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Matthijs Holter
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RPG person. Project facilitator.
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Norwegian man who killed an escort faces 18 years in jail.

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Julie Bindel is not popular among sex workers. I wonder what people here think of this article.



The Netflix documentary "Hot Girls Wanted" is outing sex workers without permission and using footage of cam workers illegally. Not much info available yet, as the people involved only just found out they're in the series, but read @effy_elizabeth_ on Twitter for more info.

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"Trafficking" is a hard term to deal with.

There is trafficking going on; trafficking victims are real and need help, and the people and organizations that do trafficking need to be jailed/removed/dealt with.

However, the word has become highly problematic, in that as soon as it is spoken, you have to agree with whatever else the speaker demands. Say "trafficking", and you get funding with no questions asked, and dangerous legislation is passed.

Like the war on drugs, the war on trafficking is not solving the problems it claims to address, and it creates new victims.

Here, one sex worker addresses the most recent scandal.

For more detailed information, read this Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/03/27/lies-damned-lies-and-sex-work-statistics/?utm_term=.fcadc8279c9c


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"As sex workers' most marketable asset is often their body, and that's pretty much a depreciating asset, it's important to look at earnings as 'front loaded' in their career in sex work."

"Not all sex workers have such a happy or neat ending. For others, exiting the industry is a messy, protracted affair. Shaking off the stigma that still exists around sex work can be difficult, and transitioning into a new job becomes even more of a struggle if—like many women—you find yourself outed as a former sex worker."

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Interesting and imaginative breaches of privacy.

"A British bank is helping to identify women trafficked here to work as prostitutes by monitoring customers’ accounts for daily purchases of contraceptives, a new report has revealed.

The same unnamed bank has also been looking for payments to “high end restaurants and cheap diners on the same day” in the belief that such transactions could indicate a sex worker dining with a client while her “handler” eats more frugally nearby."

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Yeah, this isn't funny.
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