Research shows that sex workers are particularly vulnerable to physical and sexual violence at work. Globally, sex workers have a 45- 75% chance of experiencing sexual violence on the job. Individual studies of sex work in the US confirm high rates of violence, often from law enforcement. Street workers (who are more likely to be of color, trans, and housing precarious), are especially vulnerable. One New York City-based study of street workers found that 80% had experienced violence and 30% reported violence or threats of violence from law enforcement. A similar study of indoor workers found that 46% had been victims of violence and 14% had experienced police violence. Migrants and LGBTQ sex workers are also more likely to encounter violence.
(New York, NY)— A grant from the Woodhull Freedom Foundation will support a new study on the effects of “de-platforming” adult sex workers in the U.S. conducted by Professor Samantha Majic of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Melissa Ditmore, a student at the CUNY School of Public Health & Health Policy and Graduate Center alum. Results in 2023.
2022 US memorial. The updated list is on this link, along with the event flyer. Folks can use the QR code to join us this Saturday, Dec 17th from 7 to 10 pm EST.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LOm3Lut-IRSGhEaxcm4XqtRAyyAsY8FIMgLhvEA6CKI/edit
Lael Morgan, historian and author of Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush dies at 86. Friend and mentor to The ESPLER Project, ESPU, CUSP, Workers/Survivors and many others organizations and individuals.
Rest in Power: Carol Leigh The Scarlot Harlot
US Pros SF December 17th on December 10th 2:00 PM - 3:30 Pacific Time