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We have to rely on poor screening, due to this. We mainly rely on our close-knit community and one another for our safety and well-being. Providers with more privilege like myself can, fortunately, afford to make all the changes to encrypt everything and to advertise on the existing platforms. I have seen providers lower their rates or offer extreme discounts.
Many providers are getting texts from pimps promising them clients. There have been reports now of fellow sex workers missing. Many have gone completely under the radar, or even changed their identities.
Many are very depressed, even suicidal. They want us out of sight, underground, dead or in the streets easy to arrest. That is precisely what this bill will produce. Overall, as mentioned, we are scared. Are sex worker resource sites still working?
Have they deleted any of my social media platforms? Where do I go, how do I continue working? What if this date is dangerous? Am I somehow going to get in trouble? Will I be able to provide, not only for myself but for my family, this week? Backpage gave me a lot of extra income to do that and spend as much time as I wanted with my son. It has definitely made me more depressed.
And my anxiety has gone up more than it ever has been. Women now having to walk the streets just to get clients and being put in dangerous circumstances that they never had to deal with before. This bill is killing us. From how we promote our work e.
Before this bill, we were already marginalized, censored and shadowbanned, but now after this law has come to pass, our work is becoming criminalized and abolished under the guise of stopping sex trafficking and keeping us safe. The political just got really personal. I used Craigslist Personals and Backpage mostly.
Indoor workers are going out on the street. Some of them are disappearing. People I know are getting contacted by pimps and abusers more because they know we are desperate. Mainly some of the websites that I use a lot no longer are available.
Last month I wanted to have a session with a couple. They gave me the name of a dominatrix in L. She said really good things about them, but I also wanted to verify her. She gave me her Erotic Review profile so I could see her through there. And that day I went to look at it and found out The Erotic Review was shut down.
For myself, I have a full-time job, so I have that kind of backbone or leeway. But this full-time job is recent. Backpage was the first to fall, and Craigslist. Those were the two main advertising forums in Canada. Taking away online forums makes it a lot harder to screen clients and advertise. I do feel afraid for my safety. They want to abolish sex work and eliminate the demand for it, while providing no concrete solutions for those who do wish to leave sex work.
Clay said that the bill is already impacting people who have utilized online platforms to move off the street. An oft-cited study illustrates the importance of sex workers being able to use online advertising to stay off the streets PDF. They found an incredible In addition to a loss of free advertising forums—very real sources of income which, as many advocates pointed out, fell through just days before rent was due—SESTA has already begun to compromise ways in which sex workers communicate online: Activists and sex workers are imagining a virtual world in which warning the community about a violent client or disseminating harm-reduction tools is criminalized.
This world is already a partial reality. Straight advertising platforms that are closing down, as well as different elements of websites where sex workers interact. Do I host this information? Do I facilitate this sharing of information? When relating to each other as sex workers is a potentially criminal experience, how do I stay safe, when everything I know about harm reduction relies on me and my peers?
She had sent me slides to look over and reorganize for the advocacy panel. My partner, who works on a sex worker safety list similar to a bad date list had the files he was sharing with another sex worker disappear from both of their drives.
But the enforcing of them? I have never seen anything like this… people are losing things left and right at a staggering, shocking rate. Being able to have honest conversations about safety and about wellness and about how you plan for the future and saving money, those are all things that could now potentially come under scrutiny because of this new legislation.
So yeah, we knew it was going to pass. But the organizing has just begun, from community debrief calls to resource-sharing meetings that are being held around the country. The meeting also covered recent website closures, cybersecurity tools, next steps, and plans for sharing resources moving forward. We went over what platforms we had left, and also what we could do to help people that are affected directly right away, as well as not censoring ourselves immediately, trying to keep our tools that we have as long as possible before they disappear.
It was us kind of just creating space and supporting each other. Meanwhile, two community debrief calls aimed to make this sort of resource-sharing and community-building even more widely accessible.
Lola told The Daily Beast that there were somewhere between and dial-in numbers, but noted that, since many people were listening in groups, the actual number of participants was probably much larger.