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Public shaming of sex workers increases minority stress and harm

By |2017-08-09T19:51:22+00:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: Hear Our Voice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Contact: Katie Bloomquist, Vice President, SWOP USA– katie@swopusa.org Another sex worker has been arrested and charged for selling sexual labor in Minnesota. Two years later, a writer at the Star Tribune published an article containing photos of her face, her legal name, and work name - with a salacious headline about a “high-end prostitute” AND the [...]

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Moral Panic Monthly: Super Bowl Anti Sex-Trafficking Campaign Harms Minnesota Sex Workers

By |2017-07-10T16:04:48+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Call to action, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the first installment of our coverage of the moral panic surrounding Super Bowl LII set for February 4th, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Under the guise of anti-sex trafficking and safety, Minnesota campaign efforts reinforce harmful anti-sex work moral [and actual] policing of marginalized sex work communities and promote increased violence and stigma. Throughout the [...]

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Video: “Sex Workers’ Rights are Human Rights” Panel at Amnesty Midwest Regional Conference

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

  On August 11, 2015 Amnesty International’s International Council Meeting passed a resolution on state obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of people involved in the sex trade, including support for the decriminalization of sex work. SWOP members are taking this opportunity to educate others on human rights violations sex workers face, including [...]

Myths, Truths & Why We Oppose the Nordic Model

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 10th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

People who support the Nordic Model often view support for decriminalization as support for "Big Brothel" -- support for the rights and interests of management who, even if they are not abusive, are economically exploiting people who sell sex.  We disagree, and we decided to break down some of the misconceptions that we believe lead people [...]

Why Mitchell’s Column Crosses the Line

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00September 19th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

On Friday, the Chicago Reader published a column by Mitchel Miner titled "Let Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell write what she thinks about rape." In the column, Miner wrote that while he disagreed with Mitchell's views, "Mitchell has been a Sun-Times columnist more than 20 years and long ago earned the right to be wrong. Actually, it's a [...]

Learn Why Global Anti-Trafficking, HIV Prevention, LGBT, Women’s, Human Rights Organizations Support Decriminalization

By |2015-09-08T15:49:58+00:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

We've compiled letters from global anti-trafficking, HIV prevention, reproductive justice, women's, LGBT, sex worker, and human rights organizations in support of decriminalization. Read why a growing number of organizations that work with individuals impacted by the sex trade support the decriminalization of sex work!   Link to Letters in Support of Decriminalization!

This Week: Protests Against Criminalization in NYC, Chicago, SF, LA

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

  This week - actions protesting the criminalization of sex work are being staged around the country, in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thursday, 9/3   NEW YORK CITY | 225 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, 12:00PM website We are outraged at this latest example of the abuse and selective prosecution of sex workers. [...]

“The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act” – an interview with Mike Stabile of the Free Speech Coalition

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00September 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally posted on the Huffington Post Los Angeles Blog.   Last week, three large adult industry STI testing and treatment facilities were served subpoenas demanding the release of adult performer medical records dating back to 2007. Filed by Michael Weinstein of the Aids Healthcare Foundation, the subpoena is part of an ongoing crusade against condomless porn--one [...]

38 US Anti-Trafficking Organizations and Advocates Speak Up for Decriminalization of Sex Work

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of the most prevalent stereotypes about legal regulations and sex work is that decriminalizing commercial sex increases trafficking. This could not be further from the truth--which is why many leading Anti-Trafficking organizations have come out in support of decriminalization of sex work. The open support for decriminalization began oversees, with the Global Alliance Against Traffic [...]

Rentboy and Civil Asset Forfeiture

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

Media coverage of the federal raid on male-escort advertising site Rentboy.com has largely viewed it through the lens of earlier attacks on the LGBT community - raids on Gay bars and bathouses, and Stonewall Inn. While these parallels are striking, a recent Reason.com article by Elizabeth Nolan-Brown draws yet another connection: how the rentboy.com bust fits in with [...]

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