labor , Anarchist Library, https://theanarchistlibrary.org/category/
    topic / anti-work [https://perma.cc/975Z-BE8F] (collection of essays and excerpts on the philosophy of anti-work, which appears in both anarchist and socialist political theory).
  51. See Kathi Weeks, The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries 67 (2011).
  52. $ pread Anthology, see note 46 on 12-13.
  53. I would. am 13.
  54. See Crystal A. Jackson et al., Strange Confluences: Radical Feminism and Evangelical Christianity as Drivers of US Neo-Abolitionism , in the Feminism, Prostitution and the State, 66, 66–85 (Eilís Ward & Gillia Wylie Hrsg., 2017); see also Melissa Gira Grant, Beyond Strange Bedfellows: How the War on Trafficking was Fought to Unite Left and Right Pole. Eye (2018), http://feature.politicalresearch.org/beyond-strange-bedfellows [https://perma.cc/8HB7-DFJU] (with a brief history of the alliance between liberals, conservatives and anti-prostitution feminists).
  55. From the introduction of the $ pread Magazine anthology: When sex trafficking was recognized as a major problem in the United States, many anti-sex labor feminists began to use the words human trafficking and prostitution as synonyms, in both their rhetoric and politics - Manufacturing and lobbying. . . . To assert freedom of choice was to question institutional feminism. And asserting coercion meant being trapped in victim status. . . . Sex workers have long been in the crossfire of belligerent feminists, and the rhetoric of empowerment was understandably more seductive than humiliation. . . the alliance. . . was problematic at times because it led to a culture where it was necessary to assert one's autonomy all the time, even if that meant not talking about violence, coercion, or personal difficulties with sexual shame, so as to favor those who did most powerful (or capable) were considered empowered) through their work: mostly white, middle-class, non-immigrant, cisgender women. $ pred Anthology, above Note 43, pp. 11-13.
  56. Audre Lorde, sister Outsider 55 (1984).
  57. Amalia L. Cabezas's discussion of sexual-affective relationships in her book also serves as an introduction. Cabeza wrote: I seek to challenge the notion of the 'sex worker' that is often applied to racial workers who engage in relationships with foreign-born men by detailing how Third World women negotiate new economies and navigate through the contact zones between the first and third world through tactical sex. I explore how practices and identities are discursively inscribed in order to eroticize racial subjects of the working class. My argument is that the exchange of goods and money for sexual services is not a straightforward commercial endeavor, but rather a discursive construction that is controversial and in motion, and that changes over time and space.Amalia L. Cabezas, Economies of Desire: Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic 4 (2009).
  58. I would .
  59. Femi Babylon, thhotscholar: A working theory of Proheaux (women) ism [Revised 2019] , Patreon (September 9, 2019), https://www.patreon.com/posts/thotscholar-of-1-29836133 (in file at the Columbia human rights review ) (internal quotations omitted).
  60. See Mr, above Note 57, at 55.
  61. See id.

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