Judges, police and juries often hold bias against sex workers. In Philadelphia, Judge Teresa Carr-Deni called gang-rape of a sex worker at gunpoint “theft of services” and refused to allow prosecution to press aggravated sexual assault charges. In South Africa, police routinely refuse to even pursue rape cases involving sex workers or laugh at victims when victims come forward. Photo of Philadelphia City Hall M. Dante
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Billy Penn Re/Post: Street harassment in Philly: Unsafe, uncomfortable and untracked There’s no way to quantify what may not even be illegal: “Sometimes it’s just annoying, and sometimes it’s terrifying.” Article series by Anna Orso. Illustration: Billy Penn Art.
"I believe we need to fundamentally change the current culture within the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. More of the same won’t achieve real justice for victims caught up in our city's criminal justice system.” Lawrence Krasner
December 17th 2016 officially marked the thirteenth anniversary of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Most likely, you have never heard about this day if you live in the U.S. because the American media doesn’t cover this topic. Article by Brian Saady. "Crying Liberty" copyright: Deborah Gross- Zuchman http://www.deborahzuchman.com
On Tumblr, Altarflame wrote: Diana was an artist and a photographer who always actively encouraged other artists. She was also a transwoman, and an out sex worker. Diana shot herself in Johnathan Dickinson State Park on December 21st 2016.
"Crying Liberty" copyright: Deborah Gross- Zuchman http://www.deborahzuchman.com