Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Call for Applications – Join Our Team!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

SWOP-USA is seeking motivated and engaged individuals to contribute to our National sex worker activist network. We are currently looking to expand our Board of Directors, as well as add new Chapter Liaisons to our team. If you are interested in contributing to building a stronger sex worker advocacy network in the US, please visit the links below [...]

SWOP Philly Rep in Response to Rachel Moran

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

by M.G. Dante - originally published on Sex Workers Outreach Project-Philly website Realizing I do not need the New York Times to publish my thoughts to share them: I don’t feel I –  as a former  homeless teen, and a woman who has  engaged in what is defined as commercial sex  –  should be forced to have my [...]

Six Problems with Media Coverage of the Sex Trade

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

by Lindsay A. Roth, Project Safe Executive Director, and Katherine Koster, SWOP-USA Communications Director   While everyone is charged up by Mary Mitchell's exemplary example of "how not to write about people involved in the sex trade," Lindsay and I would like to offer a few tips to the media about how to ethically report on [...]

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 [...]

WANTED: Community Support Line Volunteers!

By |2015-09-10T05:41:51+00:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

SWOP-USA is looking to expand our base of community support line volunteers! Our volunteer operators are available for non-judgmental listening, culturally competent support, and to help point people to appropriate resources.   If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this application!   In an effort to improve our services for the sex worker community, we are training new [...]

The Research Blog: How Accurate is the “Happy Hooker” Stereotype?

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

  This is the first research-on-sex-work blog, by board member Katie Hail-Jares, also a PhD candidate in Criminology at American University and an associate professor at Georgetown University. Stay tuned for more, and send any questions about sex work and sex trafficking facts and research to support@swopusa.org!  The Question: I was pulled into a Facebook discussion [...]

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 [...]

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