sex work

politics
politics

Inside the First Sex Worker Town Hall Hosted by a Congressional Candidate

At Congressional candidate Suraj Patel's event, Broadly spoke with organizers and participants about SESTA/FOSTA, decriminalization, and keeping sex workers safe.
Lena Solow
6.22.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

I Was Tricked into Becoming a Cam Girl at 18

It all started with a mysterious MSN message asking me if I'd like to be a model.
Sarah Hurtes
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Deepfakes Were Created As a Way to Own Women's Bodies—We Can't Forget That

When Redditors started using AI to attach celebrities' faces to porn performers' bodies, the media reaction focused on the implications for potential political hoaxes, but we need to focus on the women they harmed.
Samantha Cole
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

As a Sex Worker With a Chronic Illness, FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care

In a nation lacking universal healthcare, recent legislation effectively cut a thread by which many disabled people climbed out of poverty.
Zia Moon
6.18.18
sex work
sex work

'There Is a Lot of Fight We Still Have to Fight': Voices from the Sex Workers' March

Attendees of the International Whores' Day rally in Las Vegas tell Broadly why they march and what they want people to know about the sex work industry.
Bridget Bennett
6.4.18
sex work
sex work

Congress Attacked Sex Workers. Now We Need You to Stand with Us

FOSTA/SESTA has had devastating effects on the sex worker community—and now we're fighting for our lives.
Liara Roux
6.1.18
activism
activism

'We Are Not Victims': How Sex Workers Are Mobilizing Across the Country

In the wake of FOSTA/SESTA, sex workers and allied activists are building new safety networks and lobbying support.
Kimberly Lawson
5.30.18
international whores day
international whores day

Events Across the Country Where You Can Support Sex Workers This Weekend

After the passage of SESTA/FOSTA, sex workers need support more than ever this International Whores' Day.
Leila Ettachfini
5.30.18
Social Media
Social Media

Users Accuse Instagram of Censoring Hashtags About Sex Work and Women

Sex worker advocates are taking to social media to decry Instagram's reported censorship of words like #woman and #femalestrippers as yet another example of harmfully targeting sex workers in the wake of SESTA/FOSTA.
Leila Ettachfini
5.29.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports
The Scarlet Letter Reports

Brett Rossi on How Her Porn Career Was Used to Discredit Her Abuse Allegations

Adult film star Brett Rossi sits down with host Amanda Knox to discuss how she was targeted by the media after filing a domestic violence lawsuit against her former fiancé Charlie Sheen, and why sex workers' stories need to be taken seriously.
Amanda Knox
5.23.18
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

We Must Repeal SESTA, a Deadly Law That Does Nothing to Help Trafficking Victims

The controversial anti-sex trafficking law is an example of sloppy legislation that has already done untold harm to marginalized communities, argues New York Congressional candidate Suraj Patel.
Suraj Patel
5.21.18
Mother's Day 2018
Mother's Day 2018

What It's Like Being a Mom and a Sex Worker

“My son might find me on PornHub one day. And that's okay, because moms have sex. If he finds me, that'll be my response: ‘Moms have sex.’"
Juniper Fitzgerald
5.11.18