Sex work is the exchange of sexual services for resources. But it is also so much more.
Sexual services can be mean physical contact such as escorting or domination, in proximity such as peep shows, and distanced with no physical contact such as cam work or pornography. Other terms may be people who engage in commercial sex, people who engage in the sex trades, and people who trade sex. People who trade … Continue reading Sex Work is Work.
The exchange of sexual services for resources is criminalized in every state in the US, except for a small number of counties in Nevada where only brothel-based sexual exchange is legal. The United States’ approach to sex work is full criminalization, meaning the selling sex, buying sex, and all people and spaces which allow or … Continue reading Sex work is both criminalized and regulated.
The United States is a country rife with economic injustice. Commercial sex, as a low-barrier, informal economy which provides access to unrestricted resources. Many people who face a range of structural marginalization and inequity relay on the sex trade to make ends meet and provide. LGBTQ individuals, and especially trans folks, face a range of … Continue reading Sex work is an Economic Justice issue.
Sex workers have been a long standing, and often erased, part of the LGBTQ community. Sex work has offered a life line for those marginalized to not just survive but thrive, formed the backbones of nascent organizations and a sub-community for many who have been invisibilized by respectability politics. It is important to look at … Continue reading Sex work is an LGBTQ Issue
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