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British Sex Workers Protest Proposal That Would Shut Down Their Websites

moncler sale outlet British sex workers and sex worker activists rallied at cheap moncler coats Parliament in London on Wednesday afternoon to protest a new proposal to ban sex work related websites. in April, which has dramatically worsened work conditions for voluntary sex workers across the country. moncler sale outlet

cheap moncler coats Similar to America’s FOSTA SESTA legislation, the British proposal aims to combat sex trafficking but would effectively shutter websites where people solicit sex. It has wide support across party lines. Sarah Champion, a Labour member of Parliament who represents Rotheram, England, proposed the legislation in response to a May report from a cross party political group that moncler outlet sale said several sex work related websites, including AdultWork and Vivastreet, profited from sex trafficking. legislators employed similar rhetoric last spring, such as when Sen. Rob Portman (R Ohio) said websites like Backpage and Craigslist Personals were responsible for sex trafficking. “We need to join the dots between prostitution, modern slavery, trafficking and child sexual exploitation.” cheap moncler coats

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But British sex workers and sex worker advocates much like their American counterparts say that banning these websites buy moncler jackets will cause more harm than do good. bill in moncler outlet online April, sex workers have reported being forced into unsafe and sometimes violent situations as well as losing income. One moncler mens jackets independent pornographer, Vex Ashley, who is based in England, even had her account removed from a membership crowdfunding platform, Patreon, after the website cracked down on sex related content.

Several hundred protesters spent Wednesday afternoon in central London urging the public and Parliament not to be misled by common anti trafficking rhetoric, which is what many say happened in the case of FOSTA SESTA.

moncler outlet store “It’s extraordinary that people who call themselves feminists are promoting the exact same legal model which the Trump administration has used against sex workers,” Jen, a sex worker and activist with Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM), said in a statement on Wednesday. “We know moncler outlet already that FOSTA SESTA is endangering vulnerable women and forcing them into the hands of managers and abusive partners.” moncler outlet store

cheap moncler jackets Champion’s proposal would not moncler outlet store do much to combat sex cheap moncler trafficking, said Victoria Bateman, a professor cheap moncler outlet of economics at Cambridge University who has written extensively about sex work and contemporary feminism. cheap moncler jackets

moncler outlet online “If we really want to tackle sex trafficking, there is a very simple way of doing so: Let voluntary sex moncler sale workers sell sex without being penalized by laws that make it increasingly difficult for them to do so,” she told HuffPost on Thursday. moncler outlet online

moncler sale “If a proper market is able to function, those who want to satisfy their demand for sex will be able to do so by engaging in exchanges with voluntary sex workers.” moncler sale

moncler outlet uk Some British sex worker organizations called out legislators, monlcer down jackets like Champion,for supporting the Nordic Model, in which sex workers are not criminalized but their clients are. Most sex workers are actually opposed to it. moncler outlet uk

moncler outlet sale At Moncler Outlet the Wednesday rally, sex workers emphasized that without online resources they are pushed further underground and into dangerous settings. moncler outlet sale

moncler factory outlet “The ability of voluntary sex workers cheap moncler jackets to use the internet allows them to screen clients and share information about clients, reducing the risks associated with sex work,” Bateman said. moncler factory outlet

“The question for policymakers in regard to sex work is simple: Do they want sex workers to face higher risks and to be pushed into poverty, or lower risks and better pay?”

cheap moncler jackets sale Avery Edison, a trans artist and comedian who also occasionally profits from selling her nudes online, called out Champion for refusing to engage with the protesters. cheap moncler jackets sale

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