Violence Against Sex Workers

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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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Fact Sheet: Sex Work & Sexual Violence

By |2017-05-01T02:57:12+00:00December 4th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Fact Sheets, Print Outs|Tags: , |

Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2015 Title: Sex Work & Sexual Assault: Criminalization, Stigma, and Vulnerability Authors: SWOP-USA Sex workers experience high levels of sexual violence, in the U.S. and globally. they also frequently experience victim blaming, exclusion from victim funds and services, and violence at the hands of police. This fact sheet, Developed for International Day [...]

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Fact Sheet: Violence Against Trans Sex Workers

By |2017-05-01T03:04:17+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Fact Sheets, Print Outs|Tags: , , |

Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2015 Title: Violence Against Trans Sex Workers: Intersections of Gender Identity, Race, Class, and Criminalization Authors: SWOP-USA Trans individuals, especially trans women and trans women of color, face particular structural and interpersonal violence stemming from intersectional marginalization based on race, class, gender identity, and engagement in street-based economies and the sex trade. [...]

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Police Violence, Misconduct and Sex Workers

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 18th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , |

The recent case of two Chicago police officers being investigated for trafficking  a 14 year old raises the question: how frequently does police sexual misconduct and violence against sex workers occur? In a Reason.com article, Elizabeth Nolan-Brown gives a summary of nearly 40 police misconduct cases involving sex workers in the last year. Most cases involved police paying [...]

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 [...]

Responding to Rape Culture and Mary Mitchell’s Sun-Times Column

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , |

Community members respond to Mary Mitchell's Sunday, September 13th column questioning whether sex workers could be raped and should have access to the criminal justice system and victim services:     Here is a charming article that calls the rape of a sex worker "theft of services" and actually includes the line, "for law enforcement to [...]

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