Time for a call to action? Sex workers lives are at stake, this needs to be international news. Do whatever it takes. International SWs head to your US embassy. Jessi was talking to me from her hospital bed where she was preparing for her second round of back surgery.
She had just returned to work after her first spinal surgery when her main source of income, Backpage, went down for good. She said it accounted for 95 per cent of her client base. Even with sex work, there is no comparison. Gay and transsexual sex workers have also lost websites critical to their business, including gay dating hook-up sites where they are able to chat with their peers and exchange information on health and safety.
I have never worked overseas so I have no idea what other platforms there are there. Sex workers are resilient. Things have fallen apart really quickly. An Australian-based website, Crockor, is picking up steam as an alternative classifieds portal for Australian sex workers. Continue the conversation with Matt Young via Facebook or Twitter. EVER wondered why women get questions that never seem to be aimed at men?
Balance, career, babies — the list goes on. The Balls Deep podcast is turning that trend on its head. But in doing so it has claimed unsuspecting victims as far as Australia. Ms Hunt is part of a group of developers called Assembly Four. They have begun work on a new social platform called Switter, which is purpose-built for sex workers. When approached for comment, Google pointed to a statement from its trade organisation, the Internet Association, which said it was committed to ending trafficking online.
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